October 9, 1935 – May 28, 2018
In loving memory of Joseph Philip Costa, born 10/9/1935 and died 5/28/2018 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Pamela and 10 children: Carol Costa Marshall & spouse Andrew, JoAnn Peragallo & spouse John, Bobbi-Jo Foss (deceased), Toni Smith & spouse Jerry, Patty Hoppe & spouse Dave, Michelle Costa, Gina Guarante & spouse Joe, John Evans & spouse Andrea, Robert Evans, Lisa Keller & spouse Gregg; 27 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 2 brothers Anthony Costa & spouse Lynn, Philip Costa, and their children.
Joe was truly a giant among men. The patriarch of our family, a man with a generous heart, a strong moral compass, and a compassion for others. He was a man of ethics and principals and because of him his children were raised strong and independent but with a belief in God as well as an earn it attitude of “where there is a will, there is a way”.
We are blessed to call this inspirational man husband & father, and the world was blessed and is much better for this great man.
We are thankful for this gift in men and he will always be in our hearts, our minds, our very being. Now and forever. We love you!
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Quinn-Fogarty Funeral Home, 192-15 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11358 followed by the military honors and committal service at Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, 172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research or any charity of choice.
- Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2018
- Committal Service Wednesday, June 6, 2018