In Memoriam : Frank Esposito

Frank J. Esposito - age: 84
(March 24, 1928 to January 09, 2013 )
Resident of Norwalk, Connecticut

Visitation Information:
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 14, 10 AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk followed by entombment at St. John Cemetery. Franks family will receive friends at St. Matthew’s Church on Sunday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to St. Matthew Church.

Obituary:
Frank J. Esposito was born in New York on March 24, 1928, the son of the late Frank R. and Mary Zeccola Esposito. He was raised in Norwalk where he attended the Norwalk School System and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Sgt. 1st Class. Frank and his wife for 62 years, the former Louise Stroffolino, were married on January 27, 1951. They are celebrants of St. Matthew Church. They have two children, a son Frank L. Esposito and his wife Aria and a daughter Peggy Belline and her husband Charles Belline. Also surviving are grandchildren Frank H. Esposito, Jason Morales and Marisa Vivaldi, a great grandson Frank J. Esposito V, a brother, Eugene Esposito and several nieces and nephews. Frank was also predeceased by his two brothers, Joseph and Anthony Esposito, and his sister, Theresa Garfield. .
Frank was a former businessman in Norwalk for over twenty-five years. He began his political career in 1970 as a Commissioner of the Norwalk Housing Authority. He then served two terms, from 1971-1974, on the Norwalk Common Council. From there he went on to serve four terms from 1980-1987 in the Connecticut General Assembly as Assistant Majority Leader and Minority Leader. In 1987 Frank resigned from the legislature in his seventh year when he ran for Mayor of the City of Norwalk. He had a successful tenure as Mayor while being in office from 1987-2001, making him the first seven consecutive term Republican Mayor in the history of the city. He was a people person and the Mayors door was always open to everyone. He cherished his family and was beloved throughout the city.
Frank was a member of numerous organizations including the Knights of Columbus and the St. Ann Club, both of which he was a life member, the V.F.W., American legion, Republican Town Committee and District E Republican Committee, Sons of Italy (Pietro Micca Lodge) and many more organizations throughout his career.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 14, 10 AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk followed by entombment at St. John Cemetery. Franks family will receive friends at St. Matthew’s Church on Sunday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to St. Matthew Church. The Esposito family would like to thank Dr. Richard Frank and the staff at Whittingham Cancer Center for their compassion and care of Frank during his illness. The Magner Funeral Home is handling arrangements.








Victoria Swallow - January 10, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL THE ESPOSITO FAMILY. FRANK WAS A TRUE GEM IN THIS WORLD. VICTORIA SWALLOW



Nick Falcone - January 10, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Louise and family, We are sending our sincere sympathies for the loss of your precious Frank. Many fond memories and good times are remembered. He was a great guy and will be missed. May God give you courage to endure your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We are in Naples, FL and send our love to you. Take care, Jo & Nick Falcone



Michael Errico - January 11, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
To Louise and her family: My sincere condolences on your loss. Frank will be missed by his legion of friends. Mike Errico



Karen Kelsey - January 11, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Louise & Family~ I am proud to say I had Frank as my Myor and boss since 1989, He is a wonderful man who always took time to Thank all of us for our work. He had a great smile and where Frank was, you always saw his loving wife at his side.. Hold close all the wonderful memories made throughoutthe years and cherish his life always ~ He will never be fortton to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him...



Carol & Lucien Ducret - February 9, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Louise, I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you and your family - it seems like yesterday that we met in Norwalk when we lived on Marlin Drive and had such wonderful times together. Even though we moved, I always followed Frank's career especially since I am active in the Republican party here in Greenwich. It is too bad that our paths hadn't met during these years, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Carol