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Ponzo, John T.
John Thomas Ponzo, age 98, of Fairfield, the loving husband of the late Lillian Cubelli Ponzo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Gasper and Anna Ponzo, John served as Chief Pharmacist's Mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II attached to the submarine fleet in the Pacific Theatre. He subsequently attended New York University and Manhattan College.
John moved to Fairfield in 1947 and began his business, Federal Fabrics, in Bridgeport which he operated for many years. He was an avid boater and was a longtime member of Fitness 4000 in Bridgeport. John was also a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Assumption Church.
In his later life, John was a resident of the Watermark 3030 Park.
John is survived by his devoted daughter, Catherine Ann Vitrella and her husband, Thomas Benvenuto of Norwalk; two cherished grandsons, David of Houston, TX and John of Jacksonville, FL and six great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. directly at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Fairfield. A Military Honor presentation will take place immediately following the service. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.

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Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 1, 2016
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