Funeral services for Mr. Anthony “Tony” Altomare will be held Thursday at 1pm in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home. Pastor Lou Hoffman will be officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Springs Presbyterian Church cemetery in Preston, MS.
Mr. Altomare, 72, of Meridian passed away Saturday. He was the son of Adolf and Mary Altomare.
He was a longtime salesman in the automotive industry. Mr. Altomare will be remembered by family and friends as a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great-uncle and dear friend.
He missed the love of his life, Linda, to whom he was married twenty-five years. She has been passed away twenty-five years and now they are reunited forever. Mr. Altomare served his country in the U.S. Navy. He loved God and his family, had a passion for golf and other sports, mainly football and baseball. He was an avid Alabama football fan as well as a Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints fan. In baseball, he enjoyed following the Philadelphia Phillies. His music tastes ranged classical to old rock to Frank Sinatra. He liked classic cars, peaceful country surroundings, good seafood and “soul food,” and occasionally a good Cinnamon Whisky drink.
He is survived by his children Valarie Roberge and husband John, Joey Altomare and wife Katherine; grandchildren Mandy Jones, Ethan and Matthew Roberge and Presley Altomare; siblings John Altomare, Theresa McMullen, Joanne McGinnis, and Mike Altomare. Mr. Altomare is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends.
In addition to his precious wife Linda, he was preceded in death by his parents Adolph and Mary Altomare; sisters Pat Jones, Marie Lewocz and brother Joe Altomare.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com.
Val and Joey, I am so very sorry for your loss. Tony was such a good, kind, and all around great guy, an especially good friend. He will be greatly missed. Praying that God will extend His comforting grace to all of you.
Ruth GibsonMeridian, MS
Valerie, my prayers are with you and your family.
Sophia Myattmeridian, MS
My brother Jim expressed my feelings perfectly. My biggest memory is how Anthony (I never called him Tony) was always so quiet compared to the rest of the cousins.
Peggy Marino Woolford
Peg (Marino) WoolfordHaddon Township, NJ
Tony will be missed, a great neighbor and friend. Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ronnie & Margaret Ann KnightMeridian, MS
Although Cousin Tony lived so far away from Philly PA, it was always a warm and loving feeling on the occasions we saw him when he came home to us. As a young kid, all I could remember was how much he looked like my brother Joe. The Marino family gene, sure didn't lie. Please know, that although we are not together that often, you are always FAMILY to me and my brother and sisters. We are so sorry for your loss and love all of you until we all meet again.
Jim and Gerri Marino
Jim MarinoPhiladelphia, PA
You will be truly missed.You always had a smile on your face Everytime I seen you 😀♥️ Rest up peace.
Alice LopezHatbor, PA
Uncle Tony was a special person in our Family and we all loved him very much. He will certainly be missed. May he Rest In Peace now.
Cathy McLaughlinSewell, NJ
I love you Uncle Tony. I will always remember your smile and kindness. Rest in peace.
Marianne AltomarePhoenixville, PA
Our prayers are going up for your family. We will miss Tony but have this hope that one day a reunion will be made for those in Christ!
LouEllen & Bill HoffmanShubuta, MS
Thinking of the Altomare family during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Glenn KnightFrisco, TX
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Altomare family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS