Grace M. (Cipolla) Rulli

November 27, 1938 ~ December 14, 2021 (age 83)

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Grace M. (Cipolla) Rulli, 83, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed from this life on December 14, 2021.  Born on November 27, 1938 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Bentivegna) Cipolla.  On August 3, 1957, Grace married Gene S. Rulli.  He predeceased her on December 3, 2015.


Grace was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY.  She graduated from Niagara Falls High School as well as Doyle Beauty School.  Following many years of service, Grace retired as a dietary technician from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  She attended the John Duke Senior Center and was a member of the Niagara Falls Memorial Retirees.  Grace cherished her time spent with her loving dog, Mickey.


Grace is survived by her children, David (Christine) Rulli, Janine (Clark) Patrick and Lisa (Kevin) Kohnke  and was predeceased by one son, Vincent L. Rulli in 2006. She is also survived by ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael (Barbara) Cipolla and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 


All services, with Rev. Robert Hughson officiating, and entombment, in St. Joseph Cemetery, was held privately with her family. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Professional arrangements are under the care of the Goodlander family, OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007).  Share condolences at

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