Richard Joseph Ponzini, 90, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on January 18, 2022. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Richard served in the US Navy aboard the USS WASP during the Korean War. Following his service, he moved to Hazlet, NJ where he raised his family with his beloved wife Dorothy. During this time, he worked many successful years in the construction industry as a Foreman for US Homes before retiring.
Richard was well known for his love of cooking that brought 4 generations together around the family table. Always sharp as a tack, he excelled in his love for card games and chess. Most of all, he will always be remembered for his great sense of humor.
Richard was predeceased by his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Dorothy (Wager); his parents, Louis Ponzini and Louise (Caccholi) Burgess; and his brother, Eugene Ponzini. He is survived by his three loving daughters and their spouses, Diana and Michael Kenney, Judith and Albert Lovecky, and Ronda Fullam: Eight Grandchildren and their spouses, Michele and Frank Dougherty, Michael and Amy Kenney, Joshua Kenney, Albert Lovecky, April and Steve McPherson, Christina and Patrick Fullam-Wiles, Joanna and Michael Murphy, and John and Kristen Fullam. His legacy also includes 16 Great Grandchildren, Frank, Gabrielle, Abigail, Austin, Cameron, Luke, Christian, Elliotte, Avery, Michelle, Alexa, Shane, Athan, Caiden, Liberty and Liam. In addition, he also leaves behind his loving Sister-in-law, Frances; his nephew Jeffrey Wager, and his beloved niece, Lisa (Ponzini) Ferdine.
Visitation will be held on Sunday January 30, 2022 from 2pm until the Memorial Service at 4:30pm at Maxwell Funeral Home 160 Mathistown Road Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087. A graveside service will be on Wednesday February 2, 2022 at 1:30pm at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.
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