It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Francesco Esposito in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 82 years. Born in Cosenza, Italia, he is survived by Elena, his loving wife of 59 years; his children: Maria (Bruno), Aldo (Mary-Kay), Patrizia (Alessandro), Domenico (Vanessa) and grandchildren: Melissa, Daniel, Luke, Mark, Matteo, Massimo, Sophia, Dario and great grandchild, Milana. Francesco also leaves behind his siblings: Iolanda (Luigi), Elena, Maria (Gabriele), Lidia (Francesco) and Aldo (Teresa). Predeceased by his parents, Rosario Esposito and Giuseppina Carnevale; brothers, Domenico, Umberto (Maria) and brother in-law, Ernesto. Francesco was a gentle, loving man who was fiercely dedicated to caring for his wife and family, as well as friends and neighbors. His generosity inspired a love for building, gardening and making wine as a way to bring family and friends together. He will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched. Thank you to all the staff at the University of Alberta Hospital for their care and compassion. Prayer service to take place at Santa Maria Goretti Church, 9110-110 Avenue, Edmonton, on Wednesday April 20th at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the same location on Thursday April 21th at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation at http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca.