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Aristide A. Avella

AGE: 69 • Toms River

Aristide A. Avella, age 69, of Toms River, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ.

Born in Newark, Mr. Avella lived in Hillside prior to settling at his current address 46 years ago. He was a well respected elementary school teacher and guidance counselor at the Vetter School for the Eatontown School District, retiring 17 years ago. He was also an honorary inductee of the Who's Who of Elementary School Teachers. In addition to his work in the school system, he worked for the Eatontown Drug Alliance where he effectively developed programs to keep kids safe from drug and alcohol use. He enjoyed reading, collecting coins and baseball memorabilia, tinkering with his electronics, photography, and spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his son, Scott Avella and his parents, Frank and Filomena Avella. Surviving is his loving wife, Andrea Avella; daughter, Nicole Avella; granddaughter, Claudia Barbosa, and the countless minds and hearts of the students he taught throughout the years.

In honor of Aristide's wishes, cremation was private and entrusted to Horizon Funeral & Cremation Services, 1329 Route 37 West, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, 3300 NJ-66, Neptune, NJ 07753 www.foodbankmoc.org/how-to-help/

"With compassion and love he touched the lives of so many students, parents and staff. An office visit with Tony was easy due to his welcoming smile and hearty laugh. He was a master at giving good advice and there was usually a line waiting to get into his office."
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 9, 2017
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