RICHARD COSTELLO & CATHERINE FAHEY | According to documents obtained from the South Mayo family Research Center the marriage of Richard Costello & Catherine Fahey, my G/gp's, occurred in 1828 in the vicinity of Ballindine/Claremorris in Co Mayo Ireland. In the following years til 1856 there are baptismal/marriage records for 7 known children. There may have been other children as the last child was, Edward, bap: 1856. (See comments below) Some of the names are familiar, as I recall from conversations with my father & these folks may have come to NYC, USA. Note the attached documents.| |PIX: Ireland Records|
| | RICHARD COSTELLO m: CATHERINE FAHEY 1800 IRE-1887 IRE b:/d: IRE | |*** PATRICK COSTELLO m: ? | bap: 1829 IRE-? | |*** MARY COSTELLO m: ? | bap: 1838 IRE-? | |*** MICHAEL COSTELLO m: CATHERINE RUSH | 1838-? 1846-? | |*** BRIDGET COSTELLO m: PATRICK BOYLE | 1846-? 1840-? | |*** JOHN P COSTELLO m: MARY MULLAHY | 1848 IRE-1922 USA 1848 IRE-1930 USA | | | |* MARY ANN COSTELLO m: FRED A GURNEY | | 1869 IRE-1941 USA 1869-1941 | | | |* MICHAEL E COSTELLO m: MABEL LILLIAN HODGES | | 1871 IRE-1956 USA 1881 IRE-1955 USA | | | |* JOHN P COSTELLO Jr m: NOT | | 1873-1958 | | | |* MARGARET E COSTELLO m: NOT | | 1875-1936 | | | |* KATHERINE E COSTELLO m: NOT | | 1876-1933 | | | |* RICHARD F COSTELLO m: LOUISA ERINA FIORANI | | 1879-1944 1882-1949 | | | |* SARA M COSTELLO m: HARRY GEB | 1887-1972 1884-1963 | | |*** THOMAS RICHARD COSTELLO m: BRIDGET JOYCE | 1850 IRE-1900 USA 1850 IRE-1886 USA | | | |* CATHERINE COSTELLO m: FRANKLIN HIBERT | | 1875-1918 | | | |* MARY COSTELLO m: NOT | | 1877-1897 | | | |* EDWARD COSTELLO m: NOT | | 1879-1881 | | | |* JOHN PATRICK m: MARTHA ANNE HAGGERTY | | COSTELLO 1885-1972 | | 1881-1966 | | | |* THOMAS RICHARD m: JOHNNA LOUISE HANSON | | COSTELLO II 1882-1934 | | 1883-1972 | | m: KATHLEEN McKENNEY | | ?-? | | | |* BRIDGET COSTELLO m: JOHN ROURKE (?NR?) | | 1886-? ?-? | | | |* ELLEN COSTELLO m: Not | ?-? | | |*** EDWARD COSTELLO m: ? | bap: 1856 IRE-? | |*** ?OTHERS?
THE JOHN P COSTELLO & MARY MULLAHY FAMILY
Both from Co Mayo, Ireland, John P Costello, 24 June 1848-24 April 1922 (73 years old) & wife Mary Mullahy, April 1848-1930 & family all lived in Franklin MA at 17 Union St .>>>.|PIX: Family Gravesite|.>>>. a McKenzie's mill employee .>>>. spent their early USA years in CT .>>>. John Jr, Margaret & Catherine were b: there (?) .>>>. Richard & Sara were b: Franklin MA .>>>. while Mary Ann & Michael were b: Co Mayo, Ireland. .>>>. in the 1880 USA Census; John & Mary are both 30 years old; 6 of the kids are under 12 yers old & are either at home or in school .>>>. (no 1890 National Census) .>>>. in the 1900 USA Census; John is 50 years old while Mary is 51 years; both, as well as their parents, are noted as born in Ireland; Michael, a clothing salesman, is listed as b: Ireland; while John Jr, a book keeper, Margaret, a dry goods sales person, and Catherine, a woolen mill worker, are listed as b: CT (?). Richard, a boat saleman, & Sara, in school, are b: in MA; Mary Anne is not living with the family, she's off someplace, married. This record states that John & Mary arr. USA, 1872, had been in the USA 28 years; both spoke English but could not r/w it .>>>. in the 1910 USA Census: the family is living at 17 Union St, John is 60 years old, Mary is 61; they had been married 41 years; all of their children are living; they both arr. USA, 1873 (?); he, a laborer, was doing grading work; she a home maker; both can r/w English; the kids: Michael, b: Ireland is an employer-clothier; John Jr, b: MA (?), is an employer-retail store; Margaret, not employed, was b: RI (?); Catherine, a retail grocery store book keeper, b: RI (?) & Sara, a law office steno, was b: MA. .>>>. 1920 USA Census states John arr USA, 1871 (?), naturalized 1873; while Mary arr. USA 1872, naturalized, 1873; both able to r/w English; both age 72 & 73 respectively, neither working; owned their own home free of mortgage; children at home, then: John, Margaret & Catherine all working, all unmarried .>>>. 7 Kids:
THE CHILDREN of JOHN P COSTELLO & MARY MULLAHY^
