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Pauline M. (Sullivan) Costello
March 16, 1929 ~ May 24, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak Street, Hyde Park Thursday morning at 9:00 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Church, Milton at 10:00. Visiting hours will be Wednesday evening from 4-7pm. Interment at National Cemetery, Bourne. Relatives and friends invited.
Pauline M. Costello, a loving and selfless matriarch, passed away peacefully in her Hyde Park home on May 24, 2023. Born on March 16, 1929, in Hyde Park, MA, she was a proud lifelong resident of the community she loved. Pauline was the devoted wife of the late James G. Costello (BFD), whom she married in the 1940s, and together they built a strong and loving family.
Pauline was the proud and loving mother of Daniel (BFD) and his wife Debra of Hyde Park, Eileen Costello of Jamaica Plain, Steven and his wife Lee of Braintree, and the late Michael Costello (BFD). A cherished sister, she was predeceased by her siblings Frederick, Mabel Turner, Edmund, Teresa McGrath, Walter, Robert, and Albert. As a doting "Nana," she showered her 11 grandchildren with love and affection and was a beloved figure to her many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.
A 1947 graduate of Hyde Park High School, Pauline began her working life at the Baker Chocolate Factory. She later transitioned to Kenny Cleaners and served as a bus monitor during the early years of desegregation. Pauline's natural inclination to care for others extended beyond her immediate family, as she took on the role of caretaker for many in her extended family.
Music and dancing were two of Pauline's greatest passions, and she could often be found joyfully dancing the night away. She was an active member of the St. Pius X seniors club, where she forged lasting friendships and enjoyed spending time with her fellow members. Pauline's love for children was evident in her dedication to taking care of them, and she was known for her knack for finding the perfect gifts for her grandchildren.
Kind and loving, Pauline's selflessness knew no bounds. Her generosity and warmth touched the lives of all who knew her, and she will be remembered as a pillar of strength within her family and the Hyde Park community.
Pauline's legacy of love, kindness, and devotion will live on through her family and friends, who will cherish her memory forever.