Norma Costello

Mrs. Norma Costello
Mrs. Norma Costello, 88, formerly of Tamaqua, died Thursday, April 3, in the Weatherwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Weatherly. She was the widow of John H. "Jack" Costello, who died Oct. 25, 1988.
She retired from the former Acme Markets, Tamaqua, having worked for over 40 years as manager of the meat and delicatessen departments.
Born in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late Giovanni and Elena (Scotto) DalCin.
She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School.
Mrs. Costello was an active member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Tamaqua, where she ran the Friday night bingo for many years, belonged to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and cared for the church after weekly services.
Norma adored her family and enjoyed the successes of her nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful cook, canning vegetables from the garden she tended next to her home on Dutch Hill.
She was a member of the former Tamaqua B.P.W. Club.
Surviving are a sister, Dina D. Dibuo, of Tamaqua; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ann Ritsick; and a brother John.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday, April 11, St. Jerome Catholic Church, Tamaqua. Interment, parish cemetery, Tamaqua. Call 9-10 a.m. Friday in the church. Arrangements by E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Contributions in her name may be made to the church, 266 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, Pa. 18252. Online registry and condolences may be signed at

Funeral Home

E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. - Tamaqua
655 East Broad Street  Tamaqua, PA 18252
(570) 668-2550

Published in Times News on Apr. 8, 2014