Lindo Ferrini ’42

Lindo Ferrini ’42 died on September 3, 2003, in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Born on February 7, 1921, in Lynn, MA, he prepared for college at Classical High School in Lynn and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1942, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 through 1945 during World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade. He did graduate work at Boston University School of Social Work and the New York School of Social Work at Columbia University, from which he received a master’s degree in 1947. He was a social worker with the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare in Boston and Brockton for six years, was supervisor of the Sweetser Children’s Home in Saco for a year, and was executive director of the Daniel Webster Home for Children in Franklin, NH, from 1954 to 1957, when he became executive director of the Sarah A. Reed Home in Erie, PA.

He was executive director of the Children’s Study Home in Springfield, MA, from 1960 to 1967, when he became executive director of the Hilltop Children’s Service in Springfield, which later became the Hilltop Child and Adult Services, Inc. He was a charter member of Common Cause and a member of Amnesty International, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He was married in 1969 to Jeannette Wheeler Lynch, who predeceased him. He is survived by two sons by an earlier marriage, Paul Ferrini and Henry Ferrini; and two stepdaughters, Nancy Lynch and Amy Lynch.