Tresann Avenia

HOLDEN, MA – Tresann Avenia, 50, of Holden, MA formerly of the Blandford, MA area passed away quietly, February 18, 2013 at Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence. She was born March 27, 1962, in Greenwich, CT, daughter of Joseph Avenia and the late Julie Avenia.
She was raised and educated in Stamford CT and later in Western MA schools. Tres as she is call by her friends, attended colleges in the Pittsfield area and later completed courses at Becker College graduating in 1992 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She excelled in her field after being employed by several rehabilitation facilities in the Worcester and surrounding areas, such as Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital and Kindred Healthcare. Tres graduated Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in 1999 after which worked at several chiropractic offices and also at her own local massage studio. Tres also volunteered physical therapy support for the Boston Marathon and the Inferno Triathlon at MT Washington, New Hampshire. Tres held many certifications for advanced Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and at one point in her career was assigned to instruct police hopefuls. Tres also taught TRX, aerobics and body pump classes at St Vincent’s Hospital and at the Jewish Community Center in Holden.
Tres’s love for the outdoors along with hiking, skiing and snowboarding was intensified when she became interested in rock climbing. She went on climbing throughout various areas with Mountain Lynx in 1999 topping out on classic routes in New Hampshire and Maine. A near tragic fall in Arcadia Maine came close to ending this love of her life. She missed snowboarding and ice climbing that winter but the following summer she was back on the rock. To Tres giving up was not an option. Tres has met and enjoyed many wonderful and loyal friends in her lifetime, but non greater, none more loyal, or non-more loving than her partner Joe Dahlmeyer. Joe has been that special person that Tres has regarded him as her partner. Thanks Joe for being there for her. Special thanks for those individuals associated with Affinity Hospice of Life and Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence for the caring and compassionate support for Tresann in her final hours.
Besides her father, she is survived by her sister, Jolie Avenia of San Francisco; her longtime partner and best friend, Joseph Dahlmeyer; several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.
A Memorial Service in honor of Tresann will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA. Friends and relatives are invited to gather for calling hours from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in honor of Tresann to: Affinity Hospice of Life, 200 Main Street, Holden, MA 01520-1838 or Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence, at 1183 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01605.
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