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Posted on: March 6, 2020

‘Surprise’ celebration marks Esposito’s 80th birthday

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WEST HAVEN, March 6, 2020 — (Pictured): Louis P. “Lou” Esposito Jr., with wife Kathleen, right, receives a citation in honor of his 80th birthday from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi during a surprise celebration with dozens of co-workers, friends and loved ones at City Hall on Friday, March 6.

Esposito, who is Rossi’s executive assistant, was also joined by sons Anthony Esposito and Michael T. Esposito, the acting chief of the City of West Haven Fire Department Allingtown.

Reading the citation, Rossi praised Esposito, an Army veteran who served from 1958 to 1961, saying: “You are among a great generation of American patriots who have served their country and their community. You have devoted your life to public service, and I am grateful for your inspiring legacy of service to our nation and our city, including sitting on the Allingtown Board of Fire Commissioners from 1983 to 1995 and from 2001 to 2009 and representing the 6th District on the City Council from 1985 to 1991.”

Rossi continued: “As a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives who served the 116th District from 1992 to 2017, you worked tirelessly to improve the lives of our children and families, to support good jobs for hardworking Westies, and to keep our city strong and prosperous, building a remarkable record of achievement for the residents of West Haven and our state.”

During the reception, held in the hallway outside the mayor’s office, Esposito, whose actual birthday is March 8, also received a General Assembly citation from Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy on behalf of West Haven’s delegation.

(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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Lou Esposito is surprised by Mayor Rossi and son Michael T. Esposito, the acting chief of the City of West Haven Fire Department Allingtown. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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Lou Esposito is embraced by his wife, Kathleen. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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The man of the hour. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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The epic birthday cake. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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Lou Esposito receives a General Assembly citation from Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy on behalf of West Haven’s delegation as wife Kathleen looks on. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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Lou and Kathleen Esposito with sons Anthony and Michael. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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 Lou Esposito with city building maintenance workers, from left, Joe DePalma, Sal Esposito and Justin Ramstedt. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)

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