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Obituary: Frank R. Altiere, 78, of Naugatuck

Lifelong Naugatuck resident was a Navy veteran and retired Peter Paul employee.

 

NAUGATUCK – Mr. Frank R. Altiere, 78, of Lincoln Street , Naugatuck , passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Lillian (Bellefeuille) Altiere.

Mr. Altiere was born in Waterbury on May 2, 1934, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Bogusiewicz) Altiere.  He was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck and a Navy veteran serving during the Korean War.  He was a retiree of Peter Paul Company and retired after 37 years of service.  He was a member of the Eagles Club and Polish American Club.  He loved fishing and his great 48 Ford Super Deluxe.

Besides his wife he leaves, a son Keith Altiere of Bristol, Indiana; three daughters, Cheryl Kazalunas and her husband Paul, Debra Mariano and her husband Kenneth Ventresca, and Michelle Grella and her husband Christopher all of Naugatuck; a sister, Mary Ann Williamson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; eight grandchildren, Shaun and Brian Altiere, Jessica Scull, Jamison Kazalunas, Nicholas Mariano, Olivia, Mia, and Rocco Grella; a great-grandson, Rylan Scull.  He was predeceased by his brother Ronald Altiere.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 31 at 10am at St. Hedwig Church.  Please meet DIRECTLY at the church.  Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery , Cross Street , Naugatuck .  Calling hours will be held at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street , Naugatuck on Thursday from 5-8pm.  Members of the Naugatuck Veteran's Council will meet at the funeral home at 7:15pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, 5716 Corsa Avenue, Suite 203 , Westlake Village , CA 91362 or to St. Hedwig Church, 32 Golden Hill Street , Naugatuck .  To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com

tim quinn August 29, 2012 at 01:31 AM
I never had the pleasure of meeting Frank....I have heard such amazing stories from my dear Mary Ann as to what a force he was in her life. He obviously was loved, and loved the life he lived, a blessing not everyone can claim. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family ...
D. Mariano August 29, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Thank you for your kind words Tim, our whole family appreciate the friends we have.
karen matyjasik August 29, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Rest in peace ,Cousin Frank .Lenny & Karen Matyjasik.
Laurie Lalone August 29, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Mary Ann, Deb and Kenny, no words can even begin to touch the depth of your loss. Just know I'm here for you. Sending much love and many hugs. There will be a day when all your memories will be clear and happy ones yet again
Michelle August 29, 2012 at 01:08 PM
My dad was a bigger than life kind of guy and he touched so many lives. I loved hearing all of his stories and now I will enjoy listening to other people's stories about him. Thank you to all who have such kind words to say to our family.
Mary Ellen August 29, 2012 at 02:52 PM
You are all in my thoughts and prayers....we have heard wonderful stories from Mary Ann, Deb and Kenny....he was blessed to have such an amazing family.. Mary Ellen
Wendy Miller August 30, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Praying for friends to give you comfort, faith to hold you up and memories to keep you smiling. Wendy Miller

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