Update: Head-On Collision on Curran Highway Turns Fatal
The district attorney's office has confirmed that 82-year-old George Ferris of North Adams was killed as the result of Friday’s Curran Highway collision.
The crash occurred in front of North County Veterinary Hospital at about 3:30 p.m. and involved a car and a sport utility vehicle.
Police Sgt. Albert Zoito said one driver was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and the other to BMC's emergency satellite facility in the city.
Police, firefighters, and Northern Berkshire EMS were dispatched to the scene and the road was closed from Hodges Cross Road to the former Doran's Carpet.
State Police and Adams Police were also called to assist.
Zoito said the accident is under investigation and that the State Police accident reconstruction team was being called to assist in the investigation.
Ferris was taken to BMC's emergency satellite facility in North Adams, where he later died. Ferris operated Man's World Styling Salon on Marshall Street with his two brothers.
George Ferris will be missed, my Husband Scott would drive from where we live to Mans World Styling Salon, and I would go along with him. The Ferris brothers made that a special place, we would all sit around and talk about anything and everything, and they always have WUPE on in the background.
George Louis Ferris, 82 was born in North Adams, MA on July 15, 1938, a son of the late Louis George and Nellie Mary (Simon) Ferris.
He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. He was a veteran of the US Army National Guard.
A longtime barber George started his career with his father at the former Ferris Barber Shop and later joined with his brothers to own and operate the Man’s World Styling Salon in North Adams.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for George Louis Ferris will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Calling hours will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Care of Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.