George Costos
George Costos Retired Lowell Police Officer; 88 Lowell Mr. George (Costopoulos) Costos, 88, a lifelong resident of Lowell died Tuesday January 13, 2009 after a brief illness surrounded by his family. Born April 15, 1920 in Lowell, a son of the late Achilleas and Kitsa (Zingovas) Costopoulos who emigrated from Thessaly, Greece arriving at Ellis Island, N.Y. in 1909. For sixty-three years, George was the beloved husband of Catherine (Boutselis) Costos who passed away March 7, 2008. George was educated in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1938. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with honors in 1976, from the University of Mass.- Lowell. In 1942 George enlisted as a Naval Aviation Cadet and became a Marine Corps Pilot serving in World War II and Korea. He was one of twelve cadets from the Boston area who graduated from the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida and was commissioned as a second Lieutenant, Naval Aviator. Through the years, he continued his career in the Marines and on August 1, 1967 he was appointed Colonel, U.S. Marine Corp and retired on April 15, 1980. In 1951 George joined the Lowell Police Department where he experienced a distinguished career, retiring as a Sergeant in 1983. George began his thirty two year career with the Lowell Police Dept. as a patrolman. And later he was the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Bureau. He established and directed the Police Academy and served as a prosecutor at the Lowell District Court. He completed his career with the Lowell Police Dept. as Officer in Charge with the Division of Research and Planning. After retirement for approximately five years, he embarked on a part time career working for 76 Development, a building and design business. This was an especially rewarding and fulfilling time for him. George was an avid golfer and maintained a lifetime membership at Longmeadow Golf Club. He served on the Board of Directors for twenty years and later as President for two years. He was instrumental in organizing and was chairman of the City Tournaments for fifteen years, representing Longmeadow and in later years was chairman of the Seniors City Tournament at Vesper Country Club. A well known member of the Greek Community, he was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Hellenic Orthodox Church in Lowell and held memberships in the Order of the A.H.E.P.A. and was a past commander and charter member of the Greek American Legion. In addition, he was past president of the Lowell Police, Superior Officers Association and held membership in the Marine Corp League and Marine Corp Aviation Association. He is survived by his two daughters, Carol Costos of Lowell and Paula Cooper and her husband Harry of Londonderry, NH; his son, Bruce Costos and his life partner Michael Monahan of Chelmsford; two grandsons, Wesley Cooper of Manchester, NH and Jonathan Cooper of Brighton, Ma; two brothers, Louis Costos of Clearwater, Fl. and Charles Costos and his wife Katherine of Jacksonville, Fl; a sister in law, Elizabeth Costos of Chelmsford; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to the passing of his wife Catherine, George was pre-deceased by his beloved brother, Christos Costos, sisters, Helen and Mary Costopoulos and sister in law, Bella Costos. COSTOS Relatives and friends will be received at the M.R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St, Lowell onThursday from 4 to8pm. His funeral will take place from the Funeral Home on Fridayat 10am witha funeral serviceto be heldthe Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell at 11am. Interment to follow in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Holy Trinity Church, Lewis St. Lowell, Ma. 01854 . Funeral Directors, M. Richard Laurin, Scott Laurin and Louis M. Fazio III. (978) 452-0121. For condolences or direction, please visit our website at

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Dear Costas Family,

I played golf with George at Longmeadow in the 60's and 70's and always admired and respected him. He was a true gentlemen in every sense of the word. My prayers are with your family at this time.
Frank Clark
February 4, 2009
To my Beloved Brother George, who was also a Mother and Father
to me growing up.You will allways be in my heart. Your Brother,
January 18, 2009
Dear Carol, Bruce, Paula and Family,
Your Dad was one in a million.
He will be in our hearts just like your
Mother is.
May he rest in peace.
Cousin Elaine and Jack Scott
January 18, 2009
Dear Carol,Paula,Bruce and family, Just wanted to let you know how sorry we all are for your loss.Uncle George will always have a special place in our hearts. Much Love , Maria, Peter and Kayla
Maria Shahum
January 17, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to the family of George. I enjoyed working with George on the Dept. and being a friend at Longmeadow.
Sincerely, Paul & Renie Bourgeois
Paul & Renie Bourgeois
January 17, 2009
Dear Mr. and Mrs.Costas, Maria ,Elaine,Jim and family I am sorry for the loss of your brother and uncle.You are always in my thoughts.
John Paras
January 17, 2009
Dear Carol and Family,
We just learned of your Dad's passing today. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Frank and Rita Georges
Rita Georges
January 16, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. May your many fond memories bring you comfort.

Joanne Stoddard
Joanne Stoddard
January 15, 2009
Dear Carol, Bruce & Paula
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He will be missed. George and I were very close while on the Police Dept. and at Long Meadow. Sorry I can't be there to share with your sorrow,
Moe & Mia Soucy
January 15, 2009
Mr Costos and Family,

George was loved and will be missed by our staff here at the Blaire House of Tewksbury. Our condolences to your family.

Blaire House Staff
Brittney Reitano
January 14, 2009
I enjoyed serving with George on the Department. He was a great golfing partner and he will be sorely missed. With deepest sympathy.
Brendan and Ellen Tobin
Boca Raton, FL
Brendan Tobin
January 14, 2009
January 14, 2009
My condolences to the Costos Family. I knew George briefly when I first started with Lowell PD in 1980.
Jerry Mousseau
January 14, 2009
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