In Memoriam


Joseph M. Costa

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 Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.

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 Pantry.

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.

Published in Star-Ledger on March 13, 2012

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