OAK RIDGE — Services were held for Eileen K. Kientz Attanasio, 72, of this community, who died on Monday, May 16, 2011.
Born in Paterson, Mrs. Attanasio lived there and in Sanford, Fla., and in Paterson again before moving to Oak Ridge in 1967. She was a sales clerk with Macy's and had marched as a balloon handler and a clown in its Thanksgiving Day parades. Also, she had played semi-professional basketball and softball.
Services were Saturday at the Goble Funeral Home, Sparta. Burial will be at the Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Columbia University ALS Gift Fund, c/o Dr. H. Mitsumoto at the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Center, Columbia University, Neurological Institute of New York, 710 West 168th St., Suite 9-9007, New York, NY 10032.
Mrs. Attanasio is survived by her husband, John; her daughter, Eileen, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; her sons, Thomas of Branchville, John of Kalispell, Mont., and Michael of Lake Hopatcong; and eight grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Agnes Kientz.