Ida Ronan

May 30, 1919September 3, 2018

Gaetana Ronan “Ida” (nee Ponticello) of Easton, PA, formerly of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully on Monday September 3, 2018. A visitation will be held at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Friday September 7,2018 from 9-12noon, with a prayer service at noon. The interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery N. Arlington, NJ. Ida was born in Newark, NJ in 1919 to Matteo and Josephine Ponticello. Ida was employed by the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, NJ, for many years before her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, playing bingo, cards and going to the casinos. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas J. Ronan and her 12 siblings. She survived by her devoted children Thomas and his wife Marie Ronan, Robert and his wife Helen Ronan, David Ronan and Eileen and her husband Michael D’Egidio and loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. At the family’s request please omit flowers.


  • Visitation Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Prayer Service Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, September 7, 2018

Ida Ronan

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Jamie Dougherty

September 5, 2018

There are no words to describe the measure of this loss to our family. Grandma Ida has been at the center of our family for as far back as my memories go. To speak of just a few memories I would be remiss if omitted our weekly Macaroni Sunday dinners, Christmas mornings, watching her outdance us all at every wedding /special family get together, her amazing stories from back in the day, the way she absolutely adored each and every one of her great grandchildren and wasn’t afraid to join right in with their playtime!
(see pic-she was close to 90)! She was our everything and will remain forever in our hearts.. Until we meet again Grandma Ida, I will love you forever and then some..

Your Eldest Granddaughter,

Jamie <3