Dominick A EspositoFebruary 20, 1935 ~ April 18, 2017 (age 82)
Dominick “Nick” A Esposito
Dominick A Esposito, 82, passed away peacefully at home near Millsboro, DE on April 18th, 2017 after a brief illness.
Dominick is survived by his wife of 35 years, Bessie “Bonnie” M Esposito, children Linda Esposito Hurd, Tina Anderson and spouse Enoch Anderson, Denise Lingenfelter and spouse Franklin Lingenfelter, Kenneth Esposito and spouse Cecilia Esposito, and Stephanie Carpenter.
He is also survived by step-sons, Kenneth Matthias and Brian Matthias.
In addition he is survived by grandchildren Gayle Rutter, Christina Wooten, Jaime deBrabander, Nicholas Hurd, Evan Anderson, Sarah Witkowski, Franklin Lingenfelter III, Isabella Esposito, Nikki Castner and Rickey Carpenter, along with seven great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include siblings Louis Esposito Jr and spouse Cheryl, Lucy Thomas, Jeanette Lindsey, and Sharon Jacobs.
He was born in Wilmington, DE to parents Louis Esposito and Vincentia (Scarmozzi) Esposito.
Dominick served 7 years in the US Army and 20 years as a federal civil service chief mechanic for the Delaware National Guard Army Reserve, retiring in 1996 as staff sergeant, E6. He was also a graduate of Delaware High School.
He loved animals, particularly cats. He enjoyed tending to neighborhood strays, feeding and sheltering them, and inviting his favorites inside to be part of his family.
He was also known for his kindheartedness to hungry animals on his post-retirement paper route, handing out food to those in need. It was also known that he brought home two stray chickens from a daily paper run. But sadly, they never made it into the family fold. Nick was also an avid fisherman, who enjoyed the open waters and surf fishing.
Services will be held at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St, Millsboro, DE on Tuesday, April 25th at 9:30 am. Interment will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE immediately after services with military honors, beginning at 11:00 am.
Contributions in memory of Dominick may be made to the Delaware SPCA, Georgetown Chapter at 22918 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Electronic condolences via watsonfh.com