Joseph M. Costa, 85, of Livingston, N.J.,
passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11,
2012, surrounded by his loving family.
The Funeral Mass
celebrating his life will be offered at St.
Philomena's Church, 386 S. Livingston Ave.,
Livingston, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Entombment
will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East
Hanover, N.J. Visiting hours will be held today
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Funeral Home of Livingston, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant
Joe was an engineer with
the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
for many years. As a communicant of St.
Philomena's Church, Livingston, he served as an
Eucharistic minister, usher, president of the
Parish Council, and taught CCD, RCIA, Cursillo,
and ran retreats to St. Paul's Abby. He was a
member of the Holy Name Society and Knights of
Columbus. He also volunteered at St. Ann's Food
Joe is survived by
Theresa, his loving and devoted wife for 59
years; his beloved children, Janet and her
husband, Paul, Joseph and his wife, Laura,
Irene, and Theresa and her husband, Richard, and
six grandchildren, Kimberly, Jacqueline,
Christopher, Paul, Gregory and Kevin. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests donations be made
in his memory to St. Philomena's Church.
Star-Ledger on March 13, 2012