Joan Emily Cecchini
———– Dec. 8, 1936 – Jan. 1, 2020
Joan Emily (Ghesquiere) Cecchini, 83, passed away on January 1, 2020 at her home in Richmond, Virginia. In lieu of services, a mass in her honor will be conducted on her birthday.
Joan is survived by her husband of 64 years Walter (Walt), 2 children, Gary Cecchini and his wife Hilari, Gail Robinson and her husband Robbe. She had 3 grandchildren, Lynn Englehart, Mike Cecchini, Christina Puterbaugh and 2 great grandchildren.
Joan was born and grew up in Detroit, Michigan and is preceded in death by her father and mother, Rene and Albertha Ghesquiere, sister Sharon and brother James.
Joan attended Dominican High School in Detroit, married Walt and settled in East Detroit, Michigan (now Eastpointe). She was Mother and Grandmother extraordinaire, cheerleading coach and holder of many business administrative positions over the years. Joan and Walt enjoyed summers at their cottage at Higgins Lake, MI before retiring to Canadian Lakes (near Mount Pleasant, MI).
After many years enjoying retired life there, they made a move to Florida, first Vero Beach and then Ocala, before a recent move to Richmond to be near their children. Walt and Joan traveled extensively, made fast friends and were mainstays at all family events and gatherings.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 9801 Harmony Woods Way, Apt. 226, Richmond, VA 23233.
So sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Joan, Growing up at Higgins lake.
Gail and Family,
I am so very sorry for your great loss. May God bless you and grant you His perfect strength in the days ahead. Much love to you and yours.
Our sincere sympathy and prayers for the family. She was a wonderful person and we shared lots of good memories of
East Detroit and Canadian Lakes. Hugs!
So very sorry for your loss! I remember her with such great memories! She was one of the “great moms” I was blessed to grow up with living on Johnston street in East Detroit. Rest In Peace Mrs C ❤️
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I remember how sweet Mr. and Mrs. Cecchini were to me during my high school years. Amazing parents. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
My condolences! Your mother was a wonderful and kind person! My thoughts are with you, Gail, at this difficult time!
I am so sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of your mom. I will never forget her as one of the Farkles and I have such a vivid memory of her in all those fancy bathing caps swimming in your pool. She always welcomed us into their home on Johnston St. Sending love and hugs to all of you.
Thank you so much Donna for the Farkle family memory and my Mom’s bathing caps. Next time I run across a picture of her in one of those caps, I will send it to you. Peace