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Arlene Bashnett, sister of the comic duo ‘Gramma and Ginga,’ has died and her obituary has been published.

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Arlene Bashnett, sister of the comic duo ‘Gramma and Ginga,’ has died and her obituary has been published. We regret to inform you of the passing of Arlene Cody Bashnett, a native and lifelong resident of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Arlene, popularly known as “Ginga” across the world, died peacefully on September 28, 2022, at the age of 103. Follow For More Updates at Rapiddnews.com

Arlene Bashnett, sister of the comic duo 'Gramma and Ginga,' has died and her obituary has been published.
Arlene Bashnett, sister of the comic duo ‘Gramma and Ginga,’ has died and her obituary has been published.

On February 4, 1919, “Ginga” was born to Maria Teresa (Audia) and Salvatore Buttafuoco. Her parents, four brothers, four husbands, and two grandkids predeceased her. Allen Cody and Jackie, the son and wife of Ginga, survived. Kelly Jo Cody is her granddaughter, and she has multiple great-grandchildren.

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In 2015, a video of her sister Genevieve Musci’s “Gramma” went popular online, causing 95-year-old Ginga to become a global star. She was beloved for her humorous antics on Jimmy Kimmel and Steve Harvey’s shows. She enjoys playing bingo, dancing, eating sweets, and visiting her relatives.

“Ginga” has delivered cards and kindness to sick patients at United Hospital Center and Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center for more than 30 years as a volunteer. “Ginga” spread love and laughter throughout the world and will live forever in our hearts.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent in Ginga’s honor to St. James Catholic Church, 2107 Pride Avenue, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301, or Harrison County Senior Centre, 500 W. Main Street, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301.

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