In Our Care

Moscaritolo, Gennaro "Jerry" of Arlington, MA, died peacefully on Friday, September 23, 2022, in Greenfield, MA. Born in Somerville in 1928 to Michael and Elena (Melchionda) Moscaritolo, Jerry graduated from Somerville High School. He obtained a certificate in radio repair before entering the US Air Force (1948-1952) and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant. After leaving the service, he began a long career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that lasted until his retirement in 1993.

He is survived by his loving wife Rosemarie (Gravallese); sons Gerard of Lynn, and David and wife Amy of Greenfield; grandchildren Andrew Moscaritolo of Bridgewater, Kelsey Moscaritolo of Plymouth, Nick Moscaritolo of Greenfield, and Rose Moscaritolo of Tampa, FL; brother Anthony and wife Lucy Moscaritolo of Saugus; as well as many cherished nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Roseanne Concannon.

As a teenager during WWII, he proudly served as a Neighborhood Messenger Carrier, receiving a commendation in 1943 for his dedication.

Jerry was a gifted stained glass maker who crafted beautiful pieces, many of which were given to friends and family who continue to enjoy them. He loved deep sea fishing and Maine beaches. Jerry was a former member of the choir at St. Camillus Church, and enjoyed helping out with the parish garage sales. He volunteered as a poll worker in his community for many years. He was a masterful maker of stuffed artichokes and his Sunday Gravy was the best!

The family expresses deep gratitude to dear friends Bob Powers, Nancy Hamilton, many Pierce Street neighbors in Greenfield, as well the exceptional care Jerry received at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Charlene Manor Extended Care, both in Greenfield, and from Pioneer Valley Hospice & Palliative Care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to Pioneer Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, 329 Conway Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Massachusetts Avenue, ARLINGTON, on Thursday, September 29 from 9:00-11:00 am and to attend his funeral mass at 11:30 am in St. Camillus Church at 1185 Concord Turnpike, Arlington. Air Force Honors to immediately follow. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.