Gloria W (Ponton) Petri died on December 4, 2022 at age 98. Gloria was the wife of the late Dr. Harry "Pete" Petri and daughter of the late Thomas and Winifred Ponton.
Ahead of her time, she was a successful business owner of NewArt in Warwick, Rhode Island and several race horses at Rockingham Park and Suffolk Downs. Her love of decorating, fashion, jewelry, travel and entertaining inspired the next generation in her extended family. Upon her early retirement, she met and married Pete and resided in Cranston, RI, adding a new shared interest of boating into their blended lives. They relocated to Arizona to enjoy year- round sun and warm weather.
She is survived by her two youngest siblings, sisters, Joan Horner, Suzanne Fredericks in Arizona, and sister- in- law, Norma Ponton in California as well as her nieces and nephews: Marie, Michelle, Lynn, Joy, Ann, Linda, Laurie, Nancy, Bert, Bill, Bryan, Marty, John, Tommy, and Jimmy. Her brother Tom Ponton and sister Elaine Fiorenzano, predeceased her.
Burial will be private at Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery in North Kingston, RI.
The family in lieu of flowers would welcome a celebratory toast to a life well lived