Published December 14, 2018

MELROSE — Rose O. (Oteri) Pulpi, 98, formerly of Melrose and Everett, entered into eternal life on December 6, 2018.

Rose was born on September 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. Rose 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, 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.

Born in Boston’s North End, 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 selfless wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first. She was the 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 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.

Visiting hours were in the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Monday, December 10. A funeral Mass followed in the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main Street, Wakefield. Relatives and friends were kindly invited. Interment will be 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 info or 1-877-71-ROCC.