In memory of
James Pontrella Retired CPA, loving father, husband, and grandfather James Pontrella, 88, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2019. Born in Newark, N.J., James was a longtime resident of Belleville, N.J., before coming to Montville Township, N.J., 18 years ago. He earned his bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University in 1952. James married Anne "Nancy" (nee McLoughlin) in 1953, and the couple began a love affair that lasted 66 years until her passing on May 9, 2019. A certified public accountant, Mr. Pontrella was the owner and proprietor of James Pontrella Co., CPA in Bloomfield, N.J., for 36 years, retiring in 1988. James is survived by his sons, James Pontrella Jr. (Sharon), John Pontrella (Mary); his daughters, Mary Lansmann (Richard), Anne Soliman (Michael); five siblings, George Pontrella, Helen Pontrella, George Gugliotta (Marge), Helen Smith and James McLoughlin (Akiko); 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 13, 4 to 8 p.m. at S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service, 60 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha, N.J. 07034. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 14, 10 a.m., at St. Pius X R.C. Church, Montville. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum, East Hanover, N.J. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to Atlantic Hospice, 465 South Street, Suite 100B, Morristown, N.J. 07960.
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