Vera L. Ponti

Vera L. Ponti

07-23-1959 - 12-11-2020
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Vera L. Ponti
On Friday, December 11, 2020, Vera Ponti, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away unexpectedly at the age 61 in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Vera was born on July 23, 1959 in Queens, NY to Frank and Joan (McDonald) Rotter. She graduated from Mineola High School in Long Island, New York, Class of 1977.

She was employed as an assistant store manager for the last 5 years by Lakeshore Learning. For 22 years Vera was known as everyone's "second mom" as she took care of children in her home.
On June 20, 1981, she married Charles Ponti, Jr. They raised two daughters, Danielle and Nicole. Vera had a passion for crafting and a selfless commitment to sharing all of her talents with friends and family. She loved all things Disney, relaxing on the beach with a good book "working her tan", she enjoyed going on vacations to explore new places with her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Grammy always told her grandsons she "loved them to the moon and back" and they were "sunshine." She loved cooking meals with her daughters for her friends and family to enjoy.

Vera was preceded in death by her father, Frank, and her mother, Joan. She is survived by her husband Charles, her two children, Nicole Ponti, Rutherford, New Jersey; and Danielle Sweeney, her husband Michael Sweeney and their sons, Nathan and Grant, Buffalo, New York; brother Christopher Rotter, his wife, Sara Simmons, and niece Hadley Rotter, Miller Place, New York; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Ponti and Rosemary Hyland, Rutherford, New Jersey; and numerous cousins and friends.
Vera will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. The countless memories we all shared with her will live on in our memories forever.

Family will receive friends Sunday from 3pm to 7pm in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave, Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
Funeral will be held on Monday, December 14th, at 11am from the funeral home for 12pm Mass of Christian Liturgy in the Church of Saint Mary, Rutherford, followed by Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 13th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, December 13th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home
    19 Lincoln Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
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  • Service

    Monday, December 14th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, December 14th, 2020 12:00pm
    Church of Saint Mary
    91 Home Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
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    Friends attending funeral are asked to arrive in funeral home 11:00am.
  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    340 Ridge Road
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Veronica Dominguez

Posted at 08:49pm
Lakeshore will not be the same without Vera! I always enjoyed working with her and always sharing our crafting ideas/projects! I will truly miss you!!

Marissa Cannataro

Posted at 08:45pm
Just as trees stand in the sun to give shade to others, bear fruit for others to enjoy, Vera was always giving and kind. I will always remember her.
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marlene stabile

Posted at 07:53pm
Much sadness in our home today knowing our neighbor Vera has passed away. Our children grew up together and attended the same schools. She was kind and generous to all that had the pleasure of knowing her ;and she enjoyed the holidays and her home always reflected that joy. May we extend our thoughts and prayers to her family at this most difficult of times.
The Stabile Family.

Denise Mayer

Posted at 04:35pm
We are truly saddened to hear of Vera's passing. She watched our son Sean and took great care of him. She had a heart of gold. Sending you all love and prayers and may God comfort you during this difficult time. Vera will always hold a special place in our home and hearts. The Mayer Family

Ellen Boegel

Posted at 05:46am
Vera truly was a light to the world. She used her extraordinary energy and talents to bring joy to all who knew her.

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