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Joe Femenia, center, at a College Point shelter rally in December 2018

The College Point community mourned the sudden passing of beloved civic leader Joe Femenia on Wednesday.

According to an officer in the College Point Civic and Taxpayers Association of which Femenia was president, the 62-year-old had a heart attack and died in his home on Jan. 30. He is survived by his wife Laura Femenia.

Members of the CPCTA were informed of Femenia’s death at the Jan. 30 monthly meeting. Femenia had been the organization’s president since 2008. Elected officials and community members shared the sad news on social media.

“Very sad news about the sudden passing of Joe Feminia, our friend and President of the College Point Civic and Taxpayers Association,” wrote one Facebook user. “He was truly devoted and cared very much about College Point and all of the residents living here.”

During his life, Femenia was dedicated to his community, serving as the CPCTA president from 2008 to 2012 and again from 2014 to the present. The civic leader was also a board member for Community Board 7 as well as a Transportation Committee Chairperson from 2006 to 2016.

The wake will be held at Frederick Funeral Home (192-15 Northern Blvd.) on Sunday, Feb. 3. Visiting hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Femenia’s funeral mass will be at St. Fidelis Church (123-06 14th Ave.) at 9:30 a.m on Monday, Feb. 4.

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