Middletown- Eunice Helin Altieri, 84, of Westwood Lane, formerly of Meriden passed away on March 1, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Emma (Priebe) Helin. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Thomas O. Altieri and her son Richard Altieri. Eunice was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Meriden. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family and friends meant the world to her. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by two sons, Thomas and his wife Joanne Altieri of Ashford, Ct, and David Altieri of Woodland Park, CO, a daughter-in-law Kim Altieri of Middletown, nine grandchildren and their spouses, Jeannine and Jim Puzewski of New Britain, Derek and Tammy Altieri of Petersburg, NJ, Daren and Danielle Altieri of Woodbury, CT, Cody Altieri and Dakota Altieri both of Middletown, Nathan Altieri and Sara Altieri both of Woodland Park, CO, Brian VanAlmkerk and Kyle VanAlmkerk both of Middletown, seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Alyssa, Aimee Altieri of Petersburg, NJ, Dylan, Julia and Braydon Altieri of Woodbury, Ct and Gabriel VanAlmkerk of Middletown. She also leaves a brother Elmer Eric Helin and his wife Barbara of Oshkosh, WI as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 6 at 10:00AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St., Meriden. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations in Eunice's memory may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. .Aunt Eunice. was always with us, as a friend, neighbor and part of our family, from the day we were born. Whenever visiting Meriden, or Vero Beach, we were always welcomed to her house and we always made the effort to visit with her and share stories with her. She was a wonderful aunt and will always remain in our prayers.

  2. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and neighbor. Always with a smile on your face. Someone who discovered later in life the power and magic of Roy Orbison’s music. I can’t help to think that Ritchie was sending you messages of comfort to let you know that it was OK for you to .move in. with him a second time.

  3. Dear Tommy, David and families, Eunice was a lovely neighbor. Let us rejoice to know that she is happy with your dad and brother. Mary Ann Jurek

  4. To the Altieri family, My deepest condolences in Eunice’s passing. So very sorry for your loss. With God’s blessings, your neighbor, Mary N. Masse, 7 Westwood Lane, Middletown, CT.

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