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Mary Costello "Galime"

December 8, 1920 — March 22, 2013

Mrs. Mary (Galime) Costello, age 92 of Utica, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital.

She was born December 8, 1920, in San Procopio, Calabria, Italy, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Calaprisco Galime. She came to Utica at 8 years old, and was educated in local schools.

On May 9, 1946 she was joined in marriage to Ralph Costello, a blessed union of 38 years until his passing April 6, 1984.

Mary was a loving and devoted housewife and homemaker to her family. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Frank Gagliano, and Cynthia and Richard Archer; one son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Mary Costello, all of Utica; three cherished grandchildren, Jessica and Chet LoConti Jr., Todd and Grace Costello, and Melissa and Mike Minetos; eight great-grandchildren, Vinnie and Franchesca LoConti, Michael, Mia, Gabriel and Makayla Minetos, and Gianna and Rocco LaBella; two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Madelyn Guidotte of New Hartford, Edith and Richard Tofani of GA, Salvatore Mercurio of New Hartford, and Eugene and Joan Torchia of New Hartford; sister-in-law, Rose Tanzi; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Theresa Torchia and Josephine Mercurio and one brother-in-law, Frank Guidotte.

Her funeral will be held on Monday at 12:00 Noon from The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc. 1122 Culver Ave., and at 1:00 p.m. in St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church. Private interment will be in CalvaryCemetery.

Visiting hours will be held Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at the funeral home.

The family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff of The Presbyterian Home for their care and compassion, and a special thank you to friends Norma and Ardelle.


Monday, March 25 2013

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