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Joseph Altamore 1923—2018
Joseph Altamore, 94, of Rockford, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, of natural causes. Born November 24, 1923, to Alberto and Antonia (Provenzano) Altamore. Joseph immigrated to the United States during November, 1948, and married Eleonora (Lenora) Cipolla on November 9, 1949. The union produced two children; Antionette, born on September 20, 1950, and Alberto, born on April 23, 1952. Joseph worked as a machinist for Greenlee Brothers and Roper Whitney until his retirement in 1985, but continued to work full-time in his apple orchard until the death of his wife and daughter in 1995.
Joseph was the first Altamore to make Rockford his home and was personally responsible for sponsorship of his remaining family members. Predeceased by his wife, Eleonora; daughter, Antionette; parents, Alberto and Antonia; brothers, Agostino Altamore and Francesco Altamore, sister; Anna Maria Lena; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Lena and Mariano Pace; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe and Carm Cipolla, Mary and Sam Zinna, and Augie and Chris Cipolla; and nephew Frank Cipolla. Survived by his son, Alberto and daughter-in-law, Linda (Stewart) Altamore; grandson, Joseph Altamore; brother, Nicolo and sister-in-law, Nancy Altamore; sister, Antonina (Altamore) Pace; sisters-in-law, Ignazina Altamore and Vincenzina Altamore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, at Gasparini Oliveri Funeral Home, 707 Marchesano Drive, Rockford, IL 61102. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1010 Ferguson Street, Rockford, IL 61102, beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018, with additional visitation time at 9 a.m. at the church before mass. Arrangements are with Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Condolences to: www.gasparinioliverifuneral.net
Published in Rockford Register Star from July 13 to July 16, 2018
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