Date of Death: December 1, 2019

Service Details

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with the Rosary to follow at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Hohner Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will held at 11:00 a.m.  on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church of Three Rivers with Fr. Mathias as celebrant.


Obituary Notice

Jeanette Louise (Careggio) DalPonte, 88, of Three Rivers passed away on December 1, 2019 at Three Rivers Health.  She was born on July 3, 1931 in Three Rivers, Michigan the daughter of Paul and Irene (Boggio) Careggio.

She graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1948.  She then attended Medical Secretary School in Elkhart Indiana and began working at the Three Rivers Medical Clinic.

Her family was the most important thing in her life.  Born out of her first marriage to Wilbur (Bill) Stutesman were three children, Thomas Stutesman, Michelle Stutesman and Paul Stutesman.  On August 19, 1967 she was united in marriage to James DalPonte and became the mother to his children Mark DalPonte, James (Scott) DalPonte and Jon DalPonte.  She was able to blend the two families into one.  Later, when Michelle suffered from medical issues, she raised her grandson Nicholas Grant as her own.  She was known by many names, to her family she was Jeannette, to her children mom, to her friends she was Gigi and to her grandchildren she was Nana.

She was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Three Rivers and a strong supporter of the Immaculate Conception School where she sent all 6 of her children.  She and Jimmy worked hard on the building of the new school on Douglas Avenue.

She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Irene (Boggio) Careggio, her eldest son Thomas Stutesman and her daughter Michelle (Stutesman) Grant.  She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James DalPonte, her sister Paula (Rick) Zemke, her children Mark (Patty) DalPonte, James Scott (Carmen) DalPonte, Jon (Cindy) DalPonte and Paul (Constance) Stutesman.  She also was the Grandmother of eight and numerous great grandchildren.

Additional Information

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Immaculate Conception School.  Envelopes available at the funeral home or church.

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  1. Kind regards and sympathy to Jim and to the DalPonte and Careggio families, both well-known and highly regarded family names in T.R. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Buck & Marlene Roberts

  2. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a great family friend as well as a great mother & wife to Mr DalPonte as well ( who also worked with my father)

    I will ALWAYS remember the great times are families spent together whether it was dinners or family vacations together

    Mrs. DalPonte will truly be missed by all

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your families ?

    With love,
    Gail Boughton Brady

  3. Jimmy and Jeanette were life long friends of Joe and Myself. Many long visits and conversations about our children and grandchildren. We also enjoyed fun times in South Haven. She will be missed by so many of us. My condolences to Jimmy and her family. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Death ends a life; Not a relationship.” Waneta Truckey

  4. Gigi was my best friend and the most wonderful wife, mother, aunt and grandmother anyone could ask for. I will miss her everyday. My only solace is she is with her family in heaven now and no longer suffering. She was my Aunt Gigi, my best friend and confidant. RIP Gigi, I love you.
    Nona Jeanette (Graham) Doll. Her only Niece.

  5. I’ve known Jeanette my whole life since she and my mom, Dolly Ann Boggio grew up together in Three Rivers not only as classmates but as cousins. These last few year when we were in town and would visit she enjoyed looking through her old high school yearbooks and reminiscing about the old days. She had a great memory when retelling the stories of all the old antics her classmates had gotten into back then. We had some good laughs and I’ll always remember the good times with her.

  6. God Bless you and yours Jimmy, Your dedication to God & family is the best example of your faith. May you find comfort and love in those who surround you. May you find peace in knowing that Jeanette is in heaven. Thank you both for all you have done for faith, friends & family. Along with significant contributions to the Three Rivers community. May she Rest In Peace.

  7. Our prayers surround Jim, his entire family and all the friends that knew Jeanette. I knew her for many, many years. I enjoyed going over to their house and giving her massages when she was not feeling well. I loved her smile and her spirit. Rest in peace now Jeanette. To Jim, my friend, I pray for you especially and hold you dear in my heart.
    Judy Gilchrist-Mohney from Stayton, Oregon.

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