Madeline Costantino

October 23, 1935October 11, 2020

Madeline Costantino, 84, formerly of Forked River, completed her life’s journey on October 11th, 2020, after a long struggle with post COVID 19 complications and dementia.

Married to beloved late husband Charles 59 years, Sept. 17 1960 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Brooklyn, NY. Charles passed from COVID 19 on April 11th, 2020.

Mr. and Mrs. Costantino were residents of the NJ State Veterans Home at Menlo Park when they fell ill with COVID.

Born October 23, 1935 to Josephine (Oliveri) and Vincent Riccio in Brooklyn New York.

Madeline grew up in Red Hook, and graduated with honors from Prospect Heights HS in 1953.

She worked as a secretary for the Small Business Admin in Manhattan prior to becoming a stay at home Mom.

The couple moved to Staten Island in 1964 and were parishioners and volunteers at St. Joseph-St. Thomas for many years. Mrs. Costantino was a volunteer secretary in the Parish School Office. As a Community volunteer, she served several years as Secretary for the Prince’s Bay, Pleasant Plains, Richmond Valley Civic Association.

The Costantinos retired to Forked River New Jersey in 1998. Madeline was a former Parishioner of St. Pius X. She was a member of the Choir and Rosary Altar Society.

Mr. & Mrs. Costantino were long time members of the Lacey Democratic Club and held County Committee seats for many years.

Madeline enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, travel and treasured her grandchildren.

A devout Catholic, Madeline made pilgrimages to Fatima, Portugal, Lourdes, France and The Vatican, Rome, Italy.

She is survived by a daughter, Regina Discenza (Frank), Forked River, a son, Charles Jr. (Sylvia), Holmdel. Four grandchildren: US Navy Ensign Louis Discenza, Christian Discenza, Craig and Amanda Costantino.

Brother William Riccio (Sharon) of Ft. Myers Florida, Sister in law, Marilyn Costantino, Bayshore, NY, Brother in law, Robert Hug, Sr. and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Joint Mass of Christian Burial will be held for both Madeline and Charles at St. Thomas RC Church, Pleasant Plains, Staten Island at 10:30 am on Friday October 16, 2020.

Burial to follow at Cemetery of the Resurrection Staten Island.

In lieu of flowers, Mass cards or memorial donations to the Salesians of Don Bosco, Attn: Fr. Steven Ryan, SDB, 174 Filors Lane, Stony Point, NY 10980 would be appreciated.

Eternal rest grant unto Charles and Madeline, O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.

Many thanks to the staff of JFK Medical Center, Edison and the staff at Community Hospital Toms River that cared for my Mom over 63 days since April 21, 2020


  • Mass of Christain Burial

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020


Madeline Costantino

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Patricia Critchlow

October 15, 2020

May you have memories for comfort, friends for support, and faith to ease your sadness. With deepest sympathy.

Pat Critchlow

Linda Blackburn

October 12, 2020

Madeline and my late Mother, Helen Jordan, lived together at the Menlo Park VA facility in the Stars and Stripes Section for several years. They shared many enjoyable recreation activities together. Mrs. Costantino was always warm and pleasant. I know she was a good friend of my Mom.
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Linda and Ron Blackburn

Jean Bunker

October 12, 2020

My Father had moved my family to California in 1946 from Rome NY. I was born the following year in California I really didn't get to meet my cousins in New York families didn't travel much back than.
I meet Madeline and Charlie when I lived in Maine, I was invited to another cousins wedding, I was in my forties. How excited I was to meet my cousins for the first time.
Since than we had meet several times me traveling to New York showing me the sites, or them coming to California taking them to several sites.
You both will be missed but I will remember all of the memories.


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