Nicholas A. Ferranti
1931 — 2021
Nicholas A. Ferranti, U.S. Navy Cdr. (Ret.), passed away peacefully on April 25, 2021. Nick was born in Peoria, IL on May 4, 1931, and grew up in Hollis Township and retired to Jacksonville in 1978. Nick attended the old Hollis school on Tuscorora Hill and the Spalding Institute, and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, until he joined the U.S. Navy in 1948. He attained the rank of Commander and served his country for 30 years. He enjoyed playing poker and a good glass of merlot, but his greatest love was his family. Nick was funny, caring, giving, and he will be dearly missed. He is survived by grandchildren, Jerry A. Ferranti (Tanya), Angela Frost (Jef), and James Chandler;...