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Emily Anne Lenehan Marcoccia

January 14, 2022

Peacefully, with her family by her side, Emily Anne passed away on Friday, January 14th, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. Emily was a devoted wife to Terry Marcoccia, loving mother to Mallory (Patrick) and Michael (Jennifer), and proud Grammie to Siena and Matteo.

Emily was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on June 14, 1958 to the late Connie and Bus Lenehan. She will be remembered by siblings, Mark (Elaine) Lenehan, Don (Martha) Lenehan, Dana (Anne Marie) Lenehan, Greg (Jane) Lenehan, Patti (Mike) O’Dell and Brenda (Jim) Welch. Adored by her in-laws, Anita and the late Frank Marcoccia, Angie (Guido) and Lori (George). Emily’s memory will be cherished by her many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family. She is predeceased by her mother and father Connie and Bus Lenehan, her nephew Patrick Lenehan, and her father-in-law Frank Marcoccia.

Emily was known for her kindness, selflessness, and giving nature – she always made time for anyone. She was passionate about her work as the Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Fanshawe College. After a short-lived “retirement”, Emily started a consulting business, then entered into her role as the Director of Community Relations at the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, where she formed strong relationships and enjoyed her work immensely. She loved to spend summers at the cottage with her family and friends, had a passion for travel, writing, and hosting the weekly tradition of Sunday family dinners. Emily has impacted countless lives, inspired many, and leaves behind a lasting legacy of love and generosity.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Northview Funeral Chapel, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London, where a private family service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Registration will be required to attend the visitation. Masks or facial coverings will be required at all times.  The family welcomes you to participate in the service via livestream.

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We are deeply saddened by the loss of Emily. We will cherish our memories of camping in the rain storm so many years ago. Emily always made time for others. You have our deepest sympathy.

~ Kathy & Bryon Schlattman

Terry and family please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of your wife and Mother. Emily was a wonderful person and I was saddened to read the news. May she Rest In Peace.

~ Carole (McWhirter) Trudell

Emily was such a confident and capable woman who lead with an abundance of compassion. I feel fortunate to have known her both as a family friend and inspiring leader—she really was the whole package. From summers at the cottage to seeing her work magic at Fanshawe College, I’m grateful to have known her. Sending my deepest condolences to Terry, Mike, Mallory, and all those who loved her.

~ Jen Brennan

Terry, Michael and Mallory Sending my condolences at this most difficult time. Emily was an amazing gal who I loved and respected. I remember when I got the news that my brother passed away suddenly, she was there right there comforting me. That was who she was!!! Very kind and generous. Treasure the memories you have. She is your special angel!💕

~ Mary-Anne Pratt

Mike, Mallory and Terry, We are so sad to hear of Emily's passing. Know that we are thinking of you and your family during this extremely difficult time and that you are in our prayers. Our deepest condolences and we are so sorry for your loss.

~ Nathan, Gaby and Bailey McFadden

Sending Condolences to Dana and Family From Ralph And Cathie Dingwell

~ To Emily Anne

Terry and family I was so heartbroken to hear of Emily's passing. Despite the years that have gone by between us, I feel like it was just yesterday that we were all spending time together. Emily was so genuine, fun and confident. College years were sometimes difficult and complicated but Emily kept things in perspective and was always positive. She loved life and made sure we all did too. I feel so honored to have been a small part of her life. She will be remembered always. I wish you and your family peace during this difficult time. May God keep her and bless you all. My husband and I extend our deepest sympathy to you, your family and the Lenehan family.

~ Julie (Pattyn) Marr

To all of Emily's family, I can hardly express my sadness at the news of her passing. She was such a bright light, always spoke from her heart, and her capacity for love was infinite. To lose her so young seems terribly unfair, but I am so grateful to have known her. May your wonderful memories of her sustain you. Thinking of you all.

~ Nancy (Plant) Pipes

I knew Emily from Fanshawe College, and although I did not work with her, we interacted on several occasions throughout our years there. She was a delightful person to know. Although no words can help to ease the loss you bear, may the love of family and friends help to sustain and comfort you and give you the strength needed in your time of grief. My heartfelt condolences.

