Marco L. Cecchi – July 25, 2020

Marco L. Cecchi, 60, of Hoboken New Jersey died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 25, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with cancer.

Born on September 24, 1959 in Rome, Italy, Marco was the oldest of triplet boys. The family moved to Larchmont, NY in 1961. He graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in 1978 and attended SUNY Cortland. Marco met his wife Suzanne in college and they married in 1982 and worked for his family’s company, Ceramonte Ltd, for many years and most recently for Stone Source. 

Marco was an incredibly kind and gentle soul who left a mark on everyone he met throughout his entire life. He was renowned for his infectious laughter and his ability to light up a room. Marco was especially good at putting even the shyest person at ease and making them feel immediately relaxed, important and accepted. He was an animal lover and rescued many cats over the course of his life as well as his faithful dog Pickle. Marco was also known for his wonderful gift of creativity. Halloween in Hoboken will never be the same as he spent weeks preparing his famous and award-winning stoop displays which people came from blocks away to enjoy. Everything that Marco touched, he put his full spirit into, and his family will have many wonderful memories to enjoy. Marco was a one-of-a-kind person; someone you meet once in a lifetime. We are all so grateful that he shared his life, his love, and laughter with all of us.

Marco is survived by his wife of 38 years, Suzanne Cecchi (nee McMillen), his children Olivia and Luciano, his sisters Paola Cecchi of Turin, Italy and Chiara Pernigotti of Rome, Italy, his brothers Luca Cecchi of Villa Park Ca. and Pietro Cecchi of Stonington Ct. and several nieces and nephews. Marco is preceded in death by his parents Luciana and Giovanni Cecchi of Genoa, Italy and Larchmont New York.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marco’s name to the Bergen County Animal Shelter


Visitation for Marco will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (633 Washington Street, corner of Washington and Seventh, parking on Seventh). Cremation private.

For the safety of in-person attendees and our staff, gatherings at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home will currently follow the latest guidelines as described here: 

  • All people attending must wear a mask while inside and around the outside of the funeral home. 
  • For safety, the number of attendees indoors will be limited to 50 attendees at a time at the discretion of the management.
  • All attendees must practice social distancing while paying their respects.
Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

14 thoughts on “Marco L. Cecchi – July 25, 2020

  1. Suzanne, Marco was a great guy and will surely be missed. I’m sorry we can’t be there to support you and the kids at this very sad time. We send our prayers and our love.
    Judy & Dom

  2. My sincerest condolences to you, Suzanne, and your family. Heartbreaking to hear this news.

  3. While packing up my home for a move yesterday, my South Side Johnny T-shirt showed up. Gave me a smile thinking of you and Marco. My first concert, you made me feel all grown up that day. I saw this tonight… Marco was so sweet and kind. <3

  4. I was so sorry to hear about Marco’s passing. Sending prayers to you and your family at this extremely difficult time. Stay strong, remember all the good times and always believe he is watching over you. ❤️

  5. Suzanne, so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Suzanne, I am oh so sorry to see this. The times I spent with you and Marco bring only a smile. That’s what I remember most about Marco, that big smile seemingly always on the verge of laughter. I’m glad I had the privilege of enjoying many of those laughs with the two of you.
    You are in my thoughts.
    Jim Levy

  7. I think of Marco as an anchor for two handsome brothers whose current sorrow defies words I did not know him well but kind is truly an understatement My deep condolences to Susie and family And to Luca and Pietro I am absolutely speechless The world will look very different as yours was a very special and unique relationship Much love and peace Dennis

  8. Dear Suzanne, I am so sorry to hear news like this. I can still recall visiting you in Cortland and meeting Marco then. His smile seemed to be contagious. My prayers to you, your daughter, son , his brothers and all the family. God Bless, Theresa

  9. Marco was indeed a kind soul. It was almost as if he was an anchor to too very handsome brothers. My deep condolences to Susie and family and I am bereft of words to comfort Luca and Pietro. Losing a sibling is painful and it is an experience which I have encountered But to lose a brother as part of a very unique “formation” is hard to grasp. I have not had the pleasure of meeting your Italian sisters but I send love and peace in this time of great sorrow. Sincerely,

    Dennis Whetsel

  10. From the sounds of all who knew him, Suzanne, your husband was quite a man—so beloved by all , and so…well, can I say…so Italian! With all the Italian graces! I’m sorry for your loss. But I’m happy you shared so gracious a life together. From Tony Isidore

  11. To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

  12. Dear Suzannne – Marco will be greatly missed. You both were so gracious when I stayed with you my first trip to NY and I have always remembered that. Marco’s generous, beautiful spirit will always be felt. What a lovely soul.
    Love to you, Olivia, and Luciano. xo Erin

  13. Dearest Suzanne, Olivia and Luke,

    John, Chloe, Will and I send our deepest condolences to each of you. Mario was such a special spirit on our block. Sending our gratitude to him and each of you for your many kindnesses. Thank you also for the wonderful words about Mario.

    Elizabeth at 910 Bloomfield.

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