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.