O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Marie J. Pontaski

Marie J. Pontaski, 94, of Salamanca, NY died Sunday morning, September 9, 2018 at the Pines Health & Rehab Center, Olean, NY.

Born March 19, 1924 in Dubois, PA, she was the daughter of the late Martin J. and Mary M. Hoffman Wright. She was married June 20, 1942 in the former St. Patrick’s Church to Joseph T. Pontaski, who predeceased her on July 9, 1998.

She had been employed as a Bus Driver with the Salamanca Central School District for over 20 years, retiring in 1985.

Mrs. Pontaski was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish.

She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandsons and traveling with her late husband. She was an avid bowler and was in the Salamanca Bowling Hall of Fame.

Surviving are: a son-in-law, Edward J. Riley, Salamanca, NY; two grandsons, Mark Riley, Salamanca, NY, Joseph Riley, Shirley MA; two great-grandchildren, Camerie Riley, Broderick Riley both of Salamanca.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Lana Riley, six brothers, William Wright, Vincent Wright, Robert Wright, Francis Wright, Martin “Brick” Wright, and Bing Wright.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 4 – 7pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Peace Parish on Thursday at 10am with Rev. Mariusz Siehart, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.