Watertown - Throughout Debra Vincuilla’s life she really believed that joy is in giving. She loved shopping for the right bargain, coupons in hand and then masterfully wrapped each gift to be given to family, friends and neighbors. Often times the gifts were given ‘just because’ and not restricted to a holiday or birthday and she always knew just what to get each person in her life.
She was equally generous with her baked goods and meals. With talent, measure and love she would prepare countless baked goods in particular chocolate chip cookies and Italian specialty cookies. And typical Debra when giving as a gift everything was beautifully wrapped.
Debra J. Gargano was born December 15, 1959 in Cambridge a daughter of Maria P. (Picchianti) Gargano and the late John Gargano. Raised in Watertown she graduated from Watertown High School and earned her Associate degree from Bunker Hill Community College.She continued her schooling and was later just a few credits shy of her Bachelor’s degree from Bentley University. She married George J. Vincuilla on May 16, 1992 in Saint Luke’s Church in Belmont.
She worked for many years in various positions for the Town of Watertown before staying at home to raise her daughter and last year she experiencing the joyful arrival of her grandson, William whom she adored. She loved being able to make her house a home, enjoy the company of her dog ‘Sox’, prepare meals and treats, clip coupons, and walk the neighborhood.
After a short battle with cancer she died peacefully at Care Dimensions Hospice Residence in Lincoln on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. She was 62.
In addition to her husband, George of Watertown, she leaves her daughter, Danielle R. Vincuilla and her fiancé, William Gozzo and their son, William Gozzo, all of Billerica; her mother, Maria Gargano of Watertown; her twin sister with whom she was close, Diana Godfrey (Steve) of Watertown and other siblings, Joya Gargano, Vivian Buckley and Linda Gennari; her in-laws, Laura Lally (late Jim), Carol MacKenzie (Rick), Marsha Powers (Bill), all of Waltham and Susan Vincuilla (late Donald) of Framingham; many nieces & nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Debra's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, December 14th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to The Church of Saint Luke, 132 Lexington Street, Belmont where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Watertown.
Memorials in her name may be made to Dana Farber | The Jimmy Fund, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or www.danafarber.org