Avery Boyce Kincaid, former owner of the Stardust Restaurant and long-time Alexandria resident, died Dec. 4, from complications related to lung cancer. She was 58.
Born and raised in Gastonia, N.C., Kincaid moved to the Washington area after graduating from Salem College in 1976. She dedicated 30 years to her career in the food and beverage industry. She prided herself on providing outstanding food and hospitality and loved everyday food like cheeseburgers and macaroni and cheese.
Kincaid was known for her gentle and unpretentious character, grand spirit of adventure, vibrant sense of humor and love of vintage flea market deals. Her kindness and generosity touched many lives. She is remembered by a large community of family and friends who fell in love with her warm personality and the depth of caring she had for the¬†people she knew.
Kincaid was a devoted parent and aunt, and is survived by the five children. They include the two children she raised, Julia Avery-Shapiro and Jerzy Avery Shapiro, as well as her niece and nephews Paul Kincaid IV, Christina Kincaid and John Kincaid.
She is also survived by Judith Shapiro, her partner of 33 years; her sister-in-law Nidian Arenius; her stepmother, Alberta Kincaid; her aunt and uncle, Kay and Fred Moss; and her two brothers Paul Kincaid III and Daniel H. Kincaid.