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Thomas F. Costello, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday (July 31, 2011) at home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Lil (Dudzik) Costello for 53 years. Born May 16, 1933 in Waterbury, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and RoseAnn (Mulkern) Costello. Tom served for four years with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from AT&T with 38 years of service. He was a parishioner and usher of Mary Our Queen Church for many years. Tom was a member of the American Legion and a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He spent many years on Lake Winnipesaukee during the summer and Florida during the winter months. Tom was always quick to laugh and joke and quicker to help others. He will be sadly missed by his wife Lil and four children; Thomas F. Costello III of Indiana, Nancy Smith of Southington, Laurie Bentz of Glastonbury, Michael Costello and wife Laurie of New Hampshire; five grandchildren, Danielle Bentz, Jennifer and Mackenzie Costello, Tyler Smith and Veejay Costello; a sister Mary Jane Hennesey of Naugatuck, a brother Patrick and many nieces and nephews. . He was predeceased by two sisters Barbara Grant and Rosie Barratt and two brothers Jack and James Costello. The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice Care for the wonderful care he received during his final days.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington to Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., Plantsville for a mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, CT 06762. For online condolences and directions please visit, www.dellavecchiafh.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 2, 2011
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