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Mr. Christopher Pongratz

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“To the Entire Pongratz Family:It is great sadness we learned of "Bandi's" passing. Although our families have not stayed in close touch, all of us...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Dano - Whitman, MA

“Jean,Our prayers go out to you and your family at this time of great loss.We were pleased and honored to have known Chris all through the years.For...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Phil & Christine Gendron - MA

“To my big sister Jean, I have always looked up to you. With Sympathy to you and family. Hugs and love, "Uncle Bill" Curry ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: William Francis Curry III - CA

“We offer our deepest sympathy to the entire Pongratz family on their loss. Bandi will surely be missed by all those everywhere who have been...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Erek Smith, Florine Smith - MA

“Dear Jean and Family, Your big, wonderful family has been an inspiration to so many. Chris was so proud of all of you and beamed with pride and joy...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Cliff and Lorraine Gaysunas - MA

“To George, Chris and your extended Family,Diane and I send deep, heart-felt sympathy on the passing of your father. Mine is also suffering from...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Hallett - Hanover, MA

“We send our deepest condolences to your entire family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Amy and TJ...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Amy Horton Ahern - Peabody, MA

“My heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences to the entire Pongratz family. Mr. Pongratz will truly be missed. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: John Fogg - Hanover, MA

“George and family, thinking of you all during this difficult time. Rest in peace. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Trisha Bevilacqua - Nashua, NH


Mr. Christopher Pongratz, 82 of Hanover died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. The son of the late Simon and Anna Pongratz, he was born in Hungary on January 4, 1927. He was raised and educated in Hungary and moved to the US in 1956. Mr. Pongratz was a member of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters and was Knighted in Budapest in 2004 for his role in the Hungarian Revolution. He was the owner of Pongratz Brother's Appliance Repair. He is survived by his wife Jean M. (Curry) Pongratz, 2 sons, Christopher S. Pongratz and George S. Pongratz of Hanover, 3 daughters, Aniko M. Pongratz of Raymond ME, Kristina M. Hurley of Hanover and Rebecca P. Schwarz of Hanover, 3 brothers, Edmund and Balint Pongratz both of Hanover and Andrew Pongratz of Phoenix AZ, 1 sister, Maria Festa of Pembroke and 13 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Simon, Anna, Erno and Gergely. Funeral Mass on Monday at 10 AM in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St., Rte 139 in Hanover. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Rte 53 in HANOVER on Sunday from 1-5 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472.

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