~ Kam Boyce

Emily was one of the first people I was introduced to on my first day of work at Fanshawe in September 1984. She was friendly, outgoing, confident and inspiring. Her personality was sparkling and vibrant with a wardrobe to match - fuschia was definitely her colour and she wore it like a boss! My condolences to her family and loved ones at this time. Know that she was admired and very much respected for who she was and her tireless dedication to the college. She left a legacy.

~ Troy Townsend

Dear Terry, please accept my heart felt condolences for you , Michael and Mallory for your Loss. I remember with fondness the time Kathy and I spent with you and Emily at the many hockey games and tournaments we spent watching the boys play hockey. The world is poorer with the loss of Emily. Cherish the many happy memories you and family have of Emily as I am sure there are many. Our thoughts are with you and family at this difficult time and Chris and Kaitlyn also send their love and sadness. Our prayers are with you.

~ Patrick Shaughnessy

Dear Terry, Mike and Mallory, David met Emily through Fanshawe College in the mid 1990s and then… unknowingly and surprisingly, we ended up moving in next door to you almost 20 years ago! Shortly after moving in, our family was invited over to meet your family and we had the most wonderful welcome to Bayside Court dinner. We instantly knew that we had found the perfect neighbourhood community and the best neighbours ever. Shortly after, I became employed at Fanshawe College and Emily and I shared the occasional rides into work when we caught up on family happenings. We did laugh quite a bit during the short drive due to Emily's wonderful sense of humour. She always insisted in making sure that I got to work on time, even though my workday started before hers. We watched one another’s children grow, over the fence, through good and bad (usually soccer related ACL surgeries) and then grandchildren arrived! We really enjoyed watching Terry and Emily play with Siena in the backyard and the giggling never seemed to stop. We also enjoyed catching up during our occasional centre court gatherings with all the neighbours. While our neighbours changed, firstly with Bert and Shannon moving and then you, we always had good time memories. We really do miss you all. In late September, I was fortunate to attend a cottage weekend with Emily and some wonderful gals from Fanshawe. I feel very blessed to have been included and we did have a blast going for walks, catching up on family news and playing games. I really like the Mexican Train game but I always forget to remove and replace my train, so fortunately Beth keeps me in check. I was honoured again to be included in the service today and it was lovely despite pandemic restrictions. Mallory, you wrote the most beautiful eulogy to your mom and Mike, I think Mallory was right when she said that one of the most wonderful gifts your mom ever received was her grandchildren, Siena and Matteo. Terry and family, please take care, you are in our thoughts. David and Tami

~ Tami and David Wyatt

I am so sorry to hear about Emily’s passing. I’ve known Emily for many years through Fanshawe College and always enjoyed working with her and talking with her at the many events I attended over the years. I’m just so sorry that she faced such a terrible disease and want her loved ones to know that she was a bright light. Her smile could light up a room. I’m so sorry for your loss.

~ Kate Young

Terry, my sincerest condolences go out to you and your family on the loss of Emily. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

~ Garrett Graham

Dear Terry, Michael, Mallory, and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about Emily. She had a smile that lit up the room, and she always had a sparkle in her eyes. Emily and my sister Mary Ann Darling worked together at Fanshawe many, many years ago (the 80s), and in '96 Emily taught me when I enrolled in Fanshawe's PR program. Emily was a wonderful link to my sister's memory (Mary Ann had passed away by then) and she shared some great stories from their friendship including going for wine and cheesecake after the monthly Alumni Board meetings. We always said we should do that... Emily always asked about my family and she would happily share all of your accomplishments. I'm truly sorry I lost touch with Emily after she retired from Fanshawe, but she was never far from my thoughts as a friend and mentor. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Jackie Westelaken

I was fortunate indeed to meet Emily shortly after starting to work at Fanshawe college in 1987. She could not have been more welcoming or helpful , or for that matter , more fun . Her quick wit , her professionalism and her ability to add joy to so many tasks and lives will surely be missed as much as they were appreciated. I wish her family strength, blessings on the breezes and joyful memories . Helen Adams

~ Helen Adams

My sincere condolences Terry, to you and your family on your loss. May Emily’s wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

~ Trish Witherspoon

Emily hired me into Marketing & Communications at Fanshawe many, many years ago. She was more than a boss - she was a mentor and friend who always took time to ask how my family was doing. She always took time for others and could be relied on to provide good, solid career and life advice. The last time we messaged each other, she wished me a Merry Christmas and told me to hug my grandbabies. This is incredibly sad and she will be greatly missed. My prayers to to Terry, Mike and Mallory during this terribly sad time.

