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Gail A. Ponterio (Gregory)
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Obituary for Gail A. Ponterio (Gregory)

Gail Ann Ponterio (Gregory), age 75, of Shakopee, MN, entered eternal life on Friday, December 29, 2017, at her home.
Gail was born on September 18, 1942, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Del and Sadie (LaClair) Gregory. She was the wife of Dr. John Ponterio, and they were married on August 14, 1971, at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church in Marystown, MN.

Gail received her BA degree from the University of Minnesota, and started out working as a High School English teacher. Most of her time was spent assisting John at the dental office, where she helped with everything.

Gail enjoyed writing and reading poetry, hiking, fishing, biking, and being a home maker. She spent many hours doing volunteer work at the Women's State Prison, St. Francis Hospital, and Friendship Manor Nursing Home, all in Shakopee.

She had a very active and capable life in spite of a disability, and had an indomitable spirit, was a strong optimist, and a devoted wife.

Gail is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr. John Ponterio; brothers and sisters, Delwyn (Kathy) Gregory, Michele Gregory, Mark (Donna) Gregory, Heather (Steve) Snook, Kent (Lyn) Gregory; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Del and Sadie Gregory.

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Previous Events





4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379





10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Parish Center at the Church of St. Mark

350 South Atwood Street
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379





11:00 AM
Saints Joachim & Anne in the Church of St. Mark

350 South Atwood Street
Shakopee, MN 55379

Presiding is the Reverend Erik Lundgren. Honorary pallbearer is Nick Bieter. Serving as pallbearers are Del Gregory, Mark Gregory, Kent Gregory, Steve Snook, Tom Bieter, and Wade Gregory.

Cemetery Details


Catholic Cemetery

803 10th Avenue West
Shakopee , MN 55379

Memorial Contribution

National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota (NAMI)

800 Transfer Road
Suite 31
Saint Paul, MN 55114

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