Esposito Obit

Angie Fernandez Esposito

December 20, 1918 - May 31, 2019 Wilmington, DE | Age 100 "The Little Mayor of Kennett Square"

Angeline Fernandez Esposito, age 100 of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at Manor Care Nursing Home.

Angie was the wife of the late Ernest Joseph Esposito, who passed away August of 1995.

She was born in 1918 to the late John Fernandez and the late Mary DiGuliome Fernandez.

Angie was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church throughout all her life.

For 28 years, Angie worked at Seneca Foods. She even developed the mushroom salad that is still sold there today.

She enjoyed spending her time volunteering at the Kennett Area Senior Center.

Angie was feisty, full of life and will always be lovingly remembered by all who knew her as the “little mayor of Kennett Square”.

Angie is survived by her daughter, Diane Joy Perry and her husband, Robert Perry of Wilmington, DE; her son, Ernest Anthony Esposito and his wife, Laura Fay Esposito of Davidson County, NC; 5 grandchildren, Brandon Souder, John Souder, Jason Souder, Sonya Stover and Leslie Dawn Rife; 3 great-grandchildren, Angie Souder, John Souder, Jr. and Olivia Souder; along with nieces and nephews. Angie was predeceased by 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

A Viewing for Angie will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Her Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA 19311. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square, PA.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

We thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Please share your fond memories of Angie in the Guestbook below.



June 5, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Mass

June 6, 2019 11:00AM St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike
Avondale, PA 19311


June 6, 2019 Following Mass St. Patrick Cemetery
460 North Union Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Dear family,
    Sorry to hear About your Mom. She was quite a woman. Was my neighbor at Walnut Court for around 10 years and she kept this place a good place to live. No one would ever throw a cigarette butt on the ground or they would hear about it. She was missed.
    Pat Konitzer

    P. Konitzer | June 5, 2019 at 8:28 PM
  2. It’s hard too understand why people are taken from us, but fine comfort in knowing you were special part of a well=lived life. Diane , she was the best Aunt and I Loved her. You’re in my thoughts. my heart, and my prayers. Florence Fernandez Janvier

    FLORENCE JANVIER | June 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  3. I met Ms. Angie on her 100th birthday party with Diane and Bob and some of her family members and friends were there. She was a lovely lady. Laughing and having a good time. I am glad I had the chance to meet such a sweet person. God Bless the family and friends at this difficult time. Love Carol Anderson

    Carol Anderson | June 3, 2019 at 3:08 PM
  4. I helped Angie with her finances and bookkeeping for 15 years. Because I was usually coming from work to help her, Angie would always make me a sandwich and a glass of wine. She was a delightful women and I will miss her. Prayers to Diane and Bob. Mike Byers.

    Michael Byers | June 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  5. My Aunt Ange was LOVE.
    As a kid, I remember driving up to her house on Newark Rd. with my parents for a drop in visit. Aunt Ange could pull a whole meal out of the fridge for you. You never left hungry.
    I remember over nights at her beautiful house spent with Diane, shopping in Kennett and Uncle Ernie driving us all to Mass on Sunday.
    God Bless you Aunt Ange and May Godspeed your journey into Heaven. ❤️

    Michele Mahoney Christopher | June 1, 2019 at 8:39 PM
  6. As Diane’s lifelong friend, I have so many great memories! From Washingto D.C to all the private jokes to fabulous meals at her dinner table, it was always a pleasure to be in her presence. I will always remember, and she will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to Diane and her family.

    Drema Sutphin | June 1, 2019 at 3:58 PM
  7. My Aunt Ange was full of life. She worked hard and loved her family. Her daughter Diane was the world to her. As my Aunt, she will always be loved and missed.

    Terry Goldberg | June 1, 2019 at 1:27 PM

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