Dorothy Altieri

May 14, 1920August 14, 2013

DOROTHY ALTIERI, 93, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died August 14, 2013 at Hospice in Stuart, FL.

Born in Yonkers, NY, Dorothy was a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL for 23 years, moving from Ridgefield, CT.

At the age of 20, she purchased and operated a grocery store in Yonkers, NY. During WWII, she worked as a Riveter on airplanes at GE in Tarrytown, NY. She was known by her family as “Rosie the Riveter”.

Dorothy was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie, FL, and former member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon, NY. She was a former member of the Orchid Society in Port St. Lucie, and taught stained glass classes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaetano (Guy) Altieri in 1994; and by a son, Thomas A. Wall.

Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Wall of Port St. Lucie, FL; four grandchildren, Thomas Wall, Michael Elston, Michelle Wall, Christopher Wall; and daughter-in-law, Ruthie Wall of Perrineville, NJ.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 3:00PM-5:00PM at the Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL, with a Prayer Service held at 5:00PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:00AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, FL.

There will be also a visitation at Yannantuono Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, NY on Thursday August 22, 2013 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Friday August 23, 2013 at 10:00AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon, NY.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Yonkers, NY.

Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL. Please visit and sign our guest register book at


  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 19, 2013

Dorothy Altieri

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