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Jennie F. (Funari) Arbuckle
  • In lieu of flowers, donations in Jennie's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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“From Emily:Some fond memories: growing up I used to love having her sleep over Christmas Eve and then wait at the top of the stairs with us while...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Emily Harless - Natick, MA

“From George:It's hard to put into words all the things that Little Gramma did for us kids. Never putting herself first, she cared for all of us like...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: George & Jesse Arbuckle - Natick, MA

“FROM: PRISCILLAIt's hard to narrow it down to a few favorite memories, Little Gramma was a part of our entire lives! Sunday dinner hands-down was one...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Priscilla,Emily,George & Jesse Ghilani,Harless,Arbuckle - MA

“I lost an important person in my life and I'm eternally grateful to have been with her when she left us. Aunt Jennie was like a second Mother to me-...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Denise Athy - Randolf, MA

“I was so very sorry to hear of Jennie's passing. Being a neighbor of hers for so many years and friends with Carol, I was always over at the house....Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Elise Marcus (Francer) - Needham, MA

“So sorry to learn of your loss. May God's comfort give you peace and strength during this difficult time. ( Psalm 29:11) ”
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Jennie F. (Funari) Arbuckle of Needham, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017.
Born in Sarnano, Italy, Jennie moved to Needham at the age of 5. After the death of her husband George, in 1965, Jennie went to work for Fields Hosiery in Needham for 25 years and late became a home health aide. Jennie also delivered meals to the elderly for many years. Jennie loved to cook and her family was everything to her. The beloved wife of the late George W. Arbuckle, Jennie was the loving mother of G. Thomas Arbuckle and his wife Leslie and Carol Beebe and her husband Dana. She was the dear grandmother of Priscilla J. Ghilani and her husband Steve, Emily L. Harless and her husband Bob, George T. Arbuckle Jr. and his wife Melissa, Jesse L. Arbuckle and Alexander S. Beebe and his fiancé Nathaly. Great grandmother of Gina, Derek and Sophie Ghilani, Allison and Ava Harless, Bentley, Blake and Brayden Arbuckle. Jennie was the sister of the Gino, George, Julio and Bette Funari. She is also survived by her very special niece Denise Athy. Funeral from the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave Needham, on Wednesday, August 2nd at 9:00 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, 270 Elliot St, Newton Upper Falls at 10:30 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visitation on Wednesday morning only from 9-10:15 am. Interment at Newton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jennie's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.