Carole Mershon Esposito, passed away on December 13th after a courageous battle with leukemia, surrounded by her loving family, at RWJ Cancer Institute in New Brunswick. Born in Princeton on November 11, 1942, Carole was 70 years old. A native Princetonian, until moving to Mercerville in 1985, Carole graduated from Princeton High School and the Lawrence Academy of Beauty Culture in Lawrenceville. As a beautician, she worked for several salons in Princeton. She recently retired from the Princeton Regional School System at Riverside School after 28 years as a teacher's aide. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she is survived by her husband of 44 years James A. Esposito of Mercerville, a daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Harry Schulz of Mercerville, a son and daughter-in-law Keith and Victoria Esposito of Robbinsville, a sister and brother-in-law Arlene and Andrew Hutnik of Jonesport, Maine, four grandchildren Anthony Petro and Allison Schulz of Mercerville, Luke and Ava Esposito of Robbinsville, two nieces Andrea Hutnik of Warwick, Rhode Island and Amy Hutnik of Milbridge, Maine, a great niece Emily Niewiecki of Warwick, RI, several aunts, cousins and many, many devoted friends. Carole was pre-deceased by her parents, Herbert W. Mershon and Evelyn W. McKee, and step father Nathaniel J. McKee. Calling hours will be held Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm with a Funeral Service to follow at 8:00 pm at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. Memorial donations can be made to the Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Institute of NJ, 120 Albany St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.