Andrew Costa

November 6, 1940May 6, 2018
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Andrew L. Costa age 77 of Jensen Beach, FL and Holiday City West, Berkeley Twp. died Sunday May 6th. He retired in 1997 as the Chief of Police of Maywood after 28 years of service. He graduated from the FBI Academy for Policemen, Quantico, VA. and William Paterson University, Wayne. Andrew was a Viet Nam Veteran serving in the Army and a life member of the American Legion, Jensen Beach and Maywood. He was a Parishioner of St. Maximilian Kolbe R. C. Church, Berkeley Twp. Born in Jersey City, he was a 35 year resident of Maywood. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Agnes Costa, his sister and brother in law Rose and Joe Palmisano and his brother in law Richard Heagen. Surviving is his wife of 54 years Joan, his 3 children Drew Costa and his wife Cherri of Kentucky, Joellen Manfredo and her husband Michael of Flanders, Nancy DeMott of Pine Beach, his sister Ann Heagen of Berkley Twp., 7 grandchildren Erica, Timothy, Bryan, Daniel, Teddy, Milo and Giada, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visiting will be Wednesday from 3-8 pm at the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home 26 Mule Rd. Toms River. A funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.


  • Visiting Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Nancy Joyce (Villano)

May 10, 2018

Andy was a good friend to our family for many years. I will remember him as a kind man with a warm smile. God Speed to Joan and his children during this very difficult time. RIP Andy <3

Richard Becker

May 9, 2018

My condolences on your loss. I remember working with him on my Fingerprinting merit badge back in the early-70s and on the Volunteer Rescue Squad from 1979-80.
My father was an Auxiliary Police officer and worked with him then also

Robert O'Brien

May 8, 2018

My condolences to the Costa family at this most difficult and trying time. May he rest in peace.

Pattie Church

May 8, 2018

I am so sad to hear of Andy's passing! He lived next door to me on Demarest Place in Maywood at one time. I was some what of a teenage rebel then. I was in an argument with one of Maywood's police officers who did not like me. He threw a book at me and me being a little rebel threw it back at him. Mr Costa was in the room at the time and when asked if he saw what I did, he replied I didn't see anything. He smiled at me as he knew I was right. My parents and I thought the world of him. God bless his soul and his family. Such a wonderful man.