August 28, 1922 – July 16, 2013
Sophia Bonvicino Attanasio was born on August 28, 1922 in New York City. The only daughter of Italian immigrants. She attended Morris High School in New York City and eventually became the supervising administrator, Department of Radiology, at Jacobi Municipal Hospital located in The Bronx, New York City, where she was employed for 23 years.
Sophia in her early years was noted for her gift with the violin and play acting.
Upon her retirement, she and her husband Pat moved to Hollywood, Florida and subsequently to Boca Raton. Here she found a new venture. Sophia taught religious instruction and prepared 2nd graders for their receiving of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School. She taught here for six years before retiring in full.
Pat Attanasio passed on in 2003 after 63 years of marriage. Pat served with the US Army Engineers for 2 ½ years in the south Pacific during WW II. During this period Sophia was employed by the U.S. Postal Service.
Sophia is survived by her two sons: Tony (USMC), (Roxanne) of Fleming Island and Jerry (Diane) of Boca Raton.
Sophia has nine grand children: Tina Marie Triano, Anthony Robert Attanasio (USAF), Traci Anne Woodward, Christopher Attanasio (USN), Tricia Ljuljic, Michael Attanasio and Christopher Constantine Attanasio (NROTC/USMC)
Sophia has 15 great grand children: Richard Jordan, Kelli Jean Jordan (USA), Daniel Jordan (USN-Active), Marianne Triano, Austin Campbell, Noah Campbell, Anthony Joseph Attanasio, Elizabeth Attanasio, Anthony Christopher Attanasio, Giovanni Paolo Attanasio, Nicholas Peter Ljuljic, Nicole Lynn Ljuljic, Charlotte Goode, Heather Goode and Sophia’s youngest : Alexander Charles Woodward.
Visitation will be held 6-8 PM Saturday, July 20, 2013 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL. Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 AM, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Boca Raton, FL. Burial to follow in Hollywood Memorial Park, Hollywood, FL.
The family would like to thank the dedicated staff of ALLEGRO Memory Care, and Jacksonville Community Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Community Hospice Foundation (4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, Florida 32257 in lieu of flowers.
Please post words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.
- Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2013
- Funeral Service Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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July 31, 2013
May she be resting in heaven with family and friends. God Bless you and your family and friends
Greg Gecewicz and family
July 22, 2013
Tony & Family,
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
July 21, 2013
Dear Tony and family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. It is a true honor to have known your mother. She was a remarkable woman true to her values and spirited enough to share them. She shared her meatloaf recipe with me years ago among many stories that I will hold onto for years to come. Thank you for sharing your mother with me.
Harvey and Marilyn Frankel
July 20, 2013
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family for your loss at this time. May God bless you and yours.
July 19, 2013
Our sincere condolences. May her Memory be eternal.
Dave and Evvie White
Christopher C. Attanasio
July 18, 2013
Dear Nanny, Thank you for your influence on my life. You possessed the strongest faith I knew of. I truly believe witnessing your life inspired me to be closer with God. Thank you.
July 18, 2013
Dear Mom, Words cannot express the sorrow I am feeling now that you are gone. What can I say through these tears, but thank you for my life and what I am today. I know you are in a much better place and pain free. I am sure Dad, Grandma Maria and Mary Ann were there to welcome you. Mom, you deserve to be there. There are many grand children and great grand children from coast to coast that are missing you.. as are the children that you taught at Our Lady of Lourdes School. I was fortunate to have you nearby for the past 6 1/2 years and we did share many good times.. I mentioned to Tina and Traci just yesterday..to remember the love..remember the good times...remember the Christmas eves and as you would have wanted to smile when thinking of you.. Mom..Know I will be thinking of you each day of my life and you will continue to be in my prayers as will out family to give them strength during this trying period..love always and forever.. Your son, Anthony
July 18, 2013
Tony, Roxanne, and Christopher, you are the only ones I know personally of Sophia's extensive and beautiful family, so I'm directing my sincere condolences to you. Surely, your entire family mourn her passing. May the peace of Christ be with you all.