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Joseph T. Attanasio, 89, Retired FDNY Lieutenant

Garden City Park resident passed away on Jan. 15, 2013.

Joseph T. Attanasio of Garden City Park, NY, passed away on Jan. 15, 2013.

Born on Jan. 18, 1924, Attanasio was a retired Lieutenant from the FDNY, a WWII Marine Veteran and a survivor of the battle of Iwo Jima. He also was a very active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2852 in New Hyde Park, NY and a devoted parishoner of Holy Spirit R.C. Church in New Hyde Park.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine, father of Thomas (Susan), Joseph, Richard, & the late Robert (Janet), grandfather of Robert, Marijo, Jason, Marybeth, Jillian, & Matthew, great-grandfather of Andrew & Alex.

A wake was held on January 17-18 at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on January 19 at Holy Spirit R.C. Church in New Hyde Park, NY with interment to follow at Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery in Flushing, NY.

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