On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, loving wife, daughter, aunt, and godmother, Kristin “Kiki” Attonito passed away of natural causes at the age of 45.
Kristin was born on June 30, 1977 to Bedelia and Christopher Fries. She grew up in Westchester County, New York and attended Hendrick Hudson High School. She obtained an undergraduate degree in English literature from Princeton University and her master's degree in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Kristin was a devoted mom to sphynx cats Vader, Harlowe, and Puck, and beloved dog Avalon. Kristin was a psychotherapist focused on mind-body wellness, certified addiction professional, and vegan nutritionist, working with clients from around the world for over two decades. She was also a yoga instructor known for her workshop "Recovering with Yoga," and avid Zumba dancer who formed a close-knit community of fellow Zumba lovers. Kristin had a lifelong love for all animals and enjoyed spending time surrounded by her and her wife's menagerie of pets. She was a devoted friend, enthusiastic moviegoer, and lifelong learner. Kristin lived in New York City and moved to Florida in 2006, first in Miami and later in Boca Raton.
Kristin is survived by her wife, Jennifer Attonito, her parents, Bedelia and Christopher Fries.
In lieu of flowers, donations to any of the below organizations in her name are requested:
Columbia University Teachers College Clinical Psychology Program https://www.tc.columbia.edu/giving/give-to-tc/
Rescue Me! http://donate.rescueme.org/
Humane Society http://humanesociety.org
Farm Sanctuary http://farmsanctuary.org
True North Health Foundation https://www.truenorthhealthfoundation.org/support-our-work
A celebration of Kristin's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 at Glick Funeral Home, 3600 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33431.
The service will be immediately followed by a casual gathering from 3:30 to 6:30 at Kristin and Jennifer's home, 940 NW 6th Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33432.