Phyllis A. Esposito of Goshen, N.Y., dies at age 90


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Phyllis A. Esposito, a loving mother, grandmother, and long-time resident of Goshen, N.Y., passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Glen Arden Heath Care Center. She was 90.

Phyllis and her twin sister, Marion, were born at home in Port Jervis, N.Y., on July 27, 1928, to the late Anne (Carroll) and Myron Alting.

She graduated from Middletown High School and went on to get her bachelor's degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

She was employed as an elementary school teacher in Middletown after college. During this time, she reconnected with fellow MHS graduate, Thomas C. Esposito, and they were married on July 4, 1954. She went on to help him at his business, Tom's Greenhouses in Goshen, as well as worked as a substitute teacher and homemaker.

Phyllis enjoyed athletics her whole life. She played basketball in college and was an avid tennis player and golfer in her later years. She also loved to play bridge, knit, and was a member of St. John's Church in Goshen and Orange County Golf Club. Mostly though, Phyllis loved spending time with her family and playing with her grandchildren by the pool.

She is predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years, Thomas; sister, Marion Sotelo; daughter, Carol Leibowitz; sons, Steven and wife, Katherine Esposito, and Gary and wife, Jane; grandchildren, Alison Squires (Michael), Jacob Leibowitz (Danielle), Elizabeth Karam (Alfred), Daniel Esposito (Kristin), Melissa Esposito, Emily Esposito, and Thomas Esposito; and loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held March 17 at Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen. The funeral was held March 18 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Goshen. Burial will be at a later date in Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial donations may be made to the Goshen Humane Society (goshenhumanesociety.org or 845-294-3984) as Phyllis was a life-long animal lover.



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