Word has been received that John Allan Ferguson of East Falmouth died February 7 at the age of 91. Mr. Ferguson was known as Allan for his entire life.

He was the husband of Georgiana (Teixeira) Ferguson, whom he met through their mutual employment at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth; he was working there as a chef and she was a hostess. The couple had been married for 52 years at the time of his wife’s death in 2010.

A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1958 Mr. Ferguson moved from Canada to the United States with his two daughters, Jo-anne and Chris Ann Ferguson.

Mr. Ferguson had a love of cooking that he used in his vocation. During his career, he was a master chef at many northern and southern eating establishments, on the campus at Mount Ida Junior College in Newton, and at restaurants of his own. Earlier in his life, he had been the lead cook on ships traveling to many to ports as a part of the Canadian Merchant Marine.

He had lived in East Falmouth for the last 25 years.

He leaves his daughter Chris Ann Street; his daughter-in-law, Marilyn Rapoza; five grandchildren, Michael Stonehouse, Staci Street, Laurie Mercurio, Lisa Mercurio and Christine Rapoza; seven great-grandchildren, Hunter Stonehouse, Hayden Stonehouse, Hannah Stonehouse, Caiden Street, Kennadi Street, Tiffani Mercurio and Sophia Mercurio; three great-great-grandchildren, Isabella Mercurio, Sarina Mercurio and Aiden Reese; and other family.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter Jo-anne Elizabeth Ferguson.

Burial was to be private.

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