Region – Kristen Merchant and Dennis Ferrante became the proud parents of Daniel Richard Ferrante, born Aug. 12 at 10 p.m.? Daniel came into the world weighing 5 lbs, 14 oz. and 19 inches long. Daniel's? sister Gianna Rose Ferrante, who turned 2 on Aug. 5, was very excited to meet him. His grandparents are Cindy Merchant of Northborough, Don and Susan Merchant of Grafton and Dennis and Mary Anne Ferrante of Shrewsbury.