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Giovanna A. Bognore, 92, of Melrose, MA, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2022, at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Affectionately known as Jeni by all friends and family who will dearly miss and cherish memories of her spirit, resilience, and amazing artistic talents.
Jeni lived in Melrose for over 40 years and was very active within the town. She was a floral designer in her earlier years and a well-respected self-taught artist throughout her life. Due to health conditions as a child Jeni had a life-saving heart transplant at the age of 62 years old. She was forever grateful for the donor family and how their unselfish act gave her a second chance at life. "Forget the lottery, I have the gift of life".
Jeni was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph Bognore on December 4, 2018 . She is survived by her two children, Mario John Fagone of Salem, MA and Donna Fagone-Lubinski of Melrose, MA. Predeceased by her parents Joseph & Teresa Quarantiello and sister May Fagone of Conway, NH. And survived by her brother Dominic Quarantiello of

Arlene E. Hilmer, 68, of Fortville, IN, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022. She was born on December 21, 1953, in Detroit Lake, MN, to Donald and Esther (Tovson) Jasch.

Arlene worked as an accountant for DFAS. She was an avid painter and belonged to Country Painting. She adored her family and her grandchildren.

Arlene is survived by her husband of 52 years Ricky Hilmer. She is also survived by her children Shon (Kim) Hilmer of Fort Worth, Texas, and Tammy (Claude) Dodds or Fortville, IN; her grandchildren Michael, Karissa, Keely, Payton, and Tristan; great-grandchildren Leah, Evelyn, Alanna, Maverick, and Claire; and her brother Johnny Jasch. She is preceded in death by her parents; twin brother Arnold “Arnie” Jasch; brother Harvey Jasch; and sister Lois Plasschart.


Above is the obituary posted by her family.  We know Arlene as our Vice President and as a person who was always willing to help out and volunteer.  She seemed to have a permanent smile on her face.

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