John F. Costello
July 30, 2020
John F. Costello passed away July 19, 2020 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. John was born February 22, 1931 to Mortimer and Elizabeth (Murphy) Costello.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Grace, and their two children, Patricia and her husband Mark White and John M. and his wife Virginia Costello. John also leaves behind four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. One granddaughter preceded him in death.
He graduated high school from St. Jerome’s and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked for many years at Rexam and retired in 1996. He was a gold card member of the Knights of Columbus 4044 in Chicopee, the John Boyle O’Reilly Club in Springfield, and had previously served as the Chaplin at the American Legion Post 266 in Granby.
John loved Irish music and sports, especially the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. He enjoyed playing softball and basketball in his younger years. He will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of Granby Veterans P.O. Box 60176 Florence, MA 01062 or the Holyoke Soldiers Home Recreation Department 110 Cherry St. Holyoke, MA 01040.