SHIRLEY- Suzanne Claire (Larson) Ponkala, 64, passed away February 13, 2013 with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 22, 1949, in Greenville, a daughter of John L. and Caroline (Diehl) Larson.\n\nSuzanne graduated from Greenville High School, class of 1967. She then went on to NMVTI where she met her devoted husband, John. They celebrated 41 years of marriage in August 2012. Suzanne was a manager at McDonald's for 17 years.\n\nSuzanne's favorite past time was spending time with her family. They enjoyed many Disney vacations in Florida and the annual camping trip to the Lobster Festival in Rockland. Her "pride and joy" was her grandson, John Thomas who lovingly called her "Meme", and spending time with him was one of her greatest pleasures.\n\nShe is survived by her husband, John of Shirley; three daughters, Erica Bary and husband, Frank of Pittsfield, Heather Holmes and husband, Nathan of Hudson, and Laura Witherly and husband, Jason of Glenburn; one grandson, John Thomas; a sister, Linda Carpenter and husband, Wayne of Greenville; and a brother, John Larson and wife, Judy of Winslow; as well as many nieces, nephews, and special friends. \n\nShe was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Caroline.\n\nFriends and family may visit from 6 to 8 PM Monday, February 18, 2013, at the Greenville Chapel of Crosby & Neal, located at the Masonic building on Pritham Avenue, where a celebration of Suzanne's life will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, February 19th, with Pastor Marilyn Rohdin officiating. \n\nSpring burial will be at the Lake Road Cemetery in Monson.