Theresa Joan (Bushika) Pontier, 106 of North Adams, MA died Saturday July 2, 2022 at North Adams Commons.
She was born in North Adams, MA on May 31, 1916, a daughter of Frank Bushika Sr. and Maria (Carbone) Bushika. She attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School.
She was employed by the former Sprague Electric Co. for many years until her retirement. She was a communicant of the former St. Anthony of Padua Church. Theresa loved gardening and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was the widow of Amedeo Victor Pontier who died on May 29, 1979. They were married on May 5, 1956. Survivors include one son- Peter A. (Glenda) Pontier of North Adams, MA and one daughter- Lyn Fox (Gary) Dow of North Adams, MA. She also leaves four grandchildren- Kellie Dubie and David Fox of North Adams, MA; Todd Uchman of Adams, MA; and Beth Uchman of Mashpee, MA; two great grandchildren- Ryan Dubie and Laura Uchman; one sister- Joan Cellana of North Adams and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her daughter- Gayle Uchman and her brothers and sisters including-Kathryn Bushika, Mary Messier, Frances “Cheena” Bushika, Josephine Campedelli, Frank Bushika, Joseph Bushika, Victor Bushika and George Bushika.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Theresa Pontier will be celebrated Friday July 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. A calling hour at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS- CENTRAL CHAPEL will be held Friday morning FROM 9:30 TO 10:30 AM. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.