Cynthia became the mother of Mike Esposito, star running back at Wilmington, MA high school, a member of the Boston College Hall of Fame, and a running back and special teams captain for the Atlanta Falcons in the mid-1970s. In a June 25, 1975 interview with Gerry Finn of the Springfield [MA] Union Newspaper, Mike noted that his mother once played professional baseball. "She was a centerfielder and a good one," he stated.
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Cynthia A. Normine Esposito Capritta of Wilmington [MA] played as an outfielder for the Rockford Peaches in 1950 under her maiden name, Cynthia Normine, and was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, and friend. Cynthia died May 24, 2006.
Funeral arrangements were from the W.S. Cavanaugh and Son Funeral home, 374 Main Street (Rt. 38) Wilmington, on Friday morning at 9:15 A.M. Funeral mass at St. Thomas Church at 10:30 A.M. Interment followed in the family lot Wildwood Cemetery, in Wilmington.
Author: Boston Herald
Contributed By: Merrie Fidler
Copyright: Boston Herald, May 25, 2006