Jennie Maria Aquino

February 13, 1926April 24, 2014
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Aquino, Jennie of Boca Raton, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY on February 13, 1926, she lived through the wonderful and hard times of the period. She was a celebrated singer at her church and was even courted by a big band leader. She and her younger sister, Kay and brother Joe were heartbroken over the loss of their brother Ed who died before fulfilling his dream of becoming a doctor. Joe heard the news while fighting behind enemy lines in Europe. Jennie left school before graduating to become a seamstress to help make money for her family. Years later, she met her husband, Antonio, while visiting family in the south of Italy. They later married and settled back in Brooklyn where she gave birth to her four children; Vincent, John, Anthony and Teresa. After her husband suffered a heart attack in 1967, the family relocated to the warmer weather of Fort Lauderdale. Each of her children attended undergraduate college at FSU and further training led the family expansion west to Texas and California. Jennie is preceded in death by her husband Antonio and will be forever missed by her children (named above) and their spouses, Yvette, Catherine, Ron, and soon to be daughter-in law, Brenda. She is forever imprinted into the hearts of her eight adoring grandchildren: Keaton, Michael, Vincent, John, Gabrielle, Anthony Jr., Brooke and Valentina. The family wishes to pay special thanks to Jennifer Guy, our mother’s caregiver, who allowed Jennie to live her last years with great dignity, love and joy. In lieu of flowers, our family thanks you for any charitable donation made to: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 58 Progress Parkway, St. Louis, Missouri 63043-3706 or online at: - Visitation will be held on Monday, April 28th from 4 to 8PM at Babione Funeral Home West at 10060 Calle Comercio Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33428 (561) 483-9500.


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John Bombino

April 30, 2014

Vincent, Johnny, Anthony & Teresa,

I will always have fond memories of the times I spent with your mother, especially the days back in Brooklyn.

Jeannette Daddona

April 29, 2014

Dear Vincent,John, Anthony & Teresa, Distance has kept us apart, but my memories of your Mom are always with me. She was like a sister to me in my growing years. I am saddened by her passing and send you my Condolences and love to you all. Jeannette Daddona

Susan Feit

April 29, 2014

Anthony, Jason and I are so sorry for your loss. Please share our thoughts and love with your family. We will miss her and always think of her fondly. We love you. Susie and Jason

Joanna Kent

April 28, 2014

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Distance may keeps us apart, but you have been in our thoughts during this time. Aunt Jennie was always so sweet and loving and will truly be missed.

It is our honor to make a donation in her honor, we wish we could do more to show our respects for her and to you and your family after the amazing support you gave to us just last year.

All our love,
Joanna, Michael and Josie Possumato

Catherine Gatens

April 25, 2014

My Dear Cousins: We are so sorry for your loss! This loss to me will be the hardest since your Mom was the last of the Romano's. She was my Dad's baby sister and had an extra special place in my Mom's heart, since they were Best Friends! Today is bittersweet as we are happy her body is no longer suffering and the knowledge that she is in a good place with family that she loves and who loves her! We Love you, Peter and Cathy!

April 25, 2014

Vince, John, Anthony and Teresa,
I'm so saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was so very special and warm-hearted. My childhood memories of your mom and dad, basically growing up in your home, are fondly with me forever. God bless, you are all in my prayers.
-Paul Biondolillo

Natalia Echeverry

April 25, 2014

Dear Aquino Family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother, grandmother and forever wife to Antonio, Jennie. It was an honor to help you make arrangements. I appreciate the trust you have placed in Babione Funeral Home.
Sincerely yours,