Paul Altieri

Passed away on June 21, 2011

Paul Louis Altieri passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Born on June 16, 1987, he was the son of Louis and Deborah Altieri and big brother of Katharine Altieri, all residing in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Paul was a 2005 graduate of Newtown High School. Paul's bright light shown on so many people in his few short years of life. He loved life, his many friends, his family, helping anyone and everyone, his beloved garage, and his work. He was a design consultant with Diversified Kitchens in Huntington, CT. His love of his job was clearly evident as he used his creative talents designing beautiful living spaces in so many homes in the area, leaving beautiful, lasting examples of his creative gifts. Paul also leaves several aunts, uncles and cousins left to carry on in a world left a little less bright with his passing. Calling hours will be 6:00 - 9:00 PM on Friday, June 24, 2011 at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT. Paul's every action was a celebration of life his entire 24 years. A celebration of Paul's life will be held at a Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ralph S. Loew, Trustee, 3638 Main Street, Stratford, Connecticut 06614 for a charity yet to be determined.

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  • Calling Hours Friday, June 24, 2011
  • Celebration of Paul's Life Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Valerie,Dave and Lindsey Blair

August 23, 2011

Dear Debbie,Louis and Katharine

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
I got your letter today and even before I read it I knew it had terrible news. Paul was one of Lindsey's best friends during their first 2 years. We often talk about those good times although they were too young to remember. We were so happy to meet up with you 10 years ago on our last trip to Connecticut and to see Paul again as a young teenager.
I can see how well loved and respected Paul was by reading this guest book and hope this somehow gives you some comfort.
Thoughts with you.

Diana Lantier

August 1, 2011

Paulie, Every time I got to talk to you on the phone at made me smile. You brightened my entire day. When I heard this news, that you had gone..I did not believe it. I dont understand!!!..I pray that God brings peace to all of your family and friends.

Erin Mahoney

July 15, 2011

Even though I knew Paul for only a few months, I enjoyed working with him. He designed a new kitchen for us. Our kitchen is now complete and I wish he could see the final product. With his help, it is just what we had in mind. Thank you Paul!

He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Marge stehman

July 12, 2011

Paul designed our kitchen a few years ago and did a fabulous job. We truly enjoyed working with him. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to your family on this tragic loss.

Vincent & Jessica Dizenzo

July 8, 2011

Dear Louis and Debbie,
As we sit here and try to find some profound words, we are at a complete loss. Just know we are sorry and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Be strong for one another. We love you.

Randy Fenn

July 7, 2011

Dear Lou:

I was away for 2 weeks & just got back to learn of your terrible tragedy. I am truly sorry for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you try to make some sense of this devastating turn of events.


Randy Fenn

July 1, 2011

I will always think of the talented and fun loving Paulie with positive thoughts. He helped me design my dream come true kitchen and was a blast to be around. He will be missed. Doreen

Andrea McGowan

June 30, 2011

Dear Altieri Family, I was saddened to hear of Paul's passing. I had taught him in Confirmation class. It is sad when one of my son's former classmates passes away so young , May God Bless Your Family.

Krotki Family

June 30, 2011

Dear Lou, Debbie & Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and hope that you can find peace and comfort in knowing that others care. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary, Paul, Mike, Dan & Jessica

Melanie Tickey Barker

June 28, 2011

Dear Lou and family,

I am truly sorry for your loss. I wasn't aware of Paul's passing until after his service, but I wanted to let you know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.