Susan Mary (Nadeau) Costello,
of Mansfield, passed away suddenly on August 30th. She was the wife of the late John V. Costello and the late Joseph Morris of Warwick, RI. She was the daughter of the late Charles H. Nadeau and Eleanor A. Nadeau.
Susan left behind a brother, Richard Nadeau and his wife Rita. She was Aunt to Jeffrey, Scott and Randy Ahrendt and had 2 great nieces and 3 great nephews. She was also Aunt to the late David and Gerald Costello.
Susan grew up in Warwick, RI and graduated from Pilgrim High School in 1964 and went on to the University of Rhode Island where she received her bachelors and masters degrees in Early Childhood Education. Teaching was a passion for her and she taught in Warwick from 1969 to 1984 when she left to take care of her ailing husband. She worked part-time in a wholesale jewelry store for a few years.
Susan was very active in her church, St. John the Evangelist. She taught preparation classes for children making their first Holy Communion for many years. Father Marc Tremblay was a special friend of hers and offered her love and guidance.
John and Susan started a scholarship program at North Shore Community College and were very involved and supportive of the school. She also donated to many charities that were close to her heart.
Susan and John traveled extensively and especially enjoyed going to Ireland to visit John’s many cousins and to be surrounded by everything Irish.
Her funeral will be from the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home, 115 North Main St., Mansfield on Friday September 11 at 9am. Followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main St., Attleboro at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 5-8pm. Burial will be private.
In Lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Susan and John Costello Scholarship Fund, c/o North Shore Community College, P.O. Box 3340,
1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923.
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