An Obituary: Ronald J. Esposito

May 2, 2023

Ronald “Ron” J. Esposito of Bedford died on April 27, 2023.

He was the loving husband of Jane (Della Rocca) Esposito for 47 years. Son of Victor and Nicoletta (Quaratiello) Esposito, brother of Carol Lawson of Billerica, all of whom predeceased him.

Ron was uncle to Nicole Cordeiro, Kelley Lawson, and Paul, Steven, Michael, Richard and Nicholas Della Rocca. He was great uncle to Anna Maria, David, Scarlet, Jordan and Dylan Della Rocca and Chad Cordeiro Jr. and Nicolas Cordeiro.

He was born in the North End section of Boston, and then moved to Somerville at age 10. After he married, Ron and Jane moved to Bedford.

Ron received a degree in mechanical engineering, cum laude, from Northeastern University, and later received an MBA degree from Western New England College. He worked for Stone and Webster Engineering Corp., the U.S. Department of Transportation, Millipore Corp., Andover Controls Corp., U.S. Army Natick R.D.&E Center, Boston College as Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds, and finally, at Tufts University as Director of Building and Grounds.

Ronald “Ron” J. Esposito

Ron had a great passion and love for all sports, especially basketball and football. For 15 years, he coached and refereed Bedford Recreation basketball games for junior high school boys with the help of many wonderful friends.

He then coached for Lexington-Bedford-Hanscom (LBH) Raiders football.

He also coached for several years at Curry College under head coach Skip Bandini. He was extremely proud to be in the Curry College Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2021, for men’s Football (2007-2008). He then was an assistant coach for the St. Clement High School boys’ football team. And he was an assistant coach for the Groton-Dunstable High School boys’ Crusaders football team.

Ron was especially passionate and proud about, and enjoyed tremendously, volunteering his spare time to work for Skip Bandini’s non-profit “MasterSports” Organization that raised money to provide football scholarships.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7.

His funeral will be held at the Bedford Funeral Home, 167 Great Rd., Bedford, at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 8, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 90 Concord Rd., Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Christopher Welch
May 2, 2023 9:27 pm

When I was growing up in Bedford, Ron was ALWAYS helping out coaching and refereeing youth basketball. The patience and kindness of Ron and others like him had a profound impact on the culture of this town and those of us who were graced by it.

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