September 22, 1936 – April 30, 2023 (age 86)
New Windsor, NY
Carl Albert Ponesse, affectionately known to his family and friends as Butch, of New Windsor, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 30, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was 86.
The son of the late Thomas and Nancy (Alfano) Ponesse, he was born in Newburgh. Carl was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and Orange County Community College. He married his beloved wife Joan H. Gnida Ponesse in April 1965, who predeceased him in January 2020.
Carl served in the U.S. National Guard before entering a career in sales working for three decades with Colony Liquor in Kingston, N.Y. Carl and his wife were also successful landlords for over thirty years while also venturing into real estate.
Carl is survived by his loving son Carl J. Ponesse and his wife Jeannette Kennedy-Ponesse of New Windsor; His sister, Frieda Formato of New Windsor; His brother, Robert Ponesse of New Windsor; 30 nieces and nephews whom he cherished, most notably Steven Ponesse of New Windsor; and many loving friends.
He was predeceased by his sisters Thomasina and her husband Frank Tangredi, Virginia and her husband Anthony Martini, and Genevieve and her husband Bill Marotta; his brothers Louis and his wife Linda and Thomas L. Jr. and his wife Rose; his in-laws Anthony Formato and Margaret Ponesse, MaryAnne and Frank Fabiano and nephews Thomas L. Ponesse and Joseph Marotta.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 145 Benkard Avenue, Newburgh, NY. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.