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Paul M. Esposito Sr.

Paul M. Esposito Sr. Obituary

Paul M. Esposito Sr., loving father and grandfather, entered into eternal life peacefully Tuesday at his home on Providence Road, Hazle Twp., surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late John "Jack" and Grace (Petrone) Esposito.

As the proud patriarch of his family, Paul instilled strong love, togetherness and family values to everyone that crossed his path. As a pillar of the community and friend to many, Paul loved being close to family and enjoyed witnessing all the accomplishments of his family and close loved ones. He enjoyed watching the news and sports, as well as making his famous limoncello. A member of Most Precious Blood Church in Hazleton, Jaycees, Knights of Columbus, Lions and Elks clubs, Paul will be missed by his community and many friends.

In recognition for his commitment to developing the success of Victoria's Candies, he was honored to have been the longest sole owner from 1979 to 2015. As president for 39 years, Paul worked tirelessly to build and grow the Victoria's Candies brand. His legacy of integrity, responsibility, hard work, business ethics and passion for supporting his family's goals will be remembered for generations. He took pride in molding his son to be his successor before retiring in 2015 to spend time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Renee (Aniello) Chirico, Paul (Lynne) Esposito, Rochelle (Andrew) Haggenbottom and Regina (Carlos) Chavez; wife, companion, Donna Sainclair; former wife, Rose (Molinaro) Esposito; brother, John (Donna) Esposito; sister, Mary Beth (Jeff) Parfitt; cherished grandchildren, Maria, Alicia, Francesca, Giovanni, Dante, Angelo, Ryan, Enzo and Luca; great-granddaughter, Rosella; along with many nieces and nephews.

Paul's legacy and spirit will live on for generations to come through his family and loved ones.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family and are under the direction of Fierro Funeral Service Inc., Hazleton.

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