June 13, 1944 - December 17, 2018

Rock Tavern, NY

A loving statement from the family reads, "On December 17, 2018, Janet Attanasio unexpectedly passed away at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY.

She was born in the Bronx, NY and was adopted as a baby by Mary and Louis Attanasio, who loved her as their own. She grew up in St. Theresa's Parish and attended Villa Academy. She later met and married one of her girlfriend's brothers, Nicholas Chiapparino. They had a son Nicholas M. Chiapparino, who became the light of their lives.

In the early eighties, Janet's mother came to live with them after a stroke in Florida, where she had lived at the time. Around the same time she found a dog in the street, who became the beloved Cuddles. By the late eighties, things started to happen. Young Nicky met a girl named Angela Cocco and at the same time, big Nicky and Janet had decided to divorce.

In the early nineties Janet, her mother, and Cuddles moved upstate with Charles Harty, who became her partner in life until the day she died. During this time Angela gave birth to Nicholas V. and Brianna Mary. Cuddles passed away and in the late nineties. She rescued Sonny, a Bishon who was part of their lives for 13 years. While upstate, Janet worked for Dr. Syed Moin in Washingtonville, NY for over 25 years. She helped Charlie with the Relay for Life and also donated to causes she loved, animals for example. Janet and Charlie lived in Brittany Terrace, a Senior Development, on Station Road in Rock Tavern, NY for the last 20 years.

She leaves behind the father of her son, Nicholas Chiapparino, her son, Nicholas M. Chiapparino and his wife, Angela, who she considered to be one of the greatest gifts to the family; her amazing grandchildren: Nicholas V. and Brianna Mary Chiapparino, who followed their father into music; lots of friends, and her partner in life, Charles Harty.

We would like to thank Dr. Syed Moin in Washingtonville for all his house calls and visits at the hospital, Dr. Riaz Chaudhry, her pulmonologist, Dr. Mehu Patel, her cardiologist, and all of the other doctors involved in her care.

We would like to thank everybody at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, especially 3 North for their compassionate care. Male, or female they were tremendous to Janet and myself while I stayed with Janet. Their caring and compassionate work ethics were unbelievable. They helped make a very bad situation bearable, knowing Janet was taken care of by professionals, who also cared."

Memorial Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe, NY 10950. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th at Sacred Heart Church, 24 S. Robinson Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hudson Valley, SPCA, 940 Little Britain Road, Route 207, New Windsor, NY, 12553.

Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home 845-782-8185 www.ssqfuneralhome.com