Surrounded by her loving daughters, Jennie Bova, age 102, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 8, 2018. Jennies legacy continues with her children Phyllis (Patrick), Charlotte (George), and Joanna; five grandchildren Nick (Cynthia), Tony (Kari), Josh, Gina and Dustin; and three great grandchildren; Lindy Ann, Sophia Marie, and Elena Rose.Jennie was born in Joliet, IL on 7/2/1916 to Ciro and Cosima Cirrencione. She married Nick Bova on April 30, 1939.Jennie loved cooking, sewing, needle point, puzzles and people. Every one of her children have a cookbook she wrote, an afghan she made, and needle point pictures for their walls. Family was the center of her life. She was also a historian; researched and documented ancestors going back to the 15th century. And her children inherited volumes of collated documents on our wonderful Italian Family.Friends and family will gather and remember Jennie on Friday, September 14th from 2 pm to 8 pm at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. at Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights. Funeral service at 10AM on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Steger, IL 708-754-0016.