October 24, 1931 – December 20, 20
Sarah Attanasio - DeProssino, 92
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother
Sarah was born on October 24, 1931 in the Prospect Heights Neighborhood of Brooklyn. She moved to Poughkeepsie, NY and then back to Brooklyn and attended Girls Commercial/Prospect Heights High School. She married the love of her life James and raised five children. They settled in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn and were parishioners of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Flatlands, where she attended Mass daily.
Sarah is survived by her five children, Vincent, his wife Marie, Regina Corbett and her husband Ray, Andrew, his wife Josephine, Therese Walsh and her husband Brian, and Frances DeProssino, her 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, James, her parents, 5 siblings and her Grandson, Andrew DeProssino.
Sarah was a fun-loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved baking and cooking enormous meals for her family and was an excellent entertainer. Her meatballs, chicken cutlets and struffoli were known throughout the family. She was a champion video game player with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Sarah always loved a party, especially New Year's Eve, where she stayed up to all hours of the night celebrating with her family. She enjoyed a Yankee swap at Christmas time and gambling at the casinos in Atlantic City - she always had to come out a winner much to the amusement of everyone else.
In 2014 she moved from Brooklyn to Staten where she lived at the Esplanade Senior Residence. There she made many friends and enjoyed bingo, bocce and was a champion at Wii bowling. She was also an avid dancer and enjoyed dancing every chance she got.
Sarah loved going to Atlantic City, Seaside Park at the Jersey Shore and especially the boardwalk games! Sarah also loved vacationing in Aruba for many years where she made lifelong friendships. It was their "little piece of paradise."
Sarah was an enthusiastic Yankee fan and could be found most nights from April to October watching the games with James, who shared her love of the game.
She had a sincere devotion to the Divine Mercy which she prayed daily. During her illness this prayer has helped to carry her through much suffering and it reminds us all to Trust in Jesus in times of trial.
Her fun-loving nature will live on in all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren! May she now finally rest in divine peace.
She will be greatly missed!