Stephen Frank Altieri

March 17, 1948 - June 4, 2022

Stephen Frank Altieri, 74, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 21 years, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born March 17, 1948 in Bridgeport, CT to Alexander and Agnes Altieri.

Steve attended and graduated from Central Connecticut State University. It was there that he met Joyce LaRussa, whom he would marry in 1969 at St. Bernard’s Church in Enfield, CT.

Steve was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and served in the Signal Corps. After being discharged from the Army in 1972, Steve began teaching as an industrial arts teacher at Johnson Junior High School in Stratford, CT – the place he and Joyce would call home until they moved to Cape Coral. He later taught industrial technology and then Tech Ed at both Stratford and Bunnell High Schools. In addition to teaching, Steve was the boys’ soccer coach at Stratford High School. Steve had a lifelong love of skiing and boating as well as playing in adult soccer leagues. When Steve and Joyce retired, they moved to Cape Coral to enjoy the year-round beautiful weather and a boating life. Steve also discovered a love for golf and enjoyed playing two times a week with his friends.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce LaRussa Altieri of Cape Coral. The couple would have celebrated their 53rd anniversary on June 7, 2022.

Steve also leaves his daughter, Angela Altieri Perez of Alexandria, VA; her husband, Luis; and his two grandsons, Gabriel and Rafael. Steve was immensely proud of Angela’s athletic and educational accomplishments, especially her graduation from the US Military Academy at West Point, and always looked forward to spending time with Gabe and Rafe.

No formal services are planned at this time. Steve will be buried at Sarasota National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in memory of Stephen Frank Altieri be made to the charity of your choice or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor # 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Mark and Lynne Jun 9, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    A loving and lovely tribute to Steve and his family. May his memory be a blessing. May the peace of God surround and comfort those who loved him.

  2. Lorraine and Ken Pisano Jun 9, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    We extend our greatest sympathy to Joyce and Family for their loss. Steve was our neighbor for over 20 years. He was a good man, proud of his family and devoted to his wife Joyce. May he Rest In Peace surrounded by loved ones that have passed before and may he always remain in the hearts of his family and friends.

  3. Ed Runyon Jun 9, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    As a friend and fellow golfer, Steve was always a joy to be around. We had many golf trips together, and Steve is now on the greatest golf trip ever. I am sure that he is already teeing it up. May God watch over Joyce and family Steve will be missed.

  4. Karen Belush Jun 12, 2022 at 9:38 am

    What a beautiful testament to a life well lived. Steve loved his family and cherished his friends. Our family will always remember his great bear hugs and welcoming smile when we visited. Our prayers will continue along with hugs from CT for Joyce and her loving family.

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