Wanda B. Alterisio

April 6, 1929February 9, 2012

Wanda Blanche (Aranowicz) Alterisio, 82, of Danbury, passed away Thursday February 9th 2012. Wanda was born in Danbury, daughter of the late Benjamin and Stella( Kurjiaka) Aranowicz. Wanda attended Sacred Heart School and went on to graduate from Danbury High School. Before retirement, Wanda worked for many years as a healthcare worker at Brookside Rest Home. A Mother of eight children, Wanda loved her family very much. Miss A. the neighborhood Mom, as most knew her, extended her love to countless others. Wanda was a very kind-hearted and giving woman whose infectious smile will never be forgotten. In her spare time, Wanda loved to crochet blankets and read.

She is survived by her daughters Robin and Darlene, sons Daniel, Nicholas and Michael Alterisio, her granddaughter Michelle Alterisio, seven more grandchildren, nine great¬grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. All who knew her will miss her dearly. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel Alterisio, daughter Denise Perillo, sons Alphonse and Ralph Alterisio, granddaughter Dina Marie Perillo, and her sister Josephine Capellaro. The family would like to thank all the staff at Danbury Healthcare for taking such loving care of Wanda.

Friends will be received on Monday, February 13th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St. Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday February 14th, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.


  • Visitation Monday, February 13, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wanda B. Alterisio

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Patty Crain

March 25, 2012

TO the Alterisio Family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of you beloved mother Wanda.

Lysa Molnar

March 9, 2012

Darlene -
I am so sorry to hear about your mom... I used to love coming to your house for dinner with your family .
Lysa (Burrell) Molnar,
Danielson CT

Carrie McCann

February 19, 2012

It has lifted my spirits to read all of the kind words about my grand-ma, Wanda. She has touched so many lives, and there are so many wonderful memories. We have another angel to watch over us now, and she is not alone in heaven. Denise, Alphonse, Krista, Dina, and the other members of our family that were taken from us too soon will meet her at the gates of heaven and care for her now. God Bless.

Danny Devine

February 19, 2012

sorry for your loss your mom touched a lot of people with love and joy god bless her

February 17, 2012

To the Alterisio Family. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. The memories I have of her relate to when I lived on Lincoln Ave. I remember my dad, Gus Kurjiaka, taking me and my brother to my Aunt Mary's frequently and she would play ball and jump rope with me. She was so paitent and we had alot of fun.
Connie Green, Lonoke, Arkansas

Barbara Austin-Narciso

February 17, 2012

My heartfelt condolences to the Alterisio Family...Wanda..was the most caring,giving and understanding woman.. the true strength & backbone of the family. I will always remember her smile and awesome cooking...She will be very missed..My heart & prayers are with you all of you...

Peter Rodriguez

February 16, 2012

My deepest condolances to the Alterisio family. From a former Danburian!

Larry McCarvell

February 16, 2012

your mom was a wonderful woman, I do remember her so, I am so sorry for your loss, I will always remember her on the front porch

Joanne Droz

February 15, 2012

To the Family,
sorry to hear about your great loss, your mom was the center of all of your lives. I choose to remember her cooking in the kitchen on division street, or dragging in on monday mornings after work.Wanda give Denise a hug for me. xoxo

Robert Clayton

February 14, 2012

My deepest condolences to the Alterisio Family on the passing of your Beloved Mother , She was truly a great lady ,who gave love and care to so many of us ,I'll always cherish the memory of Alphonse bringing me home , and meeting her , May God Bless you and keep you close .