Costello, Edward T.
Edward T. Costello entered into eternal life on Dec. 11, 2012 in hospice at Brighton Gardens. He was born on Aug. 26, 1932 in Manhattan to John and Elizabeth (Cooney) Costello. Ed attended Holy Spirit, St. Agnes High School, and John Jay College with a B.S. degree in History. He joined the NYC Police Department on March 17, 1957 after serving in the US Army
during the Korean War
. After his retirement from the NYPD in 1982 he was employed by the US Postal Service of Monsey and retired in 1996. Ed was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Pearl River Elks Club
, American Legion, The Emerald Society NYPD, Rockland City Shields and 1013 Organization. Ed married Rita Fitzgerald on May 7, 1960 at St. Gabriel's Church in Jackson Heights, NY. He will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be deeply missed by all who loved him. He is survived by his wife, Rita, of 52 years; his son, Ed Costello and wife Maureen; daughter, Kathleen Callaghan and husband Tim; and son-in-law, Tim Heisler. Ed was the proud grandfather of 8 grandchildren, Megan, Colleen and Erin Costello, Katie, Tess and Claire Callaghan, and John and Megan Heisler. He is also survived by his brothers, John (Diane), Jim (Mary), Frank (Eileen) as well as his devoted friend, Jim Sullivan. He was predeceased by his son, John, in 1984; daughter, Mary Costello Heisler, in 2010; his parents, and his brother, Kevin Costello. Family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 13th and Friday, Dec. 14th from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15th at 10:00am at St. Anthony's Church in Nanuet, NY followed by interment at St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Michael J. Higgins
Funeral Service Inc.
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956