Shirley M. Ponticelli
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Punta Gorda, FL - Shirley M. Ponticelli, 87, formerly of Amesbury, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. She was the daughter of Frank and Christie Stark.
Shirley moved to Punta Gorda in January of 1988. An active member of Sacred Heart Church in Punta Gorda, she was an Ecumenical Minister and member of the Arimatheans. She was also a volunteer at the Charlotte County Library and Bayfront Punta Gorda where she earned the title of Volunteer of the Quarter from the hospital for her dedication to serving others.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband and family, most memorably meeting the Pope John Paull II in Rome and experiencing her dream vacation on the Orient Express.
Shirley will be deeply missed by her husband of 60 years, Robert; daughter Christy (Teresa) M. Ponticelli: son, Robert (Linda) Ponticelli Jr.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Sacred Heart-Punta Gorda, St. Vincent de Paul-Punta Gorda, or St. Jude Children's Hospital. To express condolences to the family and share in celebrating her life, please visit and sign the online guestbook.
Published on September 21, 2019


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Patricia Marshall
Oct 29, 2019
I tried to get in touch with Shirley yesterday. Sent a email waiting for response. Decided today to look deeper and found her obituary. So sad and surprised. Our sincere sympathy.