Theresa Kelly Costello - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Theresa Kelly Costello

Born August 24, 1929

Theresa Kelly Costello, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Theresa was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 24, 1929 and was a daughter of the late John Kelly and Helen Schwartz Kelly. In addition to caring for her home and family, she worked as an early childhood paraprofessional for many years until her retirement in 1995.

Theresa was a longtime and active member of Holy Family R.C. Church, the Newark Senior Center and the Terrace Athletic Club. In her leisure time, she enjoyed completing crossword puzzles. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Theresa was happiest in the company of her beloved family whom she adored.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph William Costello, a son, William F. Costello and her sisters, Josephine Kinkaid, E. Rita Kinkaid, Helena Gallagher and Lucille Coates. Theresa is survived by her children, Theresa Mary Salsbery of North East, MD, Kathleen Patricia Costello of Gainesville, FL, Joseph W. Costello, Jr. of Newark, John Joseph Costello of Middletown and Timothy Andrew Costello of Nottingham, PA; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Theresa’s name may be made to Local #542 IUOE, District 5 Retirees Club, 4268 N. DuPont Hwy., Townsend, DE 19734.


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  • I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a loving woman and I am Glad she was Joseph Grand Mom & my mother in Law. May she Rest in Peace with Big Joe.

    Love you all & ur in our prayers,