George Joseph Gonce, Sr.

Born: Fri., Mar. 4, 1927
Died: Sun., Jun. 17, 2018


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 20, 2018
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 21, 2018
Location: Gonce Funeral Service

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Fri., Jun. 22, 2018
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Fri., Jun. 22, 2018
Location: St. Jane Frances Church

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Gonce, George J. Sr.
    On June 17, 2018, George J. Gonce Sr. passed away at age 91. A US Navy WW II Veteran, and devout Catholic, Mr. Gonce was a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, and 50 year member of St. Jane Frances Church. Mr. Gonce had a long list of accomplishments in his beloved profession of Funeral Service. He was the founder of Gonce Funeral Homes in Brooklyn and Riviera Beach, past president of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association, past president of the National Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, and served as Secretary of the Maryland State Board of Morticians for over a decade. He also traveled the world with his wife, Marguerite.
    Mr. Gonce was the beloved husband of 73 years to Marguerite Gonce (nee Mortillaro); devoted father of George J. Gonce, Jr. and his wife Chickey, Donna Znamirowski and her husband Jerome, Richard Gonce and his wife Elaine, Beverly Gonce, Gregory Gonce, Mark Gonce and his wife Laurie; loving grandfather of Jerry and wife Chanessa, Gina, Eric, Lance, Heather and wife Mandy, Adam and wife Jessica, Emily, Brad, Sabrina, Kara and Ricky. He was also blessed with great granddaughters Violet, Lily and Ava.
     Friends may visit GONCE FUNERAL SERVICE P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway on Wednesday and Thursday 3 to 7pm. Further visiting will be held at GREGORY J. GONCE FUNERAL HOME on Friday 10am to 11:15. The funeral procession will leave at 11:30 am to St. Jane Frances Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. His entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the ALS DC/MD/VA Chapter, 30 West Gude Drive, Suite 150, Rockville, Md. 20850.

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patricia henderson
   Posted Mon June 18, 2018
So sorry for the loss of Mr.George Gonce, he was a true friend to those he know. My sympathies to his wife, Margarita and his family. He will be missed by all of us at Mike's Pharmacy.

Karen Walsh
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
Deepest sympathy, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the Gonce family. Mr. George will be remembered fondly by many.

Shirley Smith Quaskey
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
Was very sorry to hear about George's death. I have many happy memories
from my childhood next door to the funeral home from when the funeral home
was first opened and George rushed to bury my grandfather before his grand
opening. Memories of babysitting for them after George Jr was born and times
when our families would get together in the evening for snowballs and conversation. God's peace and comfort is my wish for the family

Laura Ireland-Larracuente
   Posted Fri June 22, 2018
Logan, Locklan and I are so deeply saddened to hear about Mr. Gonce's passing !! He was a great man, with a great family, both of which have an amazing amount of compassion for others !! Your family's compassion for the families that have lost loved ones is unmeasurable !!! I pray that your family is feeling that love and compassion coming back a million times in this time of your deep sorrow !!! Your community loves you and and is grieving with you with such an immense loss !!!

My boys and I love you all for welcoming us into your beautiful home and allowing us to share in your birthday party every Halloween that I could get my boys back home to Pasadena !!

If there is ANYTHING I can do PLEASE feel free to contact me !!!

Mark Schultz
   Posted Thu June 28, 2018
So sorry to hear of Mr. George's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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