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Nicholas C. Attanasio, 96, of Main Street Lake Katrine, died Monday November 19, 2018 at the New Paltz Center for Rehabilitation in New Paltz. Born November 5, 1922 in Manhattan; he is the son of the late Clemente and Mary (McCann) Attanasio.

Mr. Attanasio worked for Teamsters Local 445 in Castelton and later for Hudson Cement. In 1932 at the age of ten, Mr. Attanasio began playing in drum corps where he would play Taps on the bugle at raising of the flag and other veteran's special events. He played with the Civil War Trooper Corp in Newburgh and with his son, the 69th Regiment Drum Corp, Sons of Liberty from Brooklyn, New York. He also played the bass drum and became an instructor to many children.

The Sons of Liberty - Nick Attanasio in the foreground on Bass DrumThe Sons of Liberty - Nick Attanasio in the foreground on Bass Drum

Surviving is his wife Geraldine (Dall) Attanasio, with whom he would have celebrated seventy six years of marriage on November 22nd. Two children; George Attanasio and his wife Tammy of Lake Katrine, and Janice King and her husband James of Fayetteville, New York. Five grandchildren and many great grandchildren also survive.

A son; Nicholas Attanasio died previously.

Hugh Quigley, Duke Terreri, Nick Attanasio, and Bob RedicanNick Attanasio has long been a legend in our community. In this photo: Hugh Quigley, Duke Terreri, Nick Attanasio, and Bob Redican

Services

Friends will be received at the Joseph V. Leahy funeral home on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:45 PM with a service to follow. 

Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. 

27 Smith Avenue 

Kingston, New York 12401

 

Inturnment

Friday, November 23, 2018, 2:30 PM

St. Mary's Cemetery 

322 Foxhall Avenue 

Kingston, NY 12401

Originally published at http://www.jvleahyfh.com/obituary/nicholas-attanasio