Cecille F. Greenberg

October 7, 1923 - August 16, 2008

10/07/1923 - 08/16/2008

Past Services

Tuesday August 19, 2008
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Virginia Beach; Cecille F. Greenberg, 84, of Virginia Beach passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008.

Mrs. Greenberg was born in the Bronx, NY. She was a student of the Manhattan School of Music and studied with concert pianists Appleton & Fields. She was a passionate music teacher to Hampton Roads area piano students, young and old alike, for 55 years. Mrs. Greenberg was also a kindergarten teacher for 25 years at Beth El Temple in Norfolk. She was a member of Temple Ohef Sholom in Norfolk.

She is survived by her loving husband Meyer of 66 years; son, David Greenberg and his wife Lesley of Richmond; daughters, Carille Greenberg-Ribley of Richmond and Ellen Parrish and her husband Tommy of Smithfield, NC; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society, 5001 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23230. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Sharon Howard Brucato
8 years ago

Aunt CeCe was like a second mother to me. Though we lived more than 2,000 miles apart, she attended all my momentous occasions, never missed a birthday or major holiday greeting, and she took every opportunity to be encouraging. Aunt CeCe made a profound impact on my life because she truly cared about me. I loved her dearly and will miss her greatly.

Heath and Terri Kemman
8 years ago

Cecille was a marvelous teacher and friend. She leaves us richer for knowing her, wiser and blessed by her music. As an adult student she gave me the gift of music, and was the most patient teacher a man could hope for. We will dearly miss her.

Scott & Betty Ann Levin
8 years ago

David & Lesley / Barri & Mark,

We are saddened to hear of the passing of your mother/grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lynn Weisberg
8 years ago

David and Lesley, Michael and I are sorry for your great loss. I remember all of the wonderful family pictures in your home…they made me feel I knew your parents. Our thoughts and love are with you and your family. Lynn

eva jo dove
8 years ago

Dear Mr. Greenberg and family,

I am saddened to learn of Mrs. Greenberg’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.

There is no way I can express my admiration for this lady who taught me for ten years. The things I learned from her are invaluable and I use them daily in my current teaching position.

I am thankful for the opportunity to have known her as my mentor and friend.


Sharron Mitchell Warren
8 years ago

Ellen and family – my thoughts are with you.


Ruffin and Connie Johnson
8 years ago

Ellen’s mother was a lovely lady and we enjoyed being with her on family occasions with Tommy and Ellen and their children.

Erica Patmon
8 years ago

From when I was 7 years old, my first lesson, I remember Mrs. Greenberg telling me how much potential I have. She really believed that I could do ANYTHING I wanted to, and she helped me believe it too. I’m 14 now, and since piano is my passion, I’m going to keep taking lessons, but I know that no one can replace her spot in my heart. I love her very much, and I’ll never ever forget her.

Sharron Mitchell Warren
8 years ago

I knew Mrs. Greenberg from many years ago as a neighbor and my friends Mother. I remember her warmth and family spirit. Ellen, please get in touch. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sharron from Azalea Gardens.

Allen Kilgore
8 years ago

I took piano lessons from Mrs. Greenberg for 8 years. She was the most patient and calm, yet very supportive and encouraging educator I have ever been around. It was a honor to have been a part of something she loved so much for that period of time. I loved her dearly and still use the lessons she taught me, even beyond playing the piano, on a daily basis. She will be dearly missed, as she played such a integral part of my young life. My feelings are with her family.

Mary Bowser
8 years ago

Mrs. Greenberg will always have a special place in my heart. When I took piano lessons from her she was one of the most patient people I have ever known. I was truly blessed to have known her and will miss her greatly.

Ed & Charlotte Hurd
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers go with you during this time of sadness. We have fond memories with you in the Town & Gown Chorale.

Joyce Fratkin
8 years ago

Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Love, Joyce & Melvin

Teresa Johnson Siebert
8 years ago

To the family–Your wife/mom was my piano teacher from the time I was 5 years old until age 15. She was an awesome teacher and a person whom I loved very much growing up. I am now in music fulltime as a professor of Music as well as Dept. Head. I teach piano and Theory as well as many other music classes. I owe my beginnings to your wife/Mom. I will be praying for you in your time of grief.

Love, Teresa Johnson Siebert