Joan V. Cain, born in St. Paul to Italian parents, Nazareno and Mary Trebiani on November 4, 1934. She was one of three children, with an older brother, Roland, and her younger sister, Mary Lou. She grew up in St. Paulâs east side and graduated from Harding High School in 1952. After high school, she met John Cain and they were married in 1955.
Joan was blessed with four children, Tom, Joe, Michelle and Matt. Her sister and devoted friend, Mary Lou, was always by her side. They were inseparable. Her brother, Roland, moved to Chicago where he met and married his wife, Marie. Joan visited Chicago many times to see her brother and his family, maintaining a very close bond despite the distance.
Joan had a fun essence within her. She enjoyed her high school years and continue to stay in contact with her high school friends. She had attended every school reunion. She had a love of fair rides, so on her 80th birthday, she wanted to go to Valley Fair with her family including her grandchildren to ride on the roller coasters and any other dare devil rides. She took pride in her Italian heritage, including culture and food and traveled to Italy to visit her parentâs relatives. Joan was a patriotic individual and it became even stronger when her son, Matt, joined the Marines. She loved John Phillip Sousa, âStars and Stripes Foreverâ was her favorite song, and you could always depend on seeing a display of her patriotism on the 4th of July in wearing red, white and blue.
Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Nazareno and Mary Trebiani, her brother, Roland (Marie) and her husband, John Cain. She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Trebiani; her children; Tom (Mary), Joe (Julie), Michelle (Jeff Langevin) and Matt (Amanda); her seven grandchildren; Stacey, Meghan (Derek), Lauren (Ryan), Brittany (Jennifer), Brock, Eric and Emma; and her four great grandchildren; Arianna, Reese, Hunter and Hailey.
Mass of Christian Burial 10AM on Tuesday, June 18 at Church of the Assumption, 51 7th St. W., St. Paul. Visitation 4-7PM on Monday, June 17 at Mueller Memorial, 835 Johnson Pkwy., St. Paul, and also 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Private family interment.
Memorials are preferred to the family.