Joann Mattiacci, 85, of Attica, MI died Saturday, November 26, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Joann Marie Cussigh was born December 6, 1936 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Genevieve (Logan) Cussigh. She attended and graduated from St. Margaret Mary’s, St. Bernard’s and St. Catherine’s Catholic schools. Joann married Guido Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Mattiacci on December 1, 1956 in Detroit, MI. Joann and Joe raised their family in Detroit before moving their family to Grosse Pointe Woods.

Early in her career, Joann was a general manager of the United Artist Motion Picture Theaters in Detroit (she knew all of the small theaters in the towns all around the Detroit area). Most of her career was with the Detroit Board of Education. She retired as an executive secretary for the Detroit Board of Education in 1996.

Joann and Joe had been going to their cottage on Elk Lake in Attica since the mid 1960s. After their retirement, they moved to their cottage on Elk Lake, from Grosse Pointe Woods in the late 1990s. She enjoyed her great-grandchildren, boating on the lake, rides to new restaurants, spending time with Joe in Tavares, FL, and her flower gardens (especially the hydrangeas).

She is survived by her daughter, Renee (Daniel) Caputo of Attica, MI; son, Gary Mattiacci of The Villages, Florida; and a sister, Margaret Angeleri of Macomb Twp., MI. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jodi (Wesley) Burk, Ryan Mattiacci, Gianna (Drake) McComb, Christina (Caleb) James, Joseph Mattiacci and Nikko Mattiacci; great-grandchildren, Ivana, Claire, Aria, Sebastian, Blaise, Chiara, Brida and Titus; and her daughters-in-law, Rose Mattiacci and Carol Mattiacci.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Mattiacci (September 2, 2021); her son, Guy Joseph Mattiacci; brothers, Robert Cussigh and Rudolph Cussigh.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 700 Maple Vista, Imlay City, MI. Reverend Father Noel Cornelio will officiate. Interment will follow at Attica Township Cemetery, Attica, MI.

The family will be available for visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, November 30 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The Mattiacci family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City.

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