Jean Marie Costanza

December 21, 1930October 7, 2021

Jean Marie Costanza, age 90, of Oneonta, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

Jean was born December 21, 1930 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the daughter of Louis and Marie (Wayson) Larsen. She married Alfred Costanza on December 30, 1950.

Jean was employed for many years as an admissions clerk for AO Fox Hospital, Oneonta, retiring in 2001. She spent time volunteering at the gift shop when she was able.

She enjoyed taking bus trips and socializing with neighbors at Peaceful Flats in the card and bingo clubs. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

Jean is survived by her children, Alfred of Oneonta, Jim of Binghamton, and Louis and Audrey of Davenport.

She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and her siblings.

There will be no calling hours.

A funeral mass for Jean will be held Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St Mary's Church, 39 Walnut St, Oneonta.

Jean will be laid to rest in Davenport Cemetery, Davenport.

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made in her name to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Costanza family.


  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 15, 2021


Jean Marie Costanza

have a memory or condolence to add?

Louis Costanza Jr

October 15, 2021

Aunt Jean had a great big smile she donned for every memory I can recall of her , and it was so nice to see every single time. I feel terrible for her son's loss.
She had a really sharp mind, and the best mental demeanor that I ever knew. I never knew an Aunt Jean who was angry, or disgruntled, harboring grudges or even getting caught in rumination!
It stuck with me about her poise, the way that she mentally went forward with life showed so much balance and understanding for what matters. For the rest of my lifetime I will always remember Aunt Jean

Lucy Robertson

October 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Jean for many years at Fox Hospital. She was such a joy to work with. She was always so cheerful. We had many good laughs over the years. She also was a great friend. My thoughts and prayers go to her family.

Wendy Fisher

October 12, 2021

I am sad to hear of Jean’s passing. What a lovely lady! She bought my Mom’s small organ and she told me she enjoyed playing it. I worked at Fox when Jean worked and volunteered there. May you all keep your memories close as well as sharing them with others. God bless.

Pamela Harris

October 12, 2021

I met Jean when I was working in the same department at Fox Hospital. Always smiling, laughing. I am so thankful I got to know her. My heart goes out to the family. May God give you peace and comfort.