Dolores Esposito Munson (nee Piason) age 88 of Stratford, NJ and formerly of Winslow, NJ passed away peacefully Saturday November 9, 2019 at the Medford Care Center.
Dolores was born and raised in Winslow and lived in Stratford for over 60 years. She also enjoyed her Margate home for many years.
She graduated from Lower Camden County Regional High School in 1948.She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, which she began while teaching, raising two children, and managing a household and completed after becoming widowed at the age of 32. She was a gifted and devoted teacher at Magnolia Public School for 40 years. Dolores was an instant spark of light and fun to all who met her and loved by all who knew her. She was a teacher, a pianist, a poet, a traveler, a reader, a writer. As the ninth of ten children, Dolores enjoyed competition. Her true calling was as a nurturer.
She is predeceased by her parents, James and Raphaela Piason, husbands Nicholas Esposito and Floyd Munson and daughter Elizabeth Munson.
Dolores is survived by her children, Joan Smeraski and her husband Michael of Medford, NJ, Dr. Bridget Bernardi and her husband Dr. John Bernardi of Sewell, NJ and Dr. Joseph Esposito and his wife Pamela of Smithville, NJ. Also, two sisters Sylvia Olivo of Hammonton, NJ and Antoinette Christopher of Rosedale, NJ. She will be sadly missed by her seven loving grandchildren Andrea Blair (David), Nicholas Smeraski (Katelynn), Amy and Samuel Esposito, and Stella, Lydia and Theodore Bernardi.
Family and friends are invited to attend her church visitation Wednesday November 13th, from 9:30am-10:45am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am, all at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish – St. Joseph Church 3rd & French Streets Hammonton, NJ. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 124 S. First Rd. Hammonton, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Magnolia Board of Education 420 Warwick Rd. Magnolia, NJ 08049.