Corrine Avery, who passed away on June 21, 2024, at the age of 100, had a rich and fulfilling life. Born on January 19, 1924, in Burke County, Waynesboro, GA she was the daughter of the late Joseph Williams and Virginia Collins Williams Benjamin. Corrine attended Burke County school system.  She and Jack Wesley Avery united in holy matrimony in 1941.The family relocated to New Haven in 1946.  Corrine dedicated many years of her life to her career at the former Sperry & Hutchinson Company, she was also employed by Associated Packaging Incorporated and New Haven Bus Company.

Beyond her professional achievements, Corrine had a passion for travel, exploring various places throughout her life. She was known for her exceptional organizational skills, which likely served her well both in her career and personal life. Corrine also found enjoyment in playing Bridge and Bid Whist, activities that allowed her to socialize and engage with others.  She was an advocate tennis buff she enjoyed playing in her younger years. Her favorite pass time was attending the professional tennis matches at Yale Bowl.  One of pass times was dancing. She participated in modeling for different organizations,.one of her most hidden talents she also played the guitar. Corrine was very witty with words, and she always said what was on her mind.

Her life was dedicated to her family with words of wisdom and love. Embellished by her love of travel, and a penchant for card games and chess.

She leaves to cherish loving memories her children, William Avery (Ann) of New Haven, CT, Robert (Trellis) of Lilburn, GA, Rose Cope (Willie) of Lawrenceville, GA, Mozelle Avery-Owens (Leroy Owens) of West Haven, CT, Leroy Leak and Yuatinia Lewis (James) of Overland Park, KS; brother, Frank Benjamin; of Jackson, South Carolina, a sister, Virginia Jackson; of Millen, GA sister in-law, Amanda Benjamin; of New Haven CT.  16 grandchildren;14 great grandchildren; _8 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Virginia and Joseph Williams her husband, Jack Wesley Avery; a daughter, Lillie Bell Towns; brothers, Inus, James, Dave and Peter Benjamin and Charles Williams; sisters, Trusslee Williams-Blunt and Inez Wilson; sister-in-law, Cleo Benjamin.

A celebration of Mrs. Avery’s life and legacy will be held Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. A viewing will be held from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Service begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. The burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT 06519. The celebration of life will be live-streamed via