Published in the June 15, 2018 edition

PEABODY — Nancy A. (Corvino) Ingemi, 82, a resident of Peabody and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 8, 2018. 

Born in Boston on March 2, 1936, Nancy was one of nine children of the late Pasquale and Rose (Ferrante) Corvino. Raised in Everett, Nancy learned the value of family from a young age. As the second oldest of nine children, she shared many responsibilities in the family. Nancy developed a foundation of self reliance, determination, and love for family. As a young woman, Nancy shared a passion for sports with her dad. She was a cheerleader at Everett High School and continued her love of sports throughout her life. Her passion for cooking was developed from countless hours helping her grandmother and mother prepare meals for her family. Among her favorite hobbies were reading, crossword puzzles and sudoku, shorthand, knitting, and golf.

On September 20, 1958, Nancy married Joseph Ingemi. They started a family of five sons in Salem before moving to Everett, and subsequently Melrose. While living in Salem they developed lifelong relationships with fellow members of the Christopher Columbus Society.

In 1973, Nancy and Joe together founded and operated Ceramic-To-Metal Seals, Inc. For many years, she was the glue that made the operation run smoothly and efficiently. With her strong will, and ability to organize and serve as a leader, Nancy was an integral part of the operations of the business. Ceramic-To-Metal Seals continues today as a successful business owned and operated by son, Stephen.

Their shared love of golf made a membership to Bellevue, and eventual move for the family to Melrose a perfect fit. Nancy soon became an invaluable member of the Bellevue community.

Family was of the utmost importance to her whether it be gathering at Nana and Papa’s for meatballs on Sundays, summer days on Revere beach, or hosting birthdays and holidays.

Very kind and quietly generous, Nancy always wanted to help people and offer her support or assistance. She never hesitated when trying something new, and never backed down from a challenge. She will be deeply missed, but her incredible will, and sheer stamina will live on as a source of great strength for all who knew her.

Nancy was the beloved wife of Joseph Ingemi, Sr. with whom she shared nearly 60 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Joseph Ingemi, Jr. and his wife Mary of Malden, Robert F. Ingemi and Amy Lima of Saugus, Stephen Ingemi and his wife Kathleen of Reading, Peter J. Ingemi and his wife Lori of Prospect, Ky., and David R. Ingemi and his wife Abby of Melrose. Dear sister of Marie Fonzi and her late husband Ricci of Peabody, Patti Gianatassio and her husband Joseph of Malden, Angela Sohn and her husband Gerald of Winchester, Joan Zollo of Windham, N.H., and the late Francis Corvino, the late Nicholas Corvino, the late Robert Corvino and surviving wife Delanne, and the late Pat “Butchie” Corvino and surviving companion Cathy Kelley of Middleton. Cherished grandmother of Troy, Lucas, Peter John, Tyler, Nicholas, Olivia, Joseph, Sophia, Nicholas, Autumn, Lucia, and Ruby.

Relatives and friends gathered in honor and remembrance of Nancy’s life during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Tuesday, June 12, and again on Wednesday, before leaving in procession to the Church of the Incarnation, 429 Upham St., Melrose for her funeral Mass. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For online tribute or directions visit