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Mary Lou (Buchanan) Esposito

May 28, 1947 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Mary Lou Esposito Obituary

Mary Louise (Buchanan) Esposito, 76, left this world and entered eternal life on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Paoli Hospital. Mary Louise, known as Mary Lou or, simply, M.L. is survived by: her sister, Joan (Buchanan) Huntley (John); her four children including Stephen Esposito (Angela), Phillip Esposito (Stephanie), Frank Esposito, Stephanie Esposito Olcese (Andrew); her Canadian son, Jason Pyrah (Patti); two grandchildren, Tia Esposito and Dominic Olcese; and her beloved dog, Olive. She was predeceased by: her parents, Helen (Hefner) and John Buchanan; brothers John and James Buchanan; and her husband, Ralph Esposito, to whom she was married for 53 years. In 1989, after working part-time at Strawbridge and Clothier, Mary Lou began working for St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Exton. Over the next 34 years, she not only served as secretary, but as a deacon, an elder, and a member. This church became her home, where she sat in the back corner pew on Sunday mornings cracking jokes with her friends. She was known for her extremely dry, sarcastic, and honest sense of humor along with her caring, kind, generous heart. Her love for her family and friends was equally matched by her love for reading, hot weather, wine, chocolate, and…onions. Mary Lou was beloved by: her dear friends Dave, Chris, and Leah Fobare; her neighbors Terry and Denise O’Brien and Victor, Kathi, and “Little” Victor Cozzone who referred to her as “Mom Mom.” Those closest to her find comfort in knowing that she is reunited with her husband in a sanctuary with plenty of sunshine, a large library, and a large tv showing NCIS reruns during the week, college football on Saturdays, and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sundays. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 101 Worthington Rd., Exton, PA 19341 and/or Habitat for Humanity of Chester County, P.O. Box 1452, Coatesville, PA 19320. Arrangements are by The Bernard S. Gutkowski Funeral Home, Swedesburg, 610-275-6385, Keith J. Murphy, F.D., www.gutkowskifuneralhome.com

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St. Paul's United Church of Christ
101 Worthington Road, Exton PA 19341
Tel: 1-610-363-7285
Email: stpaulsuccextonpa@gmail.com
Web: http://saintpaulsucc.net

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