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Dr. Richard J. Costabile

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MANCHESTER -- The liturgy of Christian death and burial for Dr. Richard J. Costabile was celebrated Tuesday morning, June 21, 2005, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Manchester.

The Rev. John Whalen was the celebrant. Music was under the direction of organist Michael Gallagher. Scripture readings were offered by Kenneth Linehan. The pall was placed on the casket by Dr. Costabile’s children, Virginia and Richard, and granddaughters, Jacqueline and Victoria. Interment with full military honors followed in the family lot in Dellwood Cemetery in Manchester.

Color guard members from the Harned Fowler VFW Post 6471, Manchester included commander Steve Leach, Wink Roberts, Steve Byrne and Tom Hayes. The flag that draped the veteran’s casket was folded by Steve Byrne and Tom Hayes and presented to Dr. Costabile’s wife, Dorothy, by Steve Byrne. Taps was sounded by Charles Pufhal.

A time of fellowship and refreshments was held at St. Paul’s Parish Center following the interment.

Dr. Richard J. Costabile, a resident of Manchester, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington.

Arrangements were under the care of Brewster Funeral Service, 34 Park Place, Manchester Center.
Published in Bennington Banner from June 20 to June 22, 2005
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