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Joseph A. Costello - 81

2/11/1931 - 3/18/2012

Longtime Chicago Heights, recently of Frankfort

Joseph Angelo Costello, age 81. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Frankfort. 1948 graduate of Bloom Township High School and 1952 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Proprietor of Chicago Heights Distributing, Kankakee Distributing, Champaign Distributing and Co-Founding Father of Vintage Wines. Member of Olympia Fields Country Club, Afternoon Kiwanis Club and the former Chicago Heights Country Club. Husband of 60 years to Marie nee LoBue. Father of Beth Costello, Amy Costello Matheson, Paul Costello and the late Sam (Patrizia) Costello. Grandfather of Vincent Costello De Santiago, Michael and Natalie Matheson. Brother of the late Vivien and John Costello. Brother-In-Law of Jimmy Goodwin. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Wednesday March 21st from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Thursday March 22nd from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Friday 9:15 AM to St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joe’s name to the University of Notre Dame – 1952 Classmate Assistance Fund, Inc. (UND ’52 C.A.F.), 1250 N. Dearborn Parkway, Suite 17E, Chicago, IL 60610. For further service information please call 708-481-3421.


Wednesday March 21, 2012 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday March 22, 2012 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home


Friday March 23, 2012 10:00 AM St. Agnes Church


  • Meredith Finerty

    on 03/21/12

    Dear Marie and Family, So very sad and sorry to recieve the news of Joe on Monday! He was where he loved to be, Notre Dame, and with you. So glad you have wonderful family and friends there to support and be with you at this time. I am sorry to be out of town but you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs, Meredith Finerty
  • Alberto Garcia

    on 03/22/12

    Dear Marie, I just heard the sad news about the death of Joe . My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. This afternoon I will go to St. Patrick's Cathedral here in New York City to light a candle in his honor. With Love, Alberto Garcia
  • Rose M. Crockett

    on 03/23/12

    Marie and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I know the good memories will comfort you forever. Joe was a good man. Sincerely, Rose Crockett (Albert's sister)
  • Joan Bauer

    on 03/23/12

    Dear Marie, So sad to hear about Joe. You and he enjoyed a long and wonderful marriage - remember all the happy times. God Bless and keep you. Joni Bauer
  • Estella Belcher

    on 04/26/12

    My sincere condelences to the family of Joseph A. Costello. Your loved one may be gone from your sight but not from your heart. God will continue to comfort you at this time. 2Chorn. 1:3-4 and Rev 21:3-4.

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