Angeline Dorothy Esposito, 96, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013. Born February 4, 1916, she was the eldest daughter of Siggismondo and Pasqualina Ranieri and sister of Filomena Skowronski, Adelina Provenzano, and Pasqualina Pease, all deceased.
Angeline was a lifelong resident of the Princeton-Lawrenceville area.
She married Joseph A. Esposito (deceased 2006) in 1934. Surviving are eight devoted children; Robert, Patricia Sohn, Marilyn Dinicola, Joseph, Catherine Dress, Diane Jacobs, David and Thomas, 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Angeline attended Nassau Street Elementary School in Princeton and worked as a seamstress for several years before turning full time to raising her children with her loving husband, Joseph, who operated a service station in Princeton with his brother Vincent J. (Jim) Esposito for over 50 years. She was most proud of the fact that, despite having only an elementary school education, she was able to see all her children graduate from college, enjoy successful careers and raise families of their own.
She enjoyed cooking and entertaining, sewing and spending time with her children and their families. She was also an accomplished gardener, and was proud of the numerous flowerbeds, shrubbery and plantings that surrounded her home in Lawrenceville. Her gardens were featured in an article in the Lawrence Ledger in the early 1980’s.
For the past 9 years, Angeline resided in Longmeadow, MA. Her daughter Catherine lived nearby and oversaw her mother’s care. For the past 2 ½ years, she was a resident of the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow, MA, where she received excellent care from the staff and was known as “the sweetheart of the unit”. The family is most appreciative of the kindness shown toward their mother by them.
The family will receive visitors at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542 on Saturday, February 2 from 9:30AM to 10:30AM, with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 AM at S.t Paul Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. Burial will be at St. Paul Church Cemetery.