John B. Ponton Sr.

June 6, 1944April 4, 2011

John B. Ponton Sr., 66, of Smithfield Avenue, Lincoln, passed away April 4, 2011 at Miriam Hospital.

Born in North Providence, he was the son of the late Armand and Florence (D’Ammassa) Ponton, and had been the husband of Lynn (Johnson) Ponton for 32 years.

Mr. Ponton was the owner & operator of Girard Spring Water and had served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He was a Past Master of the Barney Merry Masonic Lodge and enjoyed coaching various youth sports.

Besides his wife, he leaves his children, John B. Jr., Jarrod A. and Joshua D. Ponton, Michelle L. Monahan and Nicole M. Crossett; his sister, Ann-Marie Pace; and 9 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, 4-7 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 9:30 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or To express your condolences through our online guest book, visit


  • Visitation Friday, April 8, 2011
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 9, 2011

John B. Ponton Sr.

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April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012


April 4, 2012

One year since you are gone dear John, but your soul lives on in the hearts of your beloved ones.
Peaceful eternal rest to you my dear friend, free from pain and sorrows.

March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012


March 26, 2012

Thinking of you, Dad, and missing you.

desiree merrick

November 9, 2011

Dear John how I will forever hold you dear to my heart . And for your light will forever shine in mine.

Roberto Polistina

April 16, 2011

Ciao John !!! il tuo amico italiano ti vuole bene ! i'll miss you !!! :_(

adhi nugroho

April 13, 2011

it's such a nightmare to me, when I heard that you were gone.
and I still can not believe it if it was really happened to you Mr.john..

claudia and gordon carr

April 13, 2011

We were deeply saddened to read of John's passing away. Our deepest sympathy to all his family.