Alice M. (Naclerio) Esparo, age 91, passed away peacefully on January 28th at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford.  She was born in New Haven on Dec. 18, 1932 to the late Pasquale and Louise (Grasso) Naclerio.  She attended St. Francis School and played trumpet in the drum corps, playing Hail to the Chief for President Truman at the railroad station on his visit to New Haven.  She graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1950 then attended Stone Academy. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Tradesman New Haven Bank and the North Haven National Bank.  She was a resident of North Haven for 64 years.  Alice is predeceased by her loving husband, Frank, of 59 years, sister Phyllis Naclerio Magistro, and brothers Vincent, Alphonse and Louis Naclerio.  Alice leaves behind her two daughters, Leigh Ann McGowan (Kelly) of Killingworth, and Cara Schirrmeister (Charles) of Manhattan, NY.  Alice was devoted to her family. She was a loving Grandma to three grandchildren, Ann Louise Schirrmeister, Charles Francis Schirrmeister, and James Edward Schirrmeister.  Her love, compassion, generosity and spirited sense of humor will be deeply missed.

The visiting will be Thursday, February 1st at the Havens Family North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Ave at 10:00 AM.  Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT.