Costello, Mabel Helen

Mabel Helen Costello
Dec. 17, 1916 – Jan. 19, 2016
Resident of Fremont
Mabel Costello passed away peacefully January 19th at the age of 99. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii the daughter of Manuel and Fremina Baptiste and the sister of the late Antoinette Ferreira and Evelyn Britto. She is survived by her nephew Gralen Britto (Paula Pagano), niece Charlene Cogan, great-nephew Cameron Cogan, and great-niece Holly Cogan. Preceded in death by her husband Stephen Costello.
At the age of 10 her family moved to California from Hawaii and eventually settled in Oakland. She was a graduate of Castlemont High School and during World War II worked at the Oakland Army Supply. After World War II she and her husband moved to San Leandro and remained there until 1971. During this time she was a homemaker and thoroughly enjoyed gardening.
Her parents moved to Fremont in 1970 and she also relocated to Fremont in 1971 to be close to her parents and look after their well-being in their later years.
She once again exhibited her gardening skills and was proud to take care of her yard until recently. She also enjoyed reading the newspaper each day and was well versed on current events. Her neighbors were also important to her and talking to them each day brought her immense joy.
From an early age religion was very important to her. She was sure to go to Holy Spirit Catholic Church each Sunday and found long lasting friendships through her faith.
Several of her family members have been afflicted with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We know that she would encourage her friends to make donations to these causes which have touched so many families.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 25th, from 9-10am and a Chapel Service will begin at 10am at Fremont Chapel of the Roses, 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, CA.

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