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Bessie McClernon Esposito

August 15, 1939 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 79)

Obituary of Bessie McClernon Esposito



Mrs. Bessie M. Esposito of Millsboro, DE passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Delaware Hospice Center.  She was 79 years old.


Bessie was born in Reading, PA on August 15, 1939 to the late Sarah and Herbert Sauers.   In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Dominic Esposito and her son Brian Matthias both in 2017, as well as siblings William and Jeanette.


She worked at Eckerds and Rite Aid as a cosmetic consultant for many years.  She was a member of the Millsboro Bowling League, enjoyed crochet, knitting, word puzzles, and enjoyed caring for animals.  Bessie was a quiet, private person with an awesome sense of humor who would put other’s needs before her own.


Bessie is survived by a son, Kenneth Matthias and his wife Jo Ann of Georgetown, DE; siblings Simone, Herbert and Barry; five grandchildren: Zachary, Brandon, and Nathan Matthias, all of PA, Julie M. Humphreys of Millsboro, DE and Michael Matthias of New York City; as well as two great grandchildren, Owen and Kayla; surviving husband of her son Brian, Mario Savirrio of Wilmington, DE; daughter-in-law Deborah Bortz of Millsboro, DE; dearly loved sister-in-law Mary Sauers and nieces Teresa and Lisa of Millsboro, DE; and dearly beloved nieces and nephews.


A viewing and visitation will be held from 12 Noon – 1:30 PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE  19966.  A chapel service will follow at 2:00 PM  at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE  19963 or Nanticoke Health Foundation, 613 High St. Seaford, DE  19973, Memo ICU.


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