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Ganae Taylor Avato

June 30, 1997 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 24)

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Ganae Taylor Avato, age 24, of Bear, DE, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Ganae attended and graduated from Solanco High School in 2015. She went on to pursue the Academy of Massage and Bodyworks in Delaware in the hopes of becoming a massage therapist. Ganae was greatly interested in helping others feel better physically, as well as mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  She was set to graduate on September 1, 2022.

Ganae was a loving and compassionate person who loved to be silly. She had the most beautiful smile that could light up your soul. Ganae inspired everyone, never knew a stranger, welcomed everyone, and was always appreciative. Her laugh was infectious and she loved playing harmless pranks on those she loved.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, whether it was at the beach, going out to dinner, shopping, playing card games, or going for a hike. Ganae was also a spiritual enthusiast and knew the importance of caring for oneself on a spiritual level; she greatly enjoyed and saw the value in journaling, drawing/doodling, and the healing energy of crystals.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, PopPop Joe Avato.

Ganae is survived by the best mom ever, Christine Avato of Bear, DE; the best dad ever, Wayne Hendrickson, and his wife, Dana, of Nottingham, PA, and sister, Cassidy Cameron; Nanny and PopPop, Eileen and Mark Duphily of Newark, DE; MomMom and PopPop, Carol and Charlie Hendrickson of Landenberg, PA; Aunt DarDar and Uncle Mikey Friend of Hampstead, NC; Aunt Shelly and Uncle Chris (Putz) Chmielecki of Nottingham, PA; Aunt Sara and Uncle Craig Croman of Lebanon, PA; Aunt Chanel and Uncle Jared of Middletown, DE; Aunt Rose and Uncle Pete of Sicily, Italy; Aunt Kelly and Uncle Matt Hendrickson of Lincoln University, PA; Aunt Amy and Uncle Jesse Cox of Milton, DE; Ganae’s best friend, Ashley Babcock of Northeast, MD; her cousins, CJ, Callie, Nick, Kiara, Nolan, Carter, Callee, McKenna, Olivia, Mason, Isla, Erik and Nora; her great-grandmothers, Kathleen Hendrickson and Mildred Mills; and her great grandfather, Francis Rothwein.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, May 27th, 2022 from 10AM-12PM at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. A funeral service will begin promptly at 12PM. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808. Guests are encouraged to wear casual attire and wear purple or yellow to honor Ganae while we celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers, Ganae’s family requests memorial contributions be made to the Launch Pad Recovery Counseling Services; please call 910-632-2344 to make a contribution.

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Services

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Friday
May 27, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Service
Friday
May 27, 2022

12:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

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Interment following funeral service
Friday
May 27, 2022

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808

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