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Mary (Caccamesi) Esposito

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, November 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE For Mary (Caccamesi) Esposito, who died peacefully in the presence of her family & God at the Plymouth Harborside Health Care Facility in Plymouth. She was proudly 103 years old. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 12:15 p.m. in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.

Mary was born in Villarosa, Sicily, Italy. At the young age of 12 years old, Mary along with her parents & siblings were about to board the ship that would take them across the Atlantic to come to America with much excitement & opportunity awaiting them. Mary was denied boarding the ship because she had a case of conjunctivitis. The family still boarded the ship for their journey to America, leaving Mary in the safekeeping hands of a group of nuns. It would be the following year that Mary lived apart from her family, before she was able to join them in America. She journeyed across the Atlantic with an aide and began her life in East Boston with her family. Mary was 1 of 9 children, of which 5 babies died in Italy. Her parents had named 2 of the infants Mary, but they passed away. Mary was their third child named Mary and survived. Much like her life she showed at a very early age her persistence and willingness to persevere. At the age of 19, once again Mary’s strength was put to the test when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. She was quarantined for 10 months and miraculously survived & fully recovered, leaving the doctors in complete amazement. As a young woman, Mary worked in Boston’s “Garment District” as a sticher. Mary went back to Italy for a visit and it was there that she would meet her future husband, Attilio. Mary returned to Boston without him. For 2 years they would have a transatlantic romance, writing letters to one another until they reunited and resided in Revere where they would have 1 son, Anthony. Mary began a career at Jordan Marsh in downtown Boston, where she worked as a Saleswoman. She held that career for 35 years. Mary was always known for “Breaking all the Rules”. With all of her trial & tribulations she never lost her zest for life or people. Her favorite past time was sitting around the table sharing a cup of coffee and telling stories about her life and interests. Her most important part of her life was her family, especially her son and his wife Laura, who became the daughter she never had. Although she was 103, years old she was an ageless wonder and the matriarch of her family.

She is the beloved wife of the late Attilio A. Esposito. Proud & loving mother of Anthony A. Esposito & his wife Laura E. of Plymouth & formerly Quincy. Dear sister of the late Charles Caccamesi, Libby Tranfaglia, & Tina Tritto. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, November 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 5th at 12:15 p.m. in the funeral home


St. Michael Cemetery, Boston

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