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.
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