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Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home

145 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ

OBITUARY

Theresa M. Costa

April 14, 1927March 7, 2020
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Theresa (Terry) Costa (Manturi) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 7, 2020 at her home of in Livingston NJ. Theresa was born in Orange NJ in 1927. Raised in West Orange, NJ she was one of ten children born to Patrick Manturi and Concetta Lombardi Manturi. In 1952, she married Joseph M. Costa and they settled in Livingston where she resided for the past 62 years. She and her husband were members at St. Philomena Parish.

Theresa was active in Cusillo, RCIA, the Rosary Society, St. John’s soup kitchen in Newark and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Barnabas Hospital for many years. She was also a member of Livingston AARP #3663, the Thursday Seniors and enjoyed bowling with the Livingston Church Women’s League at Hanover Lanes.

After raising her four children Theresa and Joe began traveling with friends and family and visited many places both here and abroad. She enjoyed cooking, babysitting and trips to Mount Airy, but her greatest joy in life was her family and spending time at home with each one of them. Volunteer work at Inglemoor Nursing Home eventually led to a career in home caregiving for several clients.

Theresa was predeceased by her husband Joseph and is survived by her four children. Janet (Costa) Gorman and her husband Paul; Joseph Costa and his wife Lyn; Irene (Costa) Fiory and Theresa (Costa) Burguillos and her husband Richard. She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren Kimberly and her husband Brian, Jacquelyn and her husband John, Gregory and his wife Lisa, Christopher, Kevin and Paul; and great grandchildren whom she loved and adored – Nicholas, Luciana, Francesca and Dominic. Theresa is also survived by her sister Alberta (Betty) D’Ambrosia, of Manchester, NJ, Jeanne Kernan of North Carolina, Patrick Manturi (her oldest nephew) who was raised as a brother, and Ninfa Costa (sister-in-law) of Livingston, NJ as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from Quinn-Hopping Funeral home in Livingston on Wednesday, March 11th, from 4 to 8 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philomena Parish on Thursday March 12th at 10am. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Theresa’s memory.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Danielle DeRose

March 12, 2020

I always loved visiting Aunt Theresa (and Uncle Joe)'s house with my grandparents when I was a girl. To ease my shyness, Aunt Theresa would always offer me sweets. I remember she once told me I had "heart-shaped nostrils". She will be truly missed.
May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with the Costa family as he welcomes Aunt Theresa into eternal peace and salvation in Heaven.

Barbara & Al Romanus

March 9, 2020

Terry was a woman full of life, love and energy. She has left so many happy memories with my family. Her contagious laugh coupled with her hysterical stories of experiences only she could explain will be missed. Peace at last for Terry and God bless the family. Forever in our hearts.
Barbara & Al Romanus

Maggie D’Amico

March 8, 2020

My memory is one of love of her family, laughter and faith. May she Rest In eternal Peace in the arms of our lord. ❤️❤️❤️

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