~ Karrie Burke

Terry and Family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories bring some measure of comfort. Phyllis and Clyde Spencer

~ Phyllis Spencer

Emily’s friendship to me and my family was a blessing. She brightened up my days with kind and loving ways. Lifted up my spirits and we always had fun and many laughs. A favourite memory of our many adventures would include a road trip to Florida, the “cotton picking stop” in Alabama. What happens in Alabama, stays in Alabama. “Rest In Power”.

~ Dorothy Gryszczuk

Emily was an amazing friend to my mom Sandy. I can’t thank her enough for all she did for my Mom. And you were even a friend of mine! She truly is one of the kindest person I know! You will truly be missed Emily, you are one special person. My thoughts deepest condolences are with Terry, Mallory, and Michael during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace now.

~ Jess Flessatti(Richards)

Terry and Family, so sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. Our sincere and deepest condolences.

~ Grace and Mike DePierro

Terry, Abbe and I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to you and your family in the loss of Emily. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and we wish you strength during this difficult time.

~ Tony & Abbe Marsman and Rembrandt Family

Terry and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you cherish the memories of the time together on this earth and find peace in the days ahead. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

~ Kevin Fellner

Terry - I am so sorry to read about Emily's passing. I hope that friends, family and good memories of Emily will give you comfort now and in the future. I didn't know Emily but if she was from Nova Scotia she must have been a wonderful person. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. - David Johnston

~ David Johnston

So sorry to hear of Emily's passing , our deepest sympathy to the Marcoccia family. Julie, Sam and Max Marsh

~ Julie Marsh

We are deeply saddened by the news of Emily’s passing, and send our heartfelt condolences. We have such wonderful memories of times we’ve spent together, especially the fun times on our winter vacations to Mexico and Jamaica. Emily may be gone from this world too soon, but she will never be forgotten.

~ Wendy & Paul Feron

Terry and family -- So very sorry for your loss of Emily. Sending condolences, keeping you in our thoughts and hoping your precious memories give you some comfort.

~ Tania & Steve Goodine

I am stunned by the sudden passing of Emily. Our lives were intertwined for many years through our mutual connection with the Cavender family and our years together at Fanshawe College. Every time we connected it was a wonderful opportunity for us to catch up on our children's lives and our own careers. I think the last time we saw each other was pre-pandemic at a Hallo-ween party, where Emily decided to take the competition far too seriously by breaking her ankle. I pray for Terry and your dear family and friends as they morn your loss and celebrate the tremendous impact you had on their lives and all those you came in touch with. Rest peacefully Emily. You will be remembered with great fondness.

~ Jeannine Cookson

Emily was a beautiful and genuine woman. She had a huge heart and truly cared about her team. I was so appreciative of her and how she championed and uplifted those around her. But I will miss her beautiful and caring smiling the most. My sincerest condolences to her family in this hard time.

~ Simone Moreau-Rodgers

I was shocked to see Emily's beautiful face in the Moncton paper (our families went to same high school). Such a vivacious person...will obviously be missed by so many...way too soon...and during very challenging times when one needs support of family, friends and lots of hugs. I will keep you in my heartspace as you navigate this most difficult and sad time.

~ Lisa (McGrath) Morris

I was deeply saddened to hear of Emily’s passing. I knew Emily from Fanshawe College. She was a very kind, compassionate and caring person. A beautiful person, both inside and out. I last saw Emily a few years ago when she appeared at our dock, after kayaking across the lake with a friend. It was such a surprise to see them, and I will always remember that visit fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. She will be missed.

~ Lori Johnston

Dear Lenehan & Marcoccia families, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear Emily. Emily was well loved and respected by all who knew her. Taken way too soon, may the angels carry her home. Holding you all close to my heart during this very sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Glendora

~ Glendora (Wilson) Boland, St. John's, NL formerly of Riverview, N.B.

As a former student and employee of Emily's at Fanshawe, I am so sorry to hear the news of her death. As others have noted, she had a zest for life, family, colleagues and an amazing smile and laugh. I was in a career transition during the time we interacted and she was a strong supporter and helped as much as she could. We touched base again when she was shifting into the HIV/AIDS arena where I had volunteered. Emily was a winning combination of wisdom, smarts, fun, laughter, community, colleagues and most of all, family. My sincere condolences to all.

