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Gerard J. Altieri

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BENNINGTON -- Gerard J. Altieri, formerly of Highland, N.Y., died Monday at Vassar Brother’s Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. following a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 26, 1949 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Jack A. Altieri, of Hollywood, Fla., deceased, and Helen V. Gilbert, of Highland, N.Y.

Jerry, as he was known to friends and family, was a graduate of San Diego Law School, San Diego, Calif., was a member of the State of Vermont Bar Association and presently owned and operated his own law practice in Bennington. Jerry also served overseas in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He is surived by his mother, Helen V. Gilbert of Highland, N.Y.; a twin brother, Kenneth Altieri of Esopus, N.Y.; two sisters, Marie A. Tyler of Highland, N.Y. and Vidge Altieri of Houston, Texas.

Also surviving are two children, Kaitlyn Altieri of Niskayuna, N.Y. and John Altieri of Bennington.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held privately by the family.

Donations made in Jerry’s name to the American Cancer Society and/or hospice are welcomed.

He will be remembered for his love and devotion to his children, his unwavering sense of humor and his love for fishing, baseball and the New York Yankees.

Arrangements by the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 38 Main St., Highland, N.Y.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 20, 2004
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