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John S. Avenia

November 9, 1928 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 90)
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John Salvo Avenia, 90, a resident of Hillsdale New York, passed

away peacefully on March 5, 2019.


He was born November 9, 1928 in Winsted Connecticut to Angelo Avenia and

Lillian Marks Avenia.


John was predeceased by both his parents and his

brother George Avenia.


 John was married to Ruth Wheeler Avenia for 59 years and they have three children, John Avenia Jr. and his wife Margaret Bower Avenia, residing in Hillsdale

New York, Wendy Matte and her husband Bob Matte, residing

in South Carolina and Carey Avenia, residing in Pennsylvania.

Besides his wife, John is also survived by his three beloved

grandchildren, Alexander Matte, Olivia Matte and Emma



John spent 3 years in the Army where he was stationed in

Korea serving our Country during the Korean War.


 After returning home from the Army, he went to work expanding the

Hillsdale Supermarket, a second-generation business. With the

help of his family, he was able to enjoy the growth of his business

and his community.


Because of John’s love of fishing, John and Ruth enjoyed many

summers on Lake George and winters in Mexico spending time

with family and friends.


Friends are invited and may call on Sunday March 17, 2019 from

2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State

Route 22 in Copake, NY.


Private interment will take place on Monday at the Riverside Cemetery

In North Egremont, MA.


In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to the Shriner’s

Hospital for Children.


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