Dolores Costello

Obituary of Dolores Costello

Dolores Anne (DeCosta) Costello, 76, of 362 Forest Avenue, Middletown, RI, and West Palm Beach, FL, passed away on February 22, 2007, in Newport surrounded by her family. She was the wife of William "Cubby" Costello. Born in Warren, RI, on October 31, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Mary Keavy and Joseph DeCosta. She was raised in Newport, RI. Dolores attended St Mary's School and St Catherine's High School. Dolores was a Registered Nurse, graduating from Truesdale Hospital in 1951. Her nursing career included service with Newport Hospital, Newport Naval Hospital, private-duty nursing, and Forest Farm Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Newport and St. Clare's Parish in North Palm Beach, Florida. Dee's favorite pastimes were being surrounded by her family, get-togethers with her Newport friends, and reunions with her Truesdale classmates. She leaves behind five children; Karen Pucciarelli, Jayne Stoos, and Mary Costello of Middletown; Robert Costello of Providence; and Michael Costello of Jupiter, Florida. She also leaves five grandchildren; Meghan Sullivan of Pittsburgh, PA; Kelly Stoos of Houston, TX; Casey Sullivan and Joseph Stoos of Middletown, RI; and Matthew Costello of Jupiter, FL. Other close family members include Joseph Stoos, Lawrence Pucciarelli, and Gilbert Medeiros of Middletown, RI; John Finch of Providence, RI; and Diana Costello of Jupiter, Florida Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2007 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport, RI. For directions A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 26, 2007 at St. Mary's Church, Spring Street, Newport, RI with burial at St. Columba's Cemetery in Middletown, RI. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, P.O. Box 690, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
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