Genevieve Godish Minni
February 25, 1940- October 21, 2020
It is with profound sadness the Minni Family announces the sudden passing of Genevieve Godish Minni due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the age of 80. She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Francis C. Minni. Known to most as Jeanne or Mimi, she will be lovingly remembered by her children Frank (Diane), Vince (Becky), and Miki (Chris). She also will be deeply missed by her five grandchildren Josie, Georgia, Russell, Brady, and Micaela who brought her the greatest joy. Born and raised in Hendersonville, Pennsylvania, Jeanne graduated from Cecil High School in 1958. She then attended Mount Mercy College (now Carlow University) in Pittsburgh, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1962. Jeanne was a beautiful, caring, and compassionate person who loved life to the fullest. She welcomed family and friends alike with warm hugs and an infectious smile, always asking what was new and interesting in their lives. She made everyone around her feel special simply by being curious and a great listener. She enjoyed great conversation, was extremely witty, and had a memory for detail that defied belief. Jeanne first met Frank while both were attending separate colleges. Two years after her graduation, they married in Wheaton, Maryland and started a family. Once her three kids were school age, she began what was to become a 30-year career helping others as a Laboratory Technician with the Brandywine Waldorf Clinic in Brandywine, Maryland. As luck would have it, the job allowed her to take long summers off that led to many memorable trips with the family to South Bethany where the Minni’s had a small beach cottage. She treasured the time spent with family, especially her grandchildren whom she affectionately called “Mimi’s Angels.” Never once did she give up a chance to be with her Angels and often spent hours on end with the little ones perched on her shoulder. Ever one to follow her passions, Jeanne loved antiquing, reading, and going to musicals such as Hamilton and Jersey Boys. She had a flair for cooking and, at holiday gatherings, family sought to be first in line to scoop up her potato salad or dive into her hot apple dish. In her later years, she discovered the Internet, YouTube, and other cable channels, which opened new worlds of knowledge she was excited to explore right from the convenience of her family room chair. Jeanne will always be remembered as a positive, inquisitive, and happy person who was absolutely devoted to her family, and whose love of life inspired all around her.
The Minni Family created a zoom meeting for those who wish to celebrate Jeanne’s life but are uncomfortable or unable to attend the service in person. For information, please contact email@example.com. Rausch Funeral Home will also livestream the service on their Rausch Funeral Home Facebook page.