Obituary: Elizabeth L. (Boscaino) Sposito
Elizabeth L. (Boscaino) Sposito, “Lee” of Darien, CT died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 15th. She was 89 years old. Lee was born in New York City in 1926. She was the daughter of Michael and Angelina Boscaino. She attended New York City schools and graduated from the prestigious Julia Richmond High School in Manhattan. At the age of 14 she met the love of her life, George Sposito. When George returned from proudly serving in the US Navy during WWII they married and set up residence on the upper east side of Manhattan where they started their family. Shortly thereafter they relocated to Darien, CT to pursue business opportunities.
Lee started her career as a hairdresser in 1963 and worked in and around Darien until she retired at the age of 87. She was active in the Darien community, volunteering for the Noroton Heights Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She also volunteered her services as a hairdresser assisting women who were unable to leave their homes.
Lee had boundless energy. She enjoyed exercise classes, cooking, sewing, and gardening and was an avid reader. But her true passion was her family. She will always be remembered for her selfless devotion to all those who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, friend and an extraordinary grandmother. She will be sorely missed.
Lee is predeceased by her devoted husband of 67 years, George, her brother –in –law John Gleeson and her nephew James Casolo. She is survived by her son George Sposito and his wife Rosemary of Ridgefield, CT., daughter Denise Shimko and her husband Tom of Wilton, CT., grandchildren Tommy Shimko and Maddy Sposito. She is also survived by her sisters Ann Gleeson and Roseann Casolo of Darien, CT., nephews Brian Gleeson, Robert Gleeson and his wife Tammy, Michael Casolo and a large extended family.
A wake was held at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT on Wednesday, May 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Thursday, May 19th at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 1986 Post Road in Darien, CT at 11:00AM. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.
Memorial donations may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, SW, #103, Lilburn, GA 30047, lbda.org or a charity of your choice.