Altieri, Frederick J., of Winthrop, formerly of Roslindale and Somerville, passed away after a brief illness on June 16 with his wife by his side. Beloved son of the late Helen (Sarandos) and Joseph Altieri, he leaves behind his wife, Anne-Marie (Inza), step-son David Palen and his wife Alyssa of Melrose, many nieces, nephews, and grand-nephews, and his adored dog Mia. He was 73 years old.
A proud Vietnam veteran, Fred took a great deal of pride in his service with the United States Army. He loved his country very much and chose to spend his life as a public servant with the United States Postal Service from which he retired after 40 years of service. After his retirement, Fred chose to work as a security officer at the FedEx facility located not far from his long-time postal facility at Logan Airport. He made many friends through his work, always offering a kind smile or joke, which extended in later years to his online presence that brought him a lot of joy and made many, many people smile.
Fred was a kind soul who was most happy when he was surrounded by family, children, and his pets. He was caring, giving, and peaceful. He will be eternally missed by the people whose lives he has touched.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the graveside service in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the organization Mia was rescued from: Rufus’s Rescue Dogs, 349 Veterans Lane, Leesville, LA 71446.
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