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Anthony J. “Toto” Esparo, 84, of Bethany passed away March 20, 2017 in the St. Raphael’s Campus of Yale NH Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marie Martino Esparo. Mr. Esparo was born in Woodbridge on Sept. 7, 1932, son of the late James and Anna Proto Esparo. He worked as a member of Operating Engineers Local 478 until his retirement. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. He enjoyed the outdoors and had a great love for his grandchildren. Besides his wife, Mr. Esparo is survived by one son, Martin Esparo of Woodbridge; three daughters, Ann Brano, Catherine Triplett & Dorothy Esparo, all of Bethany; a brother, James (Dolores) Esparo of North Haven; his sister in law, Alice Esparo; six grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Frank Esparo.

A Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Woodbridge, was held privately.

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Helen Blatchley
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about Tony. Please know that the Esparo family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Helen Blatchley

Wayne Ginnow
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
So sorry for your loss, no words can express the loss, Tony was a great man, always loved to see him at my dad's shop. He always had a great story to tell, loved his voice, I'll sure miss him as anybody that knew him, rest in peace Mr. Esparo, until we meet again

Joe Cozzi
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
So sorry for your loss Martin. Your dad was a great guy!

Charlie Perrotti
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
To the entire 'famiglia Esparo', I was saddened to hear of your loss in today's newspaper ...my heart felt sympathy to you all.

I only met "Toto" a handful of times in my life, beginning with a small business transaction in Bethany some fifty years ago. He impressed me as a rough, tough, "pull no punches" guy (must have made a helluva Marine!) whose exterior was shelter to a huge heart. I always respected that; Martin, you've been blessed with some those 'good genes'!

I too have been blessed ...to be considered a friend of the Esparo family.
May you find solace & peace through memories cherished.
Charlie Perrotti

Cliff aan Edith Voigt
   Posted Sun April 02, 2017
Catherine and Steve we are very sorry to hear about your dad. We send our love and condolences.

Hope Adley Leoni
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Dear Marie,
I am so sorry to hear of the recent passing of your husband, Anthony. May you find comfort in the coming days through your fond memories.
Hope Adley Leoni

Dina Pratt
   Posted Mon April 03, 2017
Dorothy, Catherine, Ann, Martin & Mrs Esparo
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and (husband)
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Love to you all!


Diane Altieri
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Dear Ann, Fred & Family,
I just heard of your father's passing and want to express my sympathy to you and your whole family. I send my thoughts and prayers to you at this sad time. Lovingly, Cousin Diane Altieri

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