Epitome of Kindness and Generosity
Jennifer (Eggers) Attenasio '97 lived a love-filled and dynamic life that truly reflected the core values of Carondelet's mission of heart, faith and courage because of what she accomplished, but more importantly, the values-based way she lived.
Having been a key member of Cardonelet's varsity basketball and track teams, Jenny continued her athletic pursuits as a high jumper on University of Oregon's prestigious track & field team. She graduated from Oregon's Honors College as valedictorian of the Advertising Department. Post college, an internship brought her to New York City where she made her home for the last 17 years. Pursuing a career focused in writing and branding, she most recently was an executive at Siegel & Gale Branding Agency.
In addition to her successful career, Jenny was a published writer, a skilled photographer and completed numerous triathlons, including two Ironmen competitions. She also was a world traveler, adventuring to places such as Cuba, Russia and Switzerland.
Jenny took the time to stay in close touch with family and friends, and despite a full-life, put others first. For the last four years, she was a mentor in the I-Mentor program, guiding an at-risk girl from Harlem through high school and the college application process. This girl is now the first in her family to go to college.
Two years ago, Jenny married Pat at a beautiful ceremony in Brooklyn, NY. On January 30, 2017 Jenny gave birth to their first baby, Edward "Teddy" Michael Attenasio. Tragically, two hours later, Jenny suffered a catastrophic pulmonary embolism. Even in the darkness of her death, Jenny brought light to five people whose lives were saved because she was an organ donor. Jenny was the epitome of kindness and generosity in her everyday actions, so it is fitting that she would offer this incredible gift as she left the world.
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Jennifer (Eggers) Attenasio '97 (left) and her twin sister Michele (Eggers) Lago '97