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IN MEMORIAM:  Steven D’Esposito, 65;

Celebration Of Life Planned On Nov. 1

Steven J. D'Esposito
Steven J. D’Esposito

COOPERSTOWN – A celebration of life for Steven J. D’Esposito, 65, is planned at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Main Street B&B.  Steve passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 27, 2015, at Bassett Hospital.

He leaves behind his wife, Patti, owner of Rose & Thistle B&B.

He was born Aug. 3, 1949, in Mountain Lakes, N.J.  He attended Paul Smiths College, but soon joined his family’s restaurants, where he worked most of his life.  They included Neil’s and Suds in New York’s financial district, and Neil’s New York, a dinner-theater and catering enterprise in Mountain Lakes.

The hospitality business was in his blood and he enjoyed it immensely, evidenced in his love of cooking.

After 2001 and the tragedy at the World Trade Center, he dedicated it was time to relocate, get his wife out of Manhattan and move to Cooperstown, a community he loved until his passing.

In addition to Patti, survivors include two daughters, Kim D’Esposito of Boonton, N.J., and Nicole Mauceri of Montville, N.J., and one son, Stevie, also of Boonton, and two grandchildren, Sam and Gracyn Mauceri.  Also, two brothers, Anthony and Guy, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the dialysis unit at Bassett Hospital or the American Diabetes Association.


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