Obituary: Ethel Altieri, 87, of Stratford

Ethel Altieri, 87, of Stratford, beloved wife of the late John Altieri passed away peacefully late Sunday evening, December 22, 2013 at St Vincent’s Hospital.

Mrs. Altieri, was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late Stanley and Catherine Krick and has been a long time Stratford resident.

She married at the age of 16 and spent many years traveling the country with her husband, a US Army Veteran, until they settled in the area and started their family. She dedicated her life to and enjoyed spending time with her two daughters and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ethel’s loving survivors include her three sisters Lillian Eisenman of New haven, Pearl Belford of Stratford, and Marion Sprague of Seymour; 2 cherished daughters, Diana Zdru of Stratford and Joy Altieri of Milford; 13 grandchildren, James Zdru, Jonathan Zdru, Jeremy Zdru, Shawna Stirk, Wendi Zdru, Jared Zdru, Tiffany Ciszkowski, Jacy Ciszkowski, Shaun Ciszkowsi, Brendan Ciszkowski, Ryan Ciszkowski, Amber Altieri and Tamika Altieri - all of Stratford and Milford. Ethel was also blessed to have 11 great grandchildren: Joseph Zdru, Nicholas Zdru, Nathan Kreighbaum, Amanda Zdru, Landon Zdru, Ashlie Zdru, Jacy Ciszkowski Jr., Taryn Ciszkowski, Tyler Stirk, Jackson Ciszkowski and Matthew Stirk.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, December 27th at 11:30 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford, and at 12 Noon in St. Mark’s Church Stratford, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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