~ Janet Money

I was very fortunate to work with Emily for a number of years at Regional HIV/AIDS Connection. Emily was always so kind and welcome and perfect for our space! This world is going to miss her energy. Sending love and light to Emily's family during this difficult time.

~ Lila Desjardine

Terry, Michael, Mallory and family, we were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Emily's illness and death. Sending our condolences to you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Brenda

~ Paul and Brenda Hicks

Working with Emily during her time with us at Regional HIV/AIDS Connection was not only a joy, but an absolute gift! Funny, smart, witty, talented, skilled, compassionate, strong, empathetic and all-out wonderful, Em would always make time to connect and laugh with us all. In my experience, what shone through in absolutely everything Emily did was her deep and enduring love for family and for community - so present in her heart at all times. Sending wishes of comfort to Emily's family members and friends during this time as we celebrate the incredibly rich life of such a vibrant and amazing human being.

~ Mer

Mark, Dana, Greg, Don and Patti as well as all the family members I was so saddened to read of Emily Anne’s passing , she was a beautiful girl inside and out and I carry such fond memories of the entire Lenehan family. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you as you struggle with her loss. Cherish all those wonderful memories of a life well lived but too short. RIP Emily…

~ Carol Lee Rowan

My condolences to you all at this time. I remember Emily while growing up in Riverview. She was a lovely, warm person who always took the time to listen to others. She very much had a golden light surrounding her.

~ Cathy Carreau

My deepest condolences to you Terry, and all of the family. I am sorry for your loss.

~ Kathleen Seaman

Our deepest condolences to the Marcoccia family.

~ Peter and Tina Diaco

We were so sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. We remember Emily as a warm, fun-loving and caring soul who shared her beautiful smile with those around her. We have many fond memories of our London United days. We were blessed to have known her and send our sincere sympathy to Terry, Mike, Mallory and your extended family.

~ Ian and Ruth Ann McVicar

To all of you, Emily’s family and friends, I offer you my deepest condolences. I remember Emily when she worked at Fanshawe College, and every single interaction with her was one of mutual respect. She brought a special kind of light to our world and Heaven has gained another angel. Blessings to all of you. Candice Lawrence

~ Candice Lawrence

Emily was not only an esteemed colleague but also a wonderful friend. She was a woman who put her whole heart and considerable energies into everything she did, whether work, family or friends. Her dedication to the success of the College and its students was extraordinary. Emily truly made a difference and her legacy lives on in those of us who had the good fortune of knowing her.

~ Bob Miller

My sincere condolences to Emily's family and friends. A beautiful person inside and out. Ann Wilkinson

~ Ann Wilkinson

On behalf of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection we are deeply saddened to learn of Emily's passing. Emily was an absolute joy to work with and one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. She was authentic, full of fun and humor and brilliant in her work. While work was important to her, it was clear that her love and devotion for her family was the centerpiece for fulfilment in her life. Our thought are with the family during this difficult time.

~ Brian Lester

Emily and I had many warm conversations, sharing our thoughts and ideas about the meaning of life. She was always considerate, compassionate and understanding. She managed to put a positive spin on things, even when times were troubled.

~ Rocco Mescia

My sympathies to family and friends on this very tragic loss. Emily exemplified beauty, class and professionalism... and a million other things too many to list. She will be greatly missed. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel.

~ Heather Buckingham

We want to extend our sincere condolences to Terry, Michael, Mallory, and your families. May your memories and the presence of Emily’s spirit you peace.

~ Bob & Mary Keenan

There is so many kind memories I have of Emily. I send my prayers to you her family. Emily will always be in my memory as a kind and beautiful person. She will be remembered always in your heart.

~ Heather Massie

I am saddened to learn of the too-early passing of Emily. I worked with Emily at Fanshawe College for many years, and she was a wonderful model of the best of Fanshawe’s service and ideals. She was unfailingly positive and supportive to co-workers and students. She will be missed by all who knew her, and my sincere condolences to her cherished family.

