Peter Secchia’s wife hospitalized with COVID-19

Kent County

An undated courtesy photo of Peter and Joan Secchia.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Joan Secchia, the wife of late U.S. Ambassador Peter Secchia, has been hospitalized with COVID-19.

A family spokesperson confirmed Joan Secchia’s hospitalization to News 8 Friday. Her symptoms are not severe, the spokesperson said. She is improving and is expected to be released within the next few days.

Her husband Peter Secchia, a former ambassador to Italy, businessman and philanthropist, died Wednesday. While he had long been battling health issues, he had recently contracted COVID-19.

Peters Secchia was 83.

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