• Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home
    Providence, RI
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
John B. Ponton Sr. 1944 - 2011
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Wednesday, April 04, 2012
One year since you are gone dear John, but your soul lives on in the hearts of your beloved ones.
Peaceful eternal rest to you my dear friend, free from pain and sorrows.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thinking of you, Dad, and missing you.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Dear John how I will forever hold you dear to my heart . And for your light will forever shine in mine.
Desiree'
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Ciao John !!! il tuo amico italiano ti vuole bene ! i'll miss you !!! :_(
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
it's such a nightmare to me, when I heard that you were gone.
and I still can not believe it if it was really happened to you Mr.john..
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
We were deeply saddened to read of John's passing away. Our deepest sympathy to all his family.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Lynn, family and Ann, please accept our prayers for your loss of John. We knew he had not been well, but did not realize how serious. We wish we could have seen you in person, put we could not get out of work in time to make the calling hours and Saturday had an appointment to help Linda Cabral (Cannulla) she lost her husband in January. You all are in our prayers, God Bless. Bob & Candy Yates
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Lynn, Jarrod and Josh, On behalf of my family we offer our most sincere thoughts and prayers. I have nothing but fond memories of your dad. Our best to you in this time.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Very sorry for your loss. Great guy.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Lynn, Jarrod and Josh, We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Always keep his fun-loving memories in your hearts!
Liz and Ed Lanni
Saturday, April 09, 2011
John, Michelle & Nicole,

Extending my sincere and deep sympathy
upon the recent loss of your father.
My thoughts are with you during this sad time.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Lynn & family. Sending all my love and prays your way.
Deanna weinstein
Saturday, April 09, 2011
As I read Nicole's tribute to you I could see what a great role model you were for her as she grew to be an adult. She has taken what you gave her and incorporated that in her own life, almost taking over where you left off. She is my dear daughter-in-law and a wonderful mother to my grandchildren.I could not help but sob through her tribute just to know more about her and her Dad. My son was blessed the day he married Nicole. May you rest in peace in the arms of an Angel.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
THE MIZPAH BUTTERFLY BLESSING:
The Mizpah Blessing offers the hope of reunion with the person who dies: "May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another." The butterfly is the sign of new life, representing death as a transformation, not a finality.
With sympathy to the Ponton family.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Lynn & family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, John was the life of the Ponton
family.We all will miss him,but I'm sure he is in a happy place with his parents and friends.
Cousin Gloria and Dick Duquette & family.
Friday, April 08, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Ponton family. John and I became great friends while playing games online. John, your love of Country & Western made me crazy, but didn't keep you from sending me links for these songs. The weekly discussion on politics and sports were sometimes heated. All in all, you said I kept your mind active, and you certainly did the same for me, and we always ended our conversations with a laugh. You also shared your love of food and family with me. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself. I already miss you.
Friday, April 08, 2011
lynn & familyI'm so sorry to hear of john passing. he was a great guy
Friday, April 08, 2011
Dear Lynn & Family,
So very sorry to read that John has left this earth, our sympathy & prayers go out to all of you,
Blessings, Elaine & Jim Hodgson
Friday, April 08, 2011
Our Deepest Sympathy to The Ponton Family. Betty from the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center
Friday, April 08, 2011
Dear Lynn and Family,
It is with sadness that we read about John leaving this earth, we always had a fondness for you,John and your children.Jim especially enjoyed going to the office and helping you out with computer problems. John will be sadly missed by many. Elaine & Jim Hodgson
Friday, April 08, 2011
I'm not ready to say goodbye, Dad, but all my memories keep you with me. Like I told Justin, you live in all our hearts now. I remember loving to watch you work, and loved when I got to help hand you your tools. It seemed like there was nothing that you could not do.I remember going on your delivery routes, too, and meeting your favorite customers. You loved hearing their stories, and I loved hearing yours. I remember nights of games: Uno, Parchessi, Sorry, trivial pursuit when we got older. I remember listening to the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, the "talking Guitar." I remember you made me a tape of Kenny Rogers that I listened to over and over. I remember you dragging us to see Star Wars and I was convinced I would hate it. Of course, you were right once again- I loved it.I I remember sitting on top of the motor home that you had parked for us to view the meteor shower. I had never seen so many shooting stars. I remember how much you loved taking us to see fireworks, and shooting them off yourself, too. Summer was pools, beaches, hiking, fireworks, softball. Winter was sledding, snow forts, snow men, snowball fights, ice skating with hot chocolate. Dinner was not complete without a pitcher of Girard Spring Water. Food was always an event...mouth-watering, spicy, savory and delicious. You taught us to appreciate details....whether it was food, music, art, nature, work....you took the time to do things right and expected the same from us. I remember learning to ride a two wheeler and begging you not to let go. I couldn't decide whether to be excited or mad when I figured out you did let me go. Excitement won out with your proud encouragement. That's one of the tricks of being a parent, knowing when to hold on and when to let go. You got it right. I love you, Dad.~ Nikki
Friday, April 08, 2011
You will be missed, may you rest in peace.
Friday, April 08, 2011
our deepest sympathy to John's family. John and I grew up together in the 1950s and were always good friends.
Bob Hadley
Bogue Chitto , Mississippi
Friday, April 08, 2011
Please accept my deepest sympathy. May God bless you all during this time of sorrow.
Friday, April 08, 2011
My sympathies to the Ponton Family.
Friday, April 08, 2011
I amm so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. He always brought a smile to my office and made my staff laugh. My thoughs and prayers are with you and your family.
Friday, April 08, 2011
My sincere condolences to all the family of John. I lived on Roosevelt Avenue in Lincoln and grew-up with John and Bobby Hadley. The three of us had many great days together. After High School school did not see John again until just a few years ago. I will miss him....our prayers are with the family.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Dear Ponton Family, so sorry to hear that John passed, our condolences to all the family.
As young boys, Johnny, Bobby, Johnny W. and myself, Danny, always hung together. We were buddies. We would meet at the "V" in the road at the big maple. Yes, we carved our initials in the bark, talked about what we were to do for the day and more. This went on for many a year and of course when we got older we put away those childish things and went our separate ways. I have good memories.
May the God of Hope comfort you in this time of need. Danny Wright
Thursday, April 07, 2011
To John's family. I've known John all my life. A nicer person you would never meet. He made many life long friends. My sympathies go out the Ponton family.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Michelle, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. May he rest in peace.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Lynn and family,
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences on John's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. John is now your own personal angel watching over you always. May God keep you in His care. Love you..xo
Thursday, April 07, 2011
John must be very proud of his legacy -- five great kids.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
All of Johns' family;We will never forget our fun times camping, and at family functions. His laughter and sense of humor will always be remembered. May God show you comfort and His love.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Nicole,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
All our condolences from Gene & Yoon Carignan
Thursday, April 07, 2011
The Ponton Family,

