Stephen Frank Altieri
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.