~ Ruth Gates-Jensen

Since one of Emily's first dates with Terry, when he brought her to meet me and my family, Emily has been a part of our lives. So many memories....time spent together at home and on vacations, raising our children, and ecstatic to have grandchildren. Our pre-Christmas trips to Florida, where we would enjoy the sun in the daytime, and go shopping in the evening. If you lost track of Emily, just check the aisles where shoes or purses were sold! Wonderful vacations to Hawaii, Italy, Mexico and many other destinations. Time spent building the Marcoccia family cottage in Miller Lake, and countless hours sitting on the dock, looking at the stars, and drinking red wine....always in a proper stemmed wine glass!! Evenings at the cottage playing Mexican train (Terry's Emily was always happy to have family and friends around, and made sure everyone's needs and wishes were met. Emily's "happy place" was being on a beach, listening to the waves, which reminded her of her childhood. I will always treasure and cherish the time that we spent together, and carry a piece of her in my heart.

~ Beth and Jack Roberts

Thinking of your family and wishing you peace and comfort in knowing what a special person Emily was and the many people she touched with her kindness. Her spirit will be with you forever and bring you peace in the coming years.

~ Sue and Steve Rock

Terry, Mike, and Mallory: We remember Emily as a delightful, beautiful lady with a vibrant smile and a kind heart. She is one of those irreplaceable souls who left the world a far better place because of her influence on it. Our sincerest condolences on your heavy loss.

~ John and Mary Curk

To Emily's family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of working with at the College. Emily was one of the kindest people I have ever met. Keep your dear wife, mom and grandma close to your heart and she will always be with you. Please take care of one another. Fondly remembered and never forgotten Sharon Dale

~ Sharon Dale

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family Terry. I always enjoyed working with Emily and always saw her as a friend. She was a lovely person and we know you, Mallory and Mike and family will miss her greatly. She is definitely gone too soon. Tom and Maureen

~ Tom and Maureen Pickard

I am so saddened to hear of Emily's passing and offer deepest sympathies and condolences on behalf of the Retirees' Association to her family, friends, coworkers and those that had the honour of knowing and meeting her. Throughout my years at Fanshawe I had the pleasure of working with her through a number of different venues. Along with admiring her dedication to her job and the College I also enjoyed her incredible vivacious spirit and love for her family, friends and life. She will be greatly missed. Sandra Detering, President, FCRA

~ Sandra Detering, Fanshawe College Retirees' Association

Dear Terry, Michael, Mallory and Family, The world was blessed with the beauty, kindness, generosity and laughter that was Emily. We are in shock to learn of her passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you right now. This poem may bring some comfort to you in time as it does for me. SEPARATION By W. S. Merwin Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.

~ Kelly & Don Brennan

Dear Terry and family; I was shocked to hear of Emily's illness and death. Emily was always so.lively and sweet. Unfortunately our family has not been the best at keeping in touch, but our gatherings were always full of joy. I will always remember Emily's beautiful smile and enthusiasm for life. Deepest sympathy to all of you. Emily's cousin Theresa Keenan

~ Theresa Keenan Fowler

I first met Emily when her daughter Mallory was in my class at the Fanshawe College Childcare Center. After Mallory left the childcare and I moved to the Campus Store I always enjoyed seeing Emily in the hallways. She was always so friendly and kind. Over the last few years we belonged to the same women's group. I always enjoyed listing to old College stories and her perspective on different issues. Emily always seemed so full of life! Emily was one of the people I admired most in this world. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to all of Emily's dear family and friends. Emily has left this world a better place.

~ Teresa Arnsby-Weaver/Doug Weaver

We are sorry to hear of Emily’s passing and send our deepest condolences. A bright light, a funny story and a smiling face, Emily will be remembered by many. May you find comfort and care with family and friends.

~ Cathy & Paul Monchamp

Dear Terry, Michael and Mallory, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Emily! Our hearts are with you and your families. Love Janine , Vince

~ Janine and Vince Sarchielli

So sorry for your great loss Terry, Mallory and Michael. I hadn't seen Emily in a long time but she was one of the most beautiful person inside and out you could ever meet. So sorry, for you loss. May she rest in peace.

~ Sherry ( Cambridge)

So very sorry to hear about Emily's passing. She was kind, generous and thoughtful in everything she did and with those she knew. May she rest in peace, so glad we connected a few months ago. I pray for strength and courage.

~ Anne Marie DeCicco-Best

Services for Emily Anne Lenehan Marcoccia

Visitation for Emily Lenehan- Marcoccia will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

January 19, 2022 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

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