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Joseph Anthony Sena Jr.

Mt. Kisco, New York

October 13, 1954 - April 8, 2020

Joseph Anthony Sena Jr. Obituary

Joseph Anthony Sena Jr. passed away peacefully in Mount Kisco, NY, on April 8th, surrounded by his three beloved children; Jennifer, Allison, and Ethan. Joe had a 41-year career as an attorney specializing in immigration and consular law, the majority of which was spent at his own White Plains-based practice. During this time, he helped over 150,000 people from over 120 countries to become proud Americans; enough people to fill three "Yankee Stadiums". His love of the world and curiosity of all its cultures made him the "master storyteller" in the courtroom, wowing judges with his knowledge of the law, world history, and cultures, combined with his intellect, creative arguments, and charisma. Joe was President of NIABA (National Italian American Bar Association) from 2015 to 2017; a position that was one of his deepest prides. He also leaves a legacy of friendship both throughout the country and internationally, where he befriended and often mentored scores of other attorneys. Joes proudest legacy was his three children - Jennifer, Allie, and Ethan - his love for them was immeasurable. His emphasis and value for those he loved - his family, friends, and significant other, Ya - were felt by all. An alumnus of Williams College and Fordham Law, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he had a continuous passion for learning and thinking. He was passionate about Roman and Greek history, baseball, and the New York Yankees (including trips for nearly 20 years to spring training in Florida, with some of his dear friends). An avid reader of at least one book per week, Joe's knowledge was encyclopedic and his thirst for continued learning unstoppable. He had a passion for good food and was personally known throughout restaurants in Westchester, Manhattan and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. He loved to travel, the arts, and to experience new things, especially alongside his girlfriend, Ya. He leaves behind his three kids - Jennifer Sena (Manhattan), Allie Sena (Manhattan), and Ethan Sena (Philadelphia); his two brothers, Charles Sena (San Clemente, CA) and Richard Sena (Boerne, TX); and his girlfriend Pi Yajie (Staten Island/Manhattan). Service Date & Time: Joseph A Sena, Jr. Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM ET Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help 559 Pelham Manor Road Pelham, NY 10803 Burial (directly following the service): Beechwoods Cemetery 179 Beechwood Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801 Row M12, Section 29, Grave 19 Mass of Christian Burial Our Lady of Perpetual Help Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM 559 Pelham Manor Road Pelham, NY 10803

Burial (directly following the service):

Beechwoods Cemetery

179 Beechwood Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801

Row M12, Section 29, Grave 19

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Joseph Anthony Sena Jr. hosted by Cassidy Flynn Funeral Directors.

Joseph Anthony Sena Jr. passed away peacefully in Mount Kisco, NY, on April 8th, surrounded by his three beloved children; Jennifer, Allison, and Ethan. Joe had a 41-year career as an attorney specializing in immigration and consular law, the majority of which was spent at his own White Plains-based practice. During this time, he helped over 150,000 people from over 120 countries to become proud Americans; enough people to fill three "Yankee Stadiums". His love of the world and curiosity of all its cultures made him the "master storyteller" in the courtroom, wowing judges with his knowledge of the law, world history, and cultures, combined with his intellect, creative arguments, and charisma. Joe was President of NIABA (National Italian American Bar Association) from 2015 to 2017; a position that was one of his deepest prides. He also leaves a legacy of friendship both throughout the country and internationally, where he befriended and often mentored scores of other attorneys. Joes proudest legacy was his three children - Jennifer, Allie, and Ethan - his love for them was immeasurable. His emphasis and value for those he loved - his family, friends, and significant other, Ya - were felt by all. An alumnus of Williams College and Fordham Law, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he had a continuous passion for learning and thinking. He was passionate about Roman and Greek history, baseball, and the New York Yankees (including trips for nearly 20 years to spring training in Florida, with some of his dear friends). An avid reader of at least one book per week, Joe's knowledge was encyclopedic and his thirst for continued learning unstoppable. He had a passion for good food and was personally known throughout restaurants in Westchester, Manhattan and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. He loved to travel, the arts, and to experience new things, especially alongside his girlfriend, Ya. He leaves behind his three kids - Jennifer Sena (Manhattan), Allie Sena (Manhattan), and Ethan Sena (Philadelphia); his two brothers, Charles Sena (San Clemente, CA) and Richard Sena (Boerne, TX); and his girlfriend Pi Yajie (Staten Island/Manhattan). Service Date & Time: Joseph A Sena, Jr. Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM ET Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help 559 Pelham Manor Road Pelham, NY 10803 Burial (directly following the service): Beechwoods Cemetery 179 Beechwood Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801 Row M12, Section 29, Grave 19 Mass of Christian Burial Our Lady of Perpetual Help Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM 559 Pelham Manor Road Pelham, NY 10803

Burial (directly following the service):

Beechwoods Cemetery

179 Beechwood Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801

Row M12, Section 29, Grave 19

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Joseph Anthony Sena Jr. hosted by Cassidy Flynn Funeral Directors.

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