Robert 'Bob' M. Esposito Sr.

Reverend/Mr. Robert ‘Bob’ Michael Esposito Sr.,  age 81, beloved husband of the late Antoinette (nee Papatola); loving father of Jo-Ann Esposito Hess (Wayne), the late Robert II (Leslie); cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Derek, Allison, Madeline, Michael, Ryan; dearest son of the late Carmen and Rose (nee Sannella); dear brother of Anthony (late Norma), Frank, Rita Aeed (late John), Richard (Margie); uncle and friend to many.

Robert was a devoted father and man of great faith. Born in Haverhill, MA, he attended The University of New Hampshire on an ARMY ROTC scholarship and served in defense of our nation until 1966. Robert worked for Xerox Corporation for several decades, with residences that spanned several states including New York, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia and Ohio. Robert was ordained as a Deacon in the Catholic church in 1999 and served faithfully in the Richmond and Cleveland Dioceses, most recently at Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church in Twinsburg. Warm and compassionate, Robert worked tirelessly to teach and tend to the faithful always making time for others and gave council to those that needed it. By those that were fortunate enough to know him, he is already missed.

FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME 356 W. AURORA RD. (ST RT 82) SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION WEDNESDAY 4 to 6 PM. OUT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER MASKS WILL BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING OBSERVED. Friends may also call Thursday from 10 to 11 AM at Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church, 10419 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, OH, and where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held to celebrate Bob’s life at 11 AM. Burial at Holy Angels Cemetery, Plaistow, NH.

To allow all who loved Bob to grieve together a recording of the Mass will be available at the following link, View Funeral Webcast or at

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at

Arrangements by Ferfolia Funeral Home (330-467-4500) (TB, 7/1/20)

Posted online on June 29, 2020