Obituaries 12-12-2018

Vincenza ‘Vinny’ Ingaciola

Member of the Greatest Generation

Vincenza M. “Vinny” Ingaciola of Everett entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 4.  She was 95 years old.

Born in Boston, Vinny grew up in East Boston and later moved to Saugus and then Everett, where she lived for many years. A smart and talented women, Vinny in her early years contributed to the war effort, working at the Charlestown Navy Yard during World War II repairing damaged warships.  She later worked for several years at the Group Insurance Commission in Boston. Her last professional job was at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea where she worked in admissions.

She was the daughter of the late Frances (Paola) and Salvatore Muscarelli, beloved wife of the late Nicholas J. Ingaciola, loving and devoted mother of Loreen M. Pelletier and her husband, Gerard of N. Reading, Nicky J. Ingaciola and his wife, Carolyn of Lynnfield, Mary Ann Ingaciola and her partner Sheri Anastos of Hull, and Mark P. Ingaciola and his partner, Mark Cellucci of Lynnfield; sister of Ronald Muscarelli of Somerville and the late Millie DeMayo, Ann Shick and Violet Sarno; loving grandmother of Jennifer Brissette and her husband, Marc, Mark Pelletier and his wife, Jennifer, Nicholas Ingaciola and his wife, Tamanna, Christopher Ingaciola and Julie Ingaciola and loving great-grandmother of Isabelle, Beau and Gabrielle Brissette and Harry Pelletier.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vinny’s memory to the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150 or to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.

Rose Pulpi

Dedicated and selfless wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother

Rose O. (Oteri) Pulpi, formerly of Melrose and Everett, entered into eternal life on Dec. 6. She was 98 years old.

Born in Boston’s North End and raised in Everett, she married the love of her life, Guy (Tony) Pulpi in 1943 and lived in Boston until 1960 when she moved back to Everett. In 2003, Rose and Guy moved to Melrose to be near their family.

Rose was a dedicated and self-less wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first. She was happiest spending time with her multi-generational family.

Rose was an accomplished seamstress and was employed as a sample maker in the Boston garment district. Her hobbies included Bingo, sewing and crocheting. Her faith was her anchor and she lived her life with an unceasing devotion to the Miraculous Medal. Rose will be remembered as a devoted wife, extraordinary mother and treasured grandmother/great grandmother.

Rose was born on Sept. 9, 1920, one of seven children of the late James and Josephine Oteri. She was the beloved wife of the late Guy (Tony) H. Pulpi with whom she shared 69 years of marriage. She is survived by her son, John Pulpi and his wife, Marlene of Melrose; her daughter Josephine Pulpi Felice and her husband, Patrick of Saugus; her cherished grandchildren: Debra Pulpi Friedlander, Kimberly Pulpi DiPrima, Susan Felice Marroni, Marc Pulpi, Christine Felice Cosgrove and Jennifer Felice; 13 great grandchildren and her sister, Anna Oteri of Everett. She was predeceased by her brothers: John, Dick, Placido (Teddy) and her sisters, Agatha and Mary Oteri.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was private. Donations in Rose’s memory may be made to Melrose City Hall, Attn: Veteran Services, 562 Main St., Melrose, MA  02176. Make checks payable to City of Melrose “Veteran Relief Fund” in the memo line. For more information visit: or 1-877-71-ROCCO

Theresa Gaff

Longtime Everett resident

Theresa E. (Devlin) Gaff, a longtime Everett resident, passed away on Dec, 7 at 92 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Edward Gaff, she was the loving mother of Robert Gaff of Venice, FL, Ronald Gaff and his wife, Lanie of Saugus, Elaine Franca and her late husband, Thomas of Hudson, FL and Edward Gaff and his wife, Susan of Everett. She is also survived by seven cherished grandchildren and several cherished great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, 194 Nichols St. Chelsea-Everett line, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In Theresa’s name, donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA02143. For directions and online guestbook, please visit

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