Mary "Nite Cap Mary" Ponte
1935 - 2020

Mary Ponte "Nite Cap Mary"

1935 - 2020

Mary, also known as Nite Cap Mary, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, October 30th 2020 at the age of 85. Mary was born to Manuel and Mary Ponte, in Winton, Ca. Mary is survived by her two children, Stephen (Sue) and Kimberley, her six grandchildren, Diana (David), Jeramy, Jimmy (Isha), Jake, Jordan, and Justin (Joseline), and her great grandchildren Rylee and Thomas.

Mary was locally known for her success as a Saloon Owner, most famously for the Nite Cap, Riverside Lounge, and most recently The Old Adobe Bar and Grille. Mary began her career as a young cocktail waitress making $l/hour. She raised her family while pioneering a career as a bartender/ bar owner, positions predominantly held by men.

Mary was born into an immigrant farm family and was the youngest of seven children. She grew up working the farm with her family, and her highest level of education completed was the eighth grade. She was able to build a strong career, owning multiple successful businesses and making wise Real Estate investments.

Nite Cap Mary was loved by many, and she will be missed dearly. A celebration of life will be held at the Tulocay Funeral Home on Friday November 13th at 2:30pm. The family would like to extend the invitation to those who knew her to come celebrate the life of Mary Ponte.

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Published by Napa Valley Register on Nov. 10, 2020.
Celebration of Life
Tulocay Cemetery, Crematory & Mortuary
411 Coombsville Rd, Napa, CA 94559
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Tulocay Cemetery, Crematory & Mortuary
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Kim Callanan
November 25, 2020
Kim Callanan
November 25, 2020
I will miss you every day, I will think about you every hour, and I will honor your memory always and carry you with me forever. I love You my dear mother! You are at peace
Kim Callanan
November 25, 2020
A wonderful lady to work for as the Doorman when Caribou played there.
Glen Loban
November 22, 2020
She was my boss of our band Caribou for many years. We had so much fun. I will miss my friend.
John Woodside
November 18, 2020
Mary, You will be missed by many people. Rest in peace, my friend.
Robin Simmons
November 14, 2020
May your soul rest in peace Mary. God knows you need it.
Tim C.
November 13, 2020
Condolences to Mary's family during this difficult time. I worked for Mary at the Old Adobe where we became good friends. I will miss our fun talks! Rest in peace, my dear friend.
Gail Klein
November 13, 2020
R.i.p. Mary. You were my first pool league sponcer. At riverside. Those were good fun days. Thanks for all the good times. You are sorry for your loss Kim. God bless
Sue small
November 13, 2020
I use to work at basalt. On Fridays after work we would take our checks to the night cap. Mary cashed them we would have a couple pops our wife´s met us there. That´s when pay day was fun. It´s not like that any more. Thanks Mary. Condolences to the family. Mark Perez
Mark Perez
November 12, 2020
May you rest in peace Night Cap Mary !
Miss Terri
November 11, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Aunt Jenny and Uncle Bruce .
Jennifer Callanan-Bailey
November 11, 2020
Mary was always a Lady. Great sense of humor. She will be missed. RIP MARY
Patrick Lewis
November 11, 2020