Posted By: Nettie Mae (email)
Date: 11/29/2023 at 14:48:50
Source: Catholic Messenger, Jan. 1, 1887 Page 8 Column 5
The funeral of Mr. Costello, whose death we noted last week, took place on Thursday, says the DeWitt Democrat, at the age of 59. The remains were encased in a handsome draped broadcloth casket with full satin lining and mounted with massive silver handles.
At 9 o'clock a.m., the family took a last leave of the affectionate husband and father, after which the pall bearers, Messrs. P. Flannery, M. O'Hern, M. Kelley, E. Quigley, John Quigley and M. Brady, conveyed the remains to the hearse and thence to St. Joseph's church. A Requiem Mass was then sang, with Father McGinnis of Quigley as celebrant assisted by Fathers O'Dowd, of Charlotte; McNamara of Toronto and Maher of DeWitt. The sermon was delivered by Father McGinnis and after the burial rite of the Church had be chanted by the Fathers, the procession wended its way solemnly to the last resting place in the Catholic cemetery, followed by a vast concourse of friends. The last rite at the grave was read by Father Maher, after which the grave was closed and the friends returned.
Mr. Costello was known as a kind husband, an affectionate father, a good neighbor and an honest upright citizen. Nothing shows better the high esteem in which he was held by those who knew him than the large attendance of his old neighbors from Clinton and Welton, near which places he had at former times resided, and who with his numerous friends he made during the short stay among us, will always remember him and wish him Rest in Peace.
Clinton Obituaries maintained by John Schulte.
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