2014-06-13 / Obits

Robert J. Esposito

FDNY Firefighter

Robert J. Esposito, a firefighter for the FDNY, died on June 11.

A lifetime Breezy Point resident, Esposito served with the US Marines during the Korean Era and was a former president of Breezy Point Catholic Club, a lifetime member of the Breezy Point Men’s Softball League and a member of the St. Thomas More Holy Name Society.

Esposito is preceded in death by his brother, Joseph E.; sister, Mary Lou McKeon and aunts, Madeline Cooney and Agney Esposito. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (nee Maguire); sons, Robert J. Jr. (Denise), William (Megan) and Michael (Jennifer); daughters, Ann Marie Willis (Robert), Mary Kate McMahon (Edward) and Ellen May Banks (Peter) and 20 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home in Rockaway Beach.

Visitation will be at O’Connor’s on Friday, June 13, 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. There will be a funeral Mass Saturday, June 14, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, Breezy Point.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, c/o Engine 66/Ladder 61, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475.

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