Teresa K. Ponz

February 13, 1924July 7, 2018

Teresa Kathryn Giglio Ponz passed away on July 7, 2018. She was 94 years old. Teresa was born in Hornell, NY on February 13, 1924 to John and Bambina Giglio. She was preceded in death by her husband John and her eleven brothers and sisters.

Teresa was married to John Ponz on November 21, 1942 and they had two daughters, Teresa Sanders and Lynda Papale.

Teresa enjoyed crocheting and volunteered thousands of hours making baby blankets and sweaters for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. She also enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends, going to the Mandarin Senior Center, watching game shows, and making Italian favorites like her pizzelle cookies.

Teresa is survived by her daughters Teresa (James) Sanders and Lynda (Arthur) Papale, five grandchildren, Jonathan, Jolene, and James Sanders, and Jordan and Jarron Papale, and four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Autumn, Lourson, and Jaxon.

She will be laid to rest with her husband John at Mount St. Peter’s Cemetery in Derby, CT.


Teresa K. Ponz

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sharon (Giglio) Haley

July 31, 2018

So sorry to hear of Aunt Teresa's death. My confirmation name is Teresa for my favorite Saint and favorite Aunt. So many memories of times spent at Uncle John and Aunt Teresa's home and with my 2 cousins. The surprise in the cake or pancakes and being Queen for a day. The wonderful chicken in the rotisserie oven. My trip to Florida years ago with my Father and picking up Aunt Teresa to spend time with us, playing cards with her and laughing. I was blessed to have her call me a few times last year and sharing some of these times with her. I loved to hear her voice and it was so precious to me. Prayers and thoughts go out to you all. My Father loved her so very much and when I called to tell her of his passing, she told me loved him very much also. You where so blessed to have had this lovely beautiful Lady for so long in you lives. I am sure you will treasure many memories of having such special parents who loved you very much. God bless you all. Love, Peace and Joy in the Lord. Always, your cousin Sharon.