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Charles G. Costello Sr.

AGE: 96 • Old Bridge

Charles G. Costello, Sr. died Monday, April 7, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family. He was 96. Born in Woodhaven, NY, he resided in Old Bridge since 1960. He was a computer operator for ER Squibb in East Brunswick for 12 years, and then worked as a custodian for the Old Bridge Board of Education for 20 years, retiring in 1992. An Army veteran of WWII, he was a member and Past Commander of the Catholic War Veterans Post 16 in Woodhaven, NY. He was also a member of the VFW Post 133 in East Brunswick. He was a member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, Old Bridge, and was the Shillelagh of the Year in 1997. He was a communicant of St. Ambrose R.C. Church, Old Bridge, and was a member of the parish Holy Name Society.

He was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn Conway Costello; a son, Charles G. Costello Jr.; a sister, Marie Costello; and four brothers, Edward Costello, James Costello, John Costello and Rev. Raymond Costello, MSC. Surviving are a son, Raymond Costello of South Amboy; two daughters, Kathleen Mary Costello Birch of Brick, and Patricia Ann Costello of Old Bridge; a daughter-in-law, Mary Costello of Old Bridge; a brother, Vincent Costello of Dix Hills, NY; nine grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Theresa, Sean, Colleen, Katie, Marykate, Shannon and Charlie; and four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Mikhaela Grace, Kerrilyn and Derek.

Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12 in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge. Interment with military honors will follow at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, 3300 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034. For information, directions or to send condolences to family, visit


Published in Home News Tribune & Asbury Park Press on Apr. 9, 2014
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