Janette M. Blinn

July 16, 1943July 27, 2012

Mrs. Janette M. (Aronis) Blinn, age 69, of Lynn, died Friday, surrounded by family, in Massachusetts General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Blinn. Born in California, Janette was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Phyllis (DiCarlo) Aronis. She attended Everett Schools and was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School Class of 1961. She was a resident of Lynn for the past 35 years. Janette previously worked at Analog Devices, but her true love was working as a train conductor on the children’s railroad at Square One Mall. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and puzzles, as well as spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She leaves her children, Tina Aronis and Robert Egan and his wife Lori, all of Lynn. She was the sister of Thomas DiCarlo, Richard Aronis, and Joseph Aronis all of California and Diane Murphy and her husband Marty and Madeline Borgonzi and her husband James all of Revere. She was the loving Grandmother of Emily and Olivia. She also leaves her dear friend Dan Casipe of Haverhill and her nieces and nephews. She was the twin sister of the late Annette Egan. Janette’s Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Wednesday at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting Hours Tuesday 4-8PM. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.



  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 1, 2012


  • Burial

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Tina Aronis

August 8, 2012

Your writer is at a loss for words, so I will borrow some from Wicked. "Who can say if I've been changed for better? But because I knew you, I have been changed for good." I love you.


August 6, 2012

Janette had many roles in life. She was known as Janetti, "Hun", Mom, Grandma, Sis, Auntie, and Sweetheart.

As Janetti, she was known for her joyful demeanor and cheerful greetings. She had a unique ability to put a smile on anyone's face and she always found a way to go the extra mile to help others. She wore her heart on her sleeve and would say whatever was on her mind. If she liked you, you were in, and if she didn't- you knew it. Every breakfast outing, the family joke was to pray the home fries were "hot and crispy" because, if not, she was sure to send them back.

As "Hun", Janette was a devoted wife to Earl. She met Earl when she was twenty years old and they were married after dating for only six months. Some predicted that they would not last a year, but they were married for thirty-five years and grew more in love as the years went on. When Earl passed away five years ago, she was the rock of the family. Janette was always strong for her family.

As mom, Tina and Bob (or as she called them "T" and "My baby boy") were her first priority! Growing up, Sunday night dinners were an open house, and Bob and Tina's friends were always welcomed. Bob would come home with half the neighborhood street hockey team; Mike, Sean, Mike, and Chris. In later years, when Tina's friends ...Karen, Mary Ellen, and Stephanie visited, Janette would give motherly advice to them as if they were her own. They all watched musicals and movies and drank martinis. Jeanette and Tina shared many winning moments watching the redsox until Youkie (one of Janette's favorite players) was traded. Janette always made time for Tina and Bob! Whenever asked for a favor she would instantly rearrange her schedule to help out. When Lori would ask for a hem on the girls' dance costumes Janette would easily take care of it. Every Saturday morning she would be at Bob's to clean the house, iron clothes, and play with Emma and Livy.

As Grandma, nothing filled her life with more joy than her two grandchildren, Emma and Olivia, who she would affectionately call her "Chocolate and Vanilla frosted Cupcakes." Her grandchildren always remember her way of expressing her love for them by saying "I love you more than all the tea in China" and "I love you more than all the candy in Candyland." If there was a way to make her grandchildren happy, Janette would find it. Whether it was countless hours of playing Duck, Duck, Goose or coloring contests, you would always hear them laughing and giggling. She also used her talent of sewing to make dresses for Emma and Livy as well as numerous outfits for their American Girl dolls.

As Sis, Janette's best friends were her sisters, Diane and Madeline, or as she called them "Dee Dee and Maddy." She loved them dearly and they laughed often, at times to the point where she would tell them "I think I wet myself." On a shopping trip to Big Lots, Janette and Diane bought two large Adirondack chairs for Janette, the only problem was Janette drove a KIA and the chairs did not fit. So they decided to set up camp in the Big Lots parking lot, sitting in the chairs, drinking their coffee, and laughing the whole time while waiting for Tina to come help them. The three sisters spent a lot of time together, even having coffee at five in the morning, and when they were together there was no shortage of fun or laughter. Being the oldest, Janette would stand up as protector of her two younger sisters without hesitation. The three sisters lived by the Three Musketeers motto, "All for one and one for all."

As Auntie, Janette was a favorite aunt to many of her nieces and nephews, both Blinns and Aronises. She loved them with the same love and devotion she felt for their parents. Whoever was in her company, felt they were special.

As sweetheart, Janette rekindled an old friendship and found another chance at love with Dan. Janette and Dan went to Disneyworld and it was truly "The Happiest Place on Earth" for them. Dan was devoted to her throughout her illness. When asked by the priest why he loved Janette, he responded, "She's funny, she's beautiful and she's friendly." With seven words, Dan captured the essence of Janette. Janette and Dan didn't have much time together, but the time they had was filled with love, laughter and friendship.

Janette will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. She took life's problems head on and never asked why. She will always be loved!! We know one day she will meet us again with her smiling face and cheerful way of saying hello. But until then, in your words Janette, we love you more than all the candy in Candyland.

Tracy Aronis-Laws

August 1, 2012

Aunt Janette was our Musketeer. She was Smiley, Sweet and Sensitive to the needs of others. She Loved her family! She will be missed tremendously.

Maureen Gemellaro-Walker

August 1, 2012

Lori and Bob, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this trying time. I wish you peace and love. Maureen Walker and Family

August 1, 2012

My Sisterinlaw Janette,
Janette was fun to be with and would find humor in a lot of things & people.
She loved to joke & hear jokes & had a great laugh. Janette loved life & people.I always knew her as a hard worker. She also was a a careing person.
Janette use to like to sing,she even use to look like Connie Francis when a teenager. A lot of people use to tell her that. Well I know she will be missed very much by her loving Family & Friends.God Bless The Family, & know that Jesus Loves us all.I like the verse in the Bible that says{ To Be Absent From The Body:
Is To Be Present With The Lord }
Joe & I will always love you all.Love Barbara ,Joes wife.

joe Aronis

August 1, 2012

My sister Janette has had the best Attitude of any one I ever knew.Her warm and loving smile will be always remembered in my heart ,As one of Gods gifts to me and my family. Love Brother Joe Aronis.LOLLY

August 1, 2012

My sister Janette has had the best Attitude of any one I ever new. Her warm and loving smile will be always remembered.As one of Gods gifts to me and my family.
Your loving brother Joe, Lolly

July 31, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers, and offer our deepest condolences during this very trying time.

Joseph & Lisa Shapiro
Wakefield, MA

July 31, 2012

Dear Bobby,Tina ,Diane and Madeline, Wow what a surprise to hear the passing of Janette.We did not know she was sick,so what a shock. All of you are in my prayers for sure,Thinking of you during this hard time. Renette & Norm

July 31, 2012

Tina, Bobby, Madeline and Diane - You have lost your mother and sister but all the great memories of her over the years will remain with you forever. Janette always had a great smile for everyone.

Love Dianne & Anthony Borgonzi