Mrs. Joan F. Recchia of Cortland passed away on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at Guthrie Regional Nursing Facility at the age of 87. Born October 1, 1932 in Binghamton, Joan was the daughter of Edward R. and Marion Egan Keough.
Joan was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. She had suffered most of her life with serious mental illness, but she did her best to raise her children and raise them in the faith, which was very important to her. Joan was very pro life and gave to many pro life organizations. Additionally, she loved tea and Irish music.
Survivors include, seven sons; Kevin of Florida, John of Cortland, Raymond of Syracuse, Richard of Ithaca and Charles of Massachusetts, Paul (Lisa) Keough of Illinois, Thomas (Emily) of Ohio, six daughters; Theresa (David) Foster of Homer, Marion Recchia of Cortland, Rosemaria Recchia of Buffalo, Cecilia (Bacem) Georges of Massachusetts, Yvonne Recchia of Oregon and Julie (Brent) Larson of S. Carolina., a brother; Richard Keough of Syracuse and a sister; Eileen Barrett of Rochester, 22 grandchildren; Kate, Steve, Alexandra, Nicolette, Christine, Brittany, Michael, Lois, Nathan, Isabelle, Tomoki, Cullem, Benen, Ava, Tobas, Elisha, Claudia, Luke, Chloe, Natalie, Kathryn and Madelyn and 3 great grandchildren; Gerrit, Anthony, and Celeste.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Zareski officiating. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday from 1-2 p.m. in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St. Cortland, N.Y. Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to Priests for Life P.O. Box 236695 Cocoa, Florida 32923. Condolences may also be sent to the family by visiting www.riccardifuneralhome.com