Ida E. Alteri

May 26, 2012

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  Ida E. Alteri, 93, of 717 Coffeen St., passed away Saturday, May 26, at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse. 

Born Nov. 21, 1918, in Carthage, a daughter of Vincent C. “Jimmy” and Madelena Lombardi Zomponti, she graduated in 1936 from Augustinian Academy in Carthage. 

During World War II, she lived with relatives in Boston and received her cosmetology license at Filenes Department Store where she was then employed as a hairdresser. 

She married Steve D. Alteri on Dec. 16, 1945, at St. James Church in Carthage.
Mr. Alteri, a former Eighth Ward supervisor and former city councilman, died March 27, 1995. She then continued hairdressing in her home until the couple moved to Watertown in 1950. From 1966 until 1986, she was employed with Smith and Percy’s, Inc. 

Mrs. Alteri was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, volunteered for the Mount Carmel Fest and worked the spaghetti suppers. 

She was a past officer and current volunteer for the Italian American Civic Association Ladies Auxiliary. 

Surviving are a son and his wife, Steven J. and Barbara, Sackets Harbor, several sisters-in-law, brothers in law, nieces and nephews. 

A daughter, Patricia, on April 25, 1969, and a brother, Joseph Zomponti, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1975, died before her. 

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the funeral home with a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church with Rev. Donald Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. 

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Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and, Watertown