Joseph “Joey” Amarena, born August 31, 1956 passed on to a better place on July 9, 2018. He joins his mother and father, Salvatore “Sal” Amarena and Irene Stanley and godson/nephew Ryan Trosclair, as well as many other family, friends and beloved canine companions. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Giovanni & Kaytlin Amarena, granddaughters Julianna and Ava Amarena, his daughter Alexandria Amarena, step-son Randy Rudolph, mother of his children Susan Giammolva, his sisters Nancy, Marie, and Helen, his brother Sammy, and nephew Sonny. Anyone who knew Joey knows that he loved people, animals, laughing and making others laugh, entertaining, cooking, and he worked very hard till the day he died at 61 years old. He would give anyone the shirt off his back, opened his home to anyone who needed it, and would stop what he was doing to help anyone he could. Alcoholism is a disease. We all loved Joey very much and it breaks our hearts that we lost him the way that we did. If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction of any kind, please know that there is help out there --- and never doubt that the people who love you will support you in your decision to get treatment. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of life on Saturday August 25, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church 411 N Rampart St, New Orleans Louisiana with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30. WE LOVE YOU DAD and we are relieved that you are finally free.
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