Antonia Di Ponio
1928 - 2021
BORN
1928
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Forest Lawn - Covina Hills
21300 Via Verde Drive
Covina, CA
Aged 92, of Alta Loma, California, passed away peacefully on 8/2/2021, at San Antonio Hospital in Upland, California of natural causes. Antonia was born on 9/15/1928, in the small town in Central Italy to Angelo Pacitto and Maria (Lanni) Pacitto where she met her late husband, Nicola Di Ponio; they were wed on 2/15/1946. Antonia survived World War II and crossed the Atlantic with her small children in 1958 and settled in Southern California. Antonia was a devoted homemaker, and is survived by her six children - John, Michele, Josie, Rosie, Silvana, and Luisa along with two sisters Angela and Amelia. She was very proud of her large family of 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Nicola who passed in 2008. A viewing will be held on Sunday, 8/22/2021 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Forest Lawn, Covina Hills located at 21300 Via Verde Street, Covina, CA 91724; Catholic Mass will be held on Monday, 8/23/2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter and St. Paul Church located at 9135 Banyan Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737 followed by a burial at Forest Lawn.

Published by Daily Bulletin on Aug. 20, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
22
Viewing
2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Forest Lawn - Covina Hills
21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA
Aug
23
Service
10:00a.m.
St. Peter and St. Paul Church
9135 Banyan Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Hello Di Ponio family. Our condolences on your mom´s passing. She was the last of that generation we grew up with in the old Montebello neighborhood. Made me think of those early days. Your dad Nick digging what we all thought would be a swimming pool, only to find out it would be a wine cellar! Your mom and the rest of you arriving from Italy later. The photo was from my mom´s 80th birthday in 1994. Our dad was gone. There are four of us left; Ofelia, Mike, Bob and George. Time flies in retrospect. Best to you all from all of us, Bob Valdez [email protected]
Robert Valdez
August 21, 2021
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