On October 20, 2020, Francis D. Avella
, “Frank”, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away, with his wife and children by his side, at the age of 80.
Frank was born on January 30,1940, to Frank and Lilian Avella. Frank began his life in North Bergen NJ. Incredibly early on in life he was fortunate enough to meet Beatrice Ranaudo, who became his best friend, wife, and soulmate. Frank and Beatrice raised four children together.
Frank was a selfless man with a heart of gold. He touched the lives of so many people. Frank dedicated his life to the Lord and his Family. As a devoted Catholic, he spent much of his time as a CCD teacher, Augustian Recollect and volunteering helping others. His reason for living was his Family. His wife Beatrice was the love of his life.
Frank spent his free time coaching sports and attending his sons’ sports games in his hometown of North Bergen. As his sons grew older, Frank built multiple embroidery businesses with them, in the Embroidery capital of the world. In his free time, Frank loved to play cards and enjoy Italian food with his family. His heart was fullest when he was blessed with 11 grandchildren, who he loved and adored. Frank’s biggest accomplishment was his family, and his sons are his living legacy.
Anyone that Frank loved, was considered family and Frank also treated strangers like family. His generosity and compassion were just two of the many qualities he was known for.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife Beatrice, his four children Frank Jr., Vinny, Jimmy, and Emil, four daughters-in-law, eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces, in laws and friends who will miss him very much.
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