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Michael James Costello Jr

August 24, 1935 — August 26, 2023

Charlotte Court House, VA


Michael J. Costello, 88, of Charlotte Court House, VA passed away on
 August 26th, 2023, on a beautiful, Saturday evening.
 He was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Michael and Isabell Costello.
 He was also predeceased by his sister, Margaret, and his brother in
 law, Bob Flaherty and Ike Reala.

 Mike grew up in Brooklyn, and at the age of 18 he in listed in the
 Army and served in the Korean War with the 82nd Airborne paratroopers,
 from August 1952- 1955.
 Mike was an opportunist that always thought out of the box. He not
 only had many talents but also, many jobs- from owning a hot dog
 truck, soda pop and ice cream pallor to being a butcher.
 He was a skilled mason and later, the owner of Shamrock Construction
 Among many interests, Mike played chess, he liked to hunt and fish,
 play golf and LOVED to read books. Often reading a book daily, and
 even to the end, his mind was sharp as a whip.
 Mike had a great imagination, sense of humor and understanding of
 life; all which remained even during the most difficult of times; he
never held a grudge and always found the good in everyone and in every

 He was an incredible Father, who loved his children, grandchildren, and wife above all else.  He was the beloved husband to Patricia  Costello, cherished brother to Donna Reala, Fran Flaherty and Margaret
 Thomas.  Loving Father to Lisa, Debbie, Michael and Matthew and step
 children, Lisa, Bryan and Tina, devoted grandfather and survived by his nieces, nephews and other beloved family members.

 Mike passed away just 2 days after his 88th Birthday, feeling
 fulfilled with his life, and knowing he was loved by all his family.
 He had a larger than life personality; he lived a full life, one to
 remember and worth celebrating!
 Please leave a memory with your favorite and/or fun memory with Mike.

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