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Obituary for Joseph "Joe" Avena

July 15, 1979 - July 2, 2018
Newark, Delaware | Age 38

Obituary

Joseph "Joe" Vincent Avena, age 38, of Newark, DE, passed away on July 2, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE on July 15, 1979 to Carol Collins and Anthony Avena.

Joe was a born entrepreneur, having opened a thriving landscaping business in 2017. He was dedicated to his customers and providing them with quality services. If it was green, leafy, or bore flowers, Joe was in his element.

Joe had many interests, but at the top of his list were his beloved Eagles and Phillies. He was also a frequent visitor to Delaware Park where he excelled in poker. He enjoyed tournaments and was fortunate and skilled enough to win several.

Joe is survived by his parents, Carol Collins (Wayne) and Anthony Avena; his sisters, Danielle Surace (Diego) and Melissa Cannon (Tim); nieces, Isabella and Gianna Surace and Olivia Pettus; nephew, Cameron Cannon; and great-nephew, D. J. Pettus.

A Celebration of Joe's life will be held at 8:00pm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711. Family and friends may begin visiting at 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "Philadelphia Eagles Charitable Foundation" and sent in care of the funeral home.

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  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "Philadelphia Eagles Charitable Foundation" and sent in care of the funeral home.

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R.T. Foard & Jones, Inc.

122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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