Very sorry for your loss.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Lynn & Family,
Our Deepest Sympathy, We will always remember all the Laughs, Stories, & Great Meals we had with You, John and the kids throughout Our Camping Years. Our Love to All,
Thursday, April 07, 2011
John and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories you have shared with him.

Mary Hughes
(Woodlawn)
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Dad,
Thanks for always being there for me throughout my life. You taught me things that I can pass on to many generations. Your teachings will live on in me forever. Anyone that knew you knew how big your heart was. You could make the worst person feel good about themselves. You were more than just a dad. You were my best friend. Calling you everyday to make sure you were ok and stopping by after work to make sure you were ok was the least I could do for the man that sacrificed so much to make sure I had all the opportunities he never had. I love you dad. Your gone but will never be forgotten.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Dearest Jarrod and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I wish that I had the privilege of getting to know him. May you always remember the happy times that you shared with him and remember that he will always be by your side.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Lynn & Family,
Carl and I send our deepest sympathy to you all. John was a great man who always brought laughter into the room. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Forever in my heart, so miss you !
your angel
Thursday, April 07, 2011
John, Michelle, and Nicole,
So sorry to hear about your Dad, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Love,
Cousin Lori & Family
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Lynn, Jarrod and Josh,

Thinking of you... and grateful for all the time that I got to spend with your wonderful family over the years.

Love,
Trish
Thursday, April 07, 2011
To all the Ponton family I am so sorry at the lose of John, I was just with him a few weeks ago and was sharked to hear that he had passed away. John was a good man that loved his family very much. He will be truly missed.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Nicole,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
michelle i am so sorry for your loss. i'll always remember the softball games at vets park. ron rainone jupiter fl.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
I am very sorry for your great loss Marty Flamer Capitol Wallpaper
Thursday, April 07, 2011
My deepest sympathies to the Ponton family in the loss of a truly great man. I smile thinking of his contagious laugh and will always have fond memories of him as my Fairlawn girls softball coach and the AWESOME pool parties that he and Lynn would host after the games.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Lynn & family,We are so sorry to hear of Jon's passing,please accept our deepest sympathies.

Fred & Ann Scuncio
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Jarrod, we are so sorry to hear about your dad.May all of your memories give you comfort during this difficult time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Al and Sue Mandarelli
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
To Johns family. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy. From the time we met at Lincoln Jr. High, he was always there with a smile and and good wishes for all he met. A true gentleman. I will miss my farmville pal.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Thank you for your service to the United States in the Vietnam War. SEMPER PARATUS
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Our deepest sympathy Jarrod to you and your family at this very sad time
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Dear Nikki, Michelle and Johnny,

I loved spending time with your dad. He always made even the simplest things into an adventure. He was the dad that everyone wants- coached our teams, threw us into pools, had great taste in music, was an awesome cook...so many memories.

I love you guys,

Trish
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Forever in my heart
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Lynn and family...we are so sorry to hear of Jon's passing.Its so hard to lose the ones we love.I hope that time heals your pain.keep the door to his life open and cherish your memories.
Love to all,Holly and Randy
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
My favorite son-in-law. Oh, the crazy times we had in the kitchen, the Motor Home, The beach. Jim and I send our prayers to Lynn, Jarrod, Joshua, John, Michelle and Nicole. Love, Mom, (Gramma Bonney and Grandpa Jim)
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. John was always fun to be around and I prayer God provides you with extra comfort during this difficult time.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
We will always smile when remembering John because the memories we keep him in are filled with laughter. We're grateful that his beautiful spirit will continue to shine, through the children and grandchildren he loved.
Our prayers are with you all,
The Smiths
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the family. John will be missed, there are so many memories of shared happy times with him. He loved his family and extended family of cousins. I will always hear his laughter and remember his smile. With love, Adrienne
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
We would like to offer our sympathy to the family. John will be missed, the many memories and laughs we had will last forever.

Karen & Carl Capracotta
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Lynn, Josh & Jarrod,
Joe and I are so sorry to hear about John. We know how much he loved his family and how much he will be missed. We will never forget our outings out with your family in the RV and the many nights we spent cheering at the hockey games. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
The Doran family send it's deepest sympathy to your family during this difficult time. We will always remember the good times we shared.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
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