Winnie (Ryan) Altomare, age 78, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 after a short illness. Retired as a paralegal from Hawkins and Norris in Des Moines, IA. Member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Winnie was president of Iowa Chapter of the League Of Women Voters and chapter president of the Iowa Association of Legal Assistants (IALA). She was also president of the Hilary Rodham Clinton Fan Club, Iowa Chapter, a supporter of WOSU as well as an advocate for literacy. Preceded in death by her husband, John and her son, Kevin. Survived by her children, Kathleen (Thomas) Cunningham, John Jr. (Debi) Altomare, Brenda Altomare and Meaghan (Pearce) Eckert; grandchildren, Erin, Dan, JJ, Kevin and Angela; great-grandchildren, John John and Keegan. Friends may visit Tuesday, May 15th from 6-8 p.m. at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16th at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church 313 North State Street, Westerville. Fr. David E. Gwinner celebrant. Private interment.
Sheila (Pyle) Sargent - May 22, 2012
Meaghan- I read in the DM paper about the loss of your mother. I had so many fun memories of her as we’d spend our summers in your pool and drive her nuts hanging around your house.
Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Sheila (Pyle) Sargent
Mary and Don - May 15, 2012
Tom, Kathy, Erin, Dan, and the Altomare family,
So sorry for your loss. Moms are special people. We will keep you all in our prayers that you find peace in your heart and soul. Pretty sure Winnie had a whole party of people to greet her in Heaven! Love, Mary, Don, Keri, and Jon
Rob and Michelle Danner - May 14, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Winnie will always have a special place in our hearts as our first babysitter for Chloe. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Christy Crase - May 14, 2012
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart and my prayers are with you all.
Theresa Veith - May 14, 2012
To the Altomare Family – I am deeply sorry for your loss. Winnie was a beautiful,wonderful women. I really enjoyed seeing her when she came in to the office for appointments. She always looked so nice & made all of us laugh. May god give all of you strength during this difficult time. Meaghan, since I know you so well, I am sending you a big hug & Pearce too, & hope you know we are all here for you if you need anything.
Theresa (from Dr.Mcclure’s office)