Barbara A. Esperanza
November 5, 1939 – July 24, 2017
Barbara Ann Esperanza (Andrzejewski)
11/05/39 – 07/24/17
Born Nov. 5, 1939 to the loving parents Genevieve and John Andrzejewski. Graduated from Canton High School as a 2 year standing member of the National Honor Society. After High School, Barbara pursued a career in banking with the Simsbury Bank. In August of 1962, a recently discharged USAF Airman , Alfred Esperanza, entered her line and her life again after High School. The two entered a courtship that lasted almost 2 years. After which, Alfred found himself in the middle of Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, on one knee, proposing to Barbara on June 16, 1964. A year later the two were wed in Sacred Heart Church on May 29, 1965. Alfred’s job brought both of them to Massachusetts where they moved into their brand new home in Tewksbury in 1967. Barbara and Al started their family in 1968. Barbara focused on being a loving and attentive mother to her 3 children as a full time Mom until 1976. That was the year she started a career as a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service, which spanned nearly three decades. Just before her retirement, Barbara was blessed with the first of two grandchildren, Joshua and Hannah, which were the center of her world until the day she passed. Barbara had suffered with many physical issues including cardiac for the better part of two years, which resulted in her quick and unexpected passing. She left us peacefully, surrounded by her family. You will be dearly missed “Babs”, “Mom”, “Grams”. We love you. Barbara is survived by, her loving husband of 52 years, Alfred Esperanza, her son, Brian Esperanza, daughter, Brenda and son in law Tim McEachern, son, Brent and daughter in law Tracy Esperanza, grandchildren, Joshua and Hannah (Buttercup) Esperanza, her sister, Joann Andrzejewski, brother, Richard and sister in law Shirley Andrzejewski, niece, Kathleen Andrzejewski, nephew, Donald Andrzejewski, aunt, Toni Beckwith and many cousins and friends
Mass is being held at Sacred Heart Church at 10am, 158 Broad Street New Britain, Conn. Immediately following a small service at the Sacred Heart Cemetery at 662 Burritt St. New Britain, Conn. Per Barbara's request, there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to:
- Funeral Liturgy Saturday, July 29, 2017
Barbara A. Esperanza
October 31, 2017
I just found out about your wife's passing Al. I want you to know I worked with her at the IRS. She was one of the nicest ladies I worked with and for some reason I called her Barbie Bootsie & she always laughed and loved it! My heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. May she RIP. God bless. Sharon Gagne
August 1, 2017
May God comfort you with His promise that He will soon bring our loved ones back to life in His new world. Offering my deepest sympathies during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
July 29, 2017
I am saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. Thoughts and prayers to Al and her children and Richard and Joann.
July 28, 2017
My Auntie Bobbie...I love you. I will always remember our long talks and all the stories of my birth, childhood and how much you loved me. I will always appreciate, more than you know, your love and acceptance. I will always remember our hours of laughter and love...
July 28, 2017
Thank you for welcoming me in as family at all those Thanksgivings, for all of the beautiful memories and laughs throughout the years, I will forever cherish. My Love and heart filled prayers go out to the family.
Hope & Rick Lothrop
July 28, 2017
Al of your family is in our hearts and prayers at this time. May you find peace in love and memories.
July 27, 2017
Mrs. E always greeted me with a big warm smile, and a huge hug saying "I love ya kid"! She has been part of my life since I was a child playing with her children, my best friends, in their front yard, around our cozy little neighborhood, or having fun and elaborate birthday parties through the years, and then celebrating weddings as we all grew up. I will not forget her humor, laughter, or bright smile. I will miss you Mrs. Esperanza very much. But I know you'll be looking down on me smiling from heaven saying, "I love ya kid"!
My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy during this sad and painful time go out to Mr. Esperanza, Brian, Bean & Tim, Brent, Tracey and their children. I will miss you Mrs. E..
July 26, 2017
Your light will forever shine within all of us, Mom. Thank you so much for loving all of us as much as you did. You taught us so much about the really important things in life and we will forever be grateful. Please watch over all of us and send some of your strength to us to help us get through this difficult time of complete devastation and heartbreak. We will love you forever...