Attorney Ernest A. Vesperi

March 16, 2018


Attorney Ernest A. Vesperi, 81 years old, Taunton, died on March 16, 2018, at his home surrounded by his children.

He was born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Alfred "Skeezer" and Anita (Morrisette) Vesperi. He was educated in Milford Schools and gradated from UMass Amherst and Suffolk Law. He taught in Holbrook Schools while attending Suffolk Law. Ernie worked for decades as an attorney for the Mass Defenders Committee, which later became the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPSC). He tried hundreds of cases in both Superior and District Court, where his trail skills and antics were legendary. He retired as the Attorney in Charge of CPSC.

He then worked in private practice for an additional 10 years continuing to accept court appointments to represent indigent clients in the Brockton District Court. He was beloved by all, and the mere mention of "Ernie the Attorney" will bring a smile to his clients, fellow attorneys, judges, and court personnel.

He was the husband of the late Beverly Ann (Leonard) Vesperi , who died in 1997. He is the father of Pamela J. O'Connell and her husband Robert of Taunton and Alfred J. Vesperi of Taunton. Ernest is the grandfather of Jillian Corrao and her husband Kenneth, Michael Burns, Jonathan Burns and Jack Vesperi and is he great grandfather of Joseph and Victoria Corrao. He is the brother of Alfred E. Vesperi of Rhode Island.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., (Route 138 South), Taunton, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00AM.

Visiting hours on Tuesday, from 4-8PM. Private family interment will be held at a later date in Cedar Knoll Cemetery, East Taunton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Calling Hours

MAR 20. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Service

MAR 21. 11:00 AM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

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