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Joan H. (Arnold) Savignano

At 91 years, in Revere, on July 27th after a lengthy illness. Beloved wife of 58 years to the late Ferdinando D. “Fred” Savignano. Devoted mother of Dr. June S. Savignano-Bowman, ED & her late husband Dr. James F. Bowman, ED of Newton, Mary Ellen Savignano Wilson & her late husband Robert J. Wilson of Revere, Paul S. Savignano of Revere & Jo-Ann Woodland & her late husband Stephen J. Woodland of Hudson. Cherished grandmother of Brian P. Savignano & his companion Caitlin Nackley of Everett, Jake S. Bowman & his wife Angela of Braintree, Chelsey E. Bowman & her fiancée Peter Schmidt of Queens, NY, Marissa A. Savignano of Everett, James T. Wilson of Revere & Olivia J. Woodland & her husband Andrew C. Larson of Bellingham. Adored great grandmother of James “Jamie” Bowman. Dear sister of John Arnold & his wife Laurie of Walpole & the late Thomas, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Evelyn, Irving & Jean Arnold. Also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family & friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, July 31st in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:30 a.m., and immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Attendees are asked to report directly to church & to maintain regulations mandated by the Comm. of Mass & the Archdiocese of Boston regarding COVID-19; masks must be worn at church & social distancing is to be observed.

Joan was a 1947 alumna of St. Rose High School of Chelsea & an alumna of the Chelsea Memorial School of Nursing. She was a member of the Revere Women’s Club & the Immaculata Guild at ICC.


Funeral Mass

Friday, July 31st at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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  1. WIlliam Melanson
    Aug 12 2020

    It is with deep sadness to hear of my Aunt’s passing upon reading the obituary in the Boston Globe, thanks to Francis Smith, she was my favorite Aunt and now she is at peace and there will be no more suffering, May God rest her soul, Carolyn and I give our deepest condolences to the family.

    Bill & Carolyn Melanson

  2. Marguerite Bova
    Aug 3 2020

    June and Family,
    I am very saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. God bless and be with her and your whole family . My heart and prayers are with you.

  3. Len Natoli
    Jul 30 2020

    Joan was an sweet and caring soul. I fondly remember many happy hours growing up playing with June, Maryellen, and Paul under her, and Fred’s, watchful eye. May she rest in peace.

  4. Debbie Paglucca
    Jul 30 2020

    So sad to see another beloved family member has passed. I will fondly remember Joan because she always had an infectious smile when you greeted her. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.

  5. cheryl montecalvo
    Jul 30 2020

    Joan you will be remembered forever in my heart!! You were my inspiration, a lady will such class and tenderness. I hope your riding around in that big Cadillac with Freddy on your way to Florida!! It was the greatest joy to know my best friend who I could talk to about anything! Im going to miss you so much! Rest in peace my friend, love you

  6. Lorraine Butler
    Jul 29 2020

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing she is Now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all In my prays always remember the good times you had with her

  7. Dave George
    Jul 29 2020

    So sorry for the loss of your mother/grandmother! Thinking of you all.

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