Charles Esposito, 65
Mass is on Saturday
Longtime Staten Islander Charles A. Esposito, 65, died peacefully yesterday morning. Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Esposito was raised in the Carroll Gardens section of that borough.
He met his wife, the former Carolyn Pignato, in 1977, and they were wed in 1979. They resided in the Westerleigh section of Staten Island, where they raised their two children, Gregory and Lauren.
Mr. Esposito spent most of his career working on Wall Street in the financial industry for DTCC. When his company moved to Jersey City several years ago, he was asked to oversee the transfer of a large number of stock certificates. During his career, he advanced through the ranks, retiring as a manager in June of last year.
Mr. Esposito was a man of many talents. Handy around the house, he was never too busy to help a friend with a plumbing job or to install a garage-door opener - always with a smile on his face.
During his leisure time, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends. In addition to the occasional weekend at the Jersey Shore, he also enjoyed playing golf and was renowned for his length off the tee.
Mr. Esposito was also active in the sports program at St. Rita Parish and had coached both CYO and intramural basketball as well as CYO soccer. Mr. Esposito also rooted for the NY Mets and NY Jets.
He also enjoyed the occasional cigar and glass of single malt and was fond of hosting friends at his home for small get-togethers. Holiday barbecues in the Esposito backyard, where Charlie served as grill-master, were eagerly anticipated by his family and large circle of friends.
Mr. Esposito also enjoyed taking care of his cars, and everyone knew that Charlie had the cleanest car in the neighborhood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Jennie, and his brother, Louie. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, Gregory; future daughter-in-law, Michelle Myer, and daughter, Lauren, as well as several loving nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his two brothers, Robert and Anthony.
Viewing will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Casey Funeral Home, 350 Slosson Ave. There will be a Requiem Mass at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Teresa's R.C. Church, 1634 Victory Blvd., S.I. Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
Published by Staten Island Advance on Oct. 25, 2018.