12/09/1939 - 12/31/2021
Service Date: 01/15/2022
Service Time: 12 PM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park 2100 East Queen Creek Road Gilbert, AZ 85297
Visitation Date: 01/15/2022
Visitation Time: 11 AM
Visitation Location: Gilbert Memorial Park

Link to the service: https://youtu.be/Zl391g0sVBg

(Hilda) Marian passed away peacefully at the age of 82 with her beloved children, Ronald and David, by her side. Her family will remember her grace, compassion, and unconditional love. Marian was born in San Francisco to John and Augustine Harguindeguy. She graduated from Notre Dame Des Victoires High School (NDV) in San Francisco. Marian married her high school sweetheart, Joseph C Cauchi, to whom she was married for over 55 years. Shortly after Marian and Joseph were married, they moved to San Jose and together they raised four sons: Steven, David, Kenneth and Ronald.

While living in San Jose, Marian was a very active volunteer at the Queen of the Apostles Church, Archbishop Mitty High school and several woman’s shelters in California and Arizona. She dedicated her life to women’s shelters, her family and friends.

Marian is survived by David and Ronald Cauchi as well as ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, Godchildren, in-laws and friends. Marian was preceded in death by her husband Joseph and sons Kenneth and Steven.

Marian’s love for her children, family and friends can only be described as angelic. Her patience, love, humility, compassion, and faith were the essence of her humanity.  She was a dear loving friend to many. She will be missed but never forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations of Marian’s choice: Juvenile Diabetic Association, Alzheimer’s Association and St. Jude’s Hospital.

A memorial service and celebration of life for Marian will be held on Saturday, January 15th at 12:00 noon at Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery, 2100 E Queen Creek Rd in Gilbert, AZ with a reception following at the same location.


  • She was my mentor

  • Laverne Poturalski

    I will truly miss my dear auntie and our wonderful conversations. She will forever be in my heart. May she rest in peace. Deepest sympathy to all her family and friends.

  • Judy & Scott Parris

    Thank you Marian for raising four great sons. Two on earth two in heaven. You were the number one mom to all. Thoughts of love and prayers to the family.

  • MaryJane Faylor-Rhein

    My great respect and admiration rests with Marian, a beautiful woman who exemplified a life of virtue and Grace. I knew her for a duration many years ago and her impression of cheerful kindness still resonates. My heart goes out to her loved ones , God bless you as you endure such a loss.❤️

  • It was a pleasure meeting Marian in July. She was kind and generous and I adored watching her interact with two of her many beloved grandchildren. I know they miss her greatly. My condolences to all who love her.

  • Marian, along with her husband Joe were such wonderful people and I count the times I stayed in their beautiful home in Aromas, CA. where I experienced some of the most wonderful visits I’ve ever had. I’m sure she is continuing to be busy hosting people on the other side and has undoubtedly recreated the beautiful home she and Joe built together, to continue to entertain in.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Marian’s passing. She was one of a kind. Joe worked with my father in San Francisco and I still have a beautiful fur jacket that my parent’s bought for me from your grandfather for my Senior prom. My parents were the hosts of our after Senior Prom breakfast. What wonderful memories I have of those days. My deepest condolences to your family. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  • Addison Carrick

    Marian was an amazing mother and a stronger woman with all that has happened these past few years. She is in a better place now with her two sons and husband. I will miss her deeply.

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