Joseph M. Pontoriero, of Greenwich, CT passed away June 16, 2021, at age 81. Joe was born December 13, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey to Michael and Lucia Pontoriero.
He was the owner of Worth Construction, which he founded in Bethel Connecticut in 1978.
His great love of cars began as a young man and continued throughout his life with his extensive collection of sports cars. He spent a number of years racing Ferraris on tracks all over North America.
His passion for travel took him to many wonderful places but the two that were most dear to his heart were Anguilla and Italy.
An avid sports fan who loved to watch football and boxing, he especially loved to be in attendance at his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Mary, and cherished children, Michelle Desrosier, Deborah Peeler (David) and Michael Pontoriero (Jodi), and adoring grandchildren, Brian Desrosier (Kelly), Nicole Desrosier, Mac Peeler, Brooke Peeler, Ian Peeler, Jagger Pontoriero, Brenden Pontoriero and Alexa Pontoriero.
He is also survived by dear step children, Carmen Florio and Mark Florio and sisters, Cathy Terrone and Gloria Rieci.
To honor Joe’s life, family and friends will gather on Wednesday, June 23 between the hours of 3:00-7:00pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, located at 134 Hamilton Ave, Greenwich, CT Tel. 203-869-5968.
The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, June 24 at 11:00am at St. Michael’s Church followed by private committal. Memorial donations can be sent to The Bendheim Cancer Center Greenwich.