Jennie A. (Mariano) Magnarelli,
lifelong resident of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of 71 years to Romaio Magnarelli of Quincy. Loving mother of John Magnarelli and his wife Pam of Duxbury, Diane Semler of Attleboro, MaryAnn Palmer and her husband Bill of Plantation, Florida and Richard Magnarelli and his wife Loretta of Quincy.
She is also survived by sisters, Donna Sacchetti and Gloria Varrasso; sister-in-law, Rose Thibeault; six grandchildren, Christopher, Patrick, Diane, Lisa, Jamie, and Jimmy; two great grandchildren, Sierra and Mia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carmine and Pasqualina Mariano; three brothers, Luigi, Americo, and Peter; one sister Rose Raymondi; one brother-in-law Charles Magnarelli and one sister-in-law Jennie Magnarelli.
Jennie graduated from Quincy High School in 1942. She first met Romaio through letters she wrote to him while he was stationed in Europe during World War II. They married on September 8, 1946. Though she held a number of jobs during her life, the most important ones were being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. A fantastic cook, she made every meal feel like it was a Sunday dinner. For years she was a top flight candle pin bowler in various Quincy leagues, often leading them in average and high individual score.
Funeral mass at St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street, Quincy on Saturday, November 18th at 10:30 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation will be held prior to her mass at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy from 8:00 to 9:45 am. Burial will be at Blue Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Breast Oncology Program at:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284
or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.
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