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Daniel Anthony Esposito

Obituary for Daniel Anthony Esposito

May 17, 1995 - October 18, 2020
Stoneham, Massachusetts | Age 25


Daniel Anthony Esposito, age 25, left this life Sunday, October 18. He was born in Melrose on May 17, 1995 and was the beloved son of Joseph P. and Julie A. (Bear) Esposito.

Daniel was raised in Malden and spent his childhood summers in Naples, Italy with his grandmother where he became fluent in Italian. He graduated with honors from Malden Catholic High School, Class of 2013. He went on to Wesleyan University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 2017 with a dual major in molecular biology and biochemistry, and in music. Daniel was an accomplished classical guitarist, and additionally participated in the Javanese Gamelan Workshop at Tufts University. Daniel enjoyed spending time with his good friends, Daniel Daye, Mike Gugliotti, Grant Simpson, Tu Doan, Aiden Stone, and Melissa McKee.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by numerous aunts and uncles: Anne and David Cirillo of Malden; Susan and Victor Enright of Cummaquid; Kathy and Jack Scott of CT; Michael and Marcia Bear of Centerville; Mark and Jean Bear of ME; and Rick and Luci Bear of ME. He is also survived by cousins: Matthew, Olivia, Lisa, Emily, Elizabeth, Jacob, and Melissa. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Giuseppe and Dora Esposito and Derge and Verna Bear.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham on Saturday at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St., Stoneham on Friday from 4-7pm. His burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Malden Catholic High School, 99 Crystal St, Malden, MA 02148 and may reference "Daniel Esposito, Class of 2013."

COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect. Those attending visitation should wear a mask and are asked to kindly pay their respects to the family and exit the building to allow for all visitors to greet the family.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Please reference "Daniel Esposito, Class of 2013"
  • Malden Catholic High School
    99 Crystal Street
    Malden, MA 02148

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McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home Inc

322 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
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