Mary Ann Costello, 1869 Ballindine, Co Mayo, Ireland-1941 USA .>>>. at age 23 years, m: on 7 June 1893, to Frederick Albert Gurney, an engineer, then age 27 years from Blackstone MA, 1st m: for both, by MJ Lee, Franklin Clergyman; his p: Albert-Kinsy & Emma F (Gunn) Gurney .>>>. both interred in the Costello Family gravesite, St Mary's RCCem, Franklin MA....|Costello/Gurney "tree"|....|Notes: More Mary Ann|^
Michael E Costello, 15 May 1871 Ballindine, Co Mayo Ireland-1956 USA .>>>. lived at 29 West St & Alpine St, Franklin MA .>>>. described as "tall & rugged" .>>>. obtained his USA citizenship 22 October 1896 .>>>. a Boston Rubber Co employee, at one time .>>>. m: Mabel Lillian Hodges, .>>>. she b: 1884 in Ireland; described as "charming, stylish & beautiful" aka 'Lil'.>>>. as noted in the 1920 USA Census: he: 47 years old, she: 36 years; he arr USA 1872, she, 1892 (prob); both naturalized, 1896; owned a mortgage home; both could r/w English; she employed as a housewife, he: clothing store keeper "working on own account".>>>. children: Michael E Jr 2011 OBIT, Jane Mernard et al .>>>. served as USPS Postmaster at Franklin MA for the period 16 February 1937-31 March 1952, appointed by David I Walsh .>>>. both interred in the Costello Family gravesite at St Mary's RCCem, Franklin MA.|See: INS USA Citizenship doc| ^
John Patrick Costello Jr, July 1873 CT USA-1958 MA .>>>. in the 1920 USA Census, he is a Franklin resident, 46 years, single, b: MA (record conflict), employer retail clothing salesman .>>>. later in the 1930 USA Census he was the proprietor of an ice-cream parlor & candy store in Franklin MA (but was not given to provide free ice-cream or candy to pestering, noisey young cousins from Boston); owned an $8000 home without radio; 56 years old; single; tall & skinny; unmarried sisters Margaret & Catherine are living with him .>>>. John m: not, but had a lifetime relationship with Edna ____ (radio be damned) .>>>. interred at St Mary's RCCem, Franklin MA in the Costello Family gravesite.|WW1 Draft Registration Card: Reported as tall with grey eyes & black hair; b: 8July1873, 45 years old; resided at 11 Union St, Franklin MA; self employed| ^
Margaret E Costello, January 1875 CT(?) USA-1936 MA .>>>. 1920 USA Census states: 44 years old, b: MA (record conflict), unmarried, a book keeper wage earner for a retail market .>>>. 1930 USA Census much the same: living with her brother John; 54 years old; unmarried; book keeper .>>>.interred at St Mary's RCCem, Franklin MA in the Costello Family gravesite.^
Katherine E Costello, August 1876 CT USA-1933 .>>>. 1920 USA Census states: 43 years old, b: 1876 MA (record conflict)-1933 MA, unmarried, a book keeper wage earner for retail grocer .>>>. 1930 USA Census little change: older, 53 years; unmarried; living with brother John; book keeper .>>>. interred in the Costello Family gravesite, St Mary's RCCem, Franklin MA.^
Richard Francis Costello .>>>. m: Louisa Erina Fiorani, 1904 .>>>. he: b: 8 July 1879 Franklin MA .>>>. bap: 8 July 1879, St Mary's RCCh Franklin MA, Priest: J Griffin, Sponsors: Daniel Gallagher, Margaret McGruddy .>>>. confirmed in the same church: 14 October 1890 .>>>. d: 1944 .>>>. USPS mail carrier, aspired to be Franklin's Postmaster; painterly artist, works survive with family members ` .>>>. she: b: 9 Febrary 1882 Franklin MA, homemaker, church organist, Morse Theater piano player, Dean Jr Col Orchestra Conductor.>>>. lived on Dean Ave .>>>. 6 kids, all accomplished musicians with marvelous senses of humor who had Sunday afternoon "jam sessions" .>>>. d: 1948; both interred in the Costello Family gravesite, Franklin MA.|PIX| .>>>. her p: Ralph (RR overseer) & Santina Fiorani, both b: in Italy. .>>>. in the 1920 USA Census: the family lived in a rented home on Dean Ave; he was 40 years old, she: 37 years; both could r/w English; he: wage earning USPS mailcarrier, she: homemaker, all 6 kids were living at home, all b: MA. .>>>. In the 1930 USA Census: the family resided on 81 Union St at $45/mon rent & had a radio; he: 50 years old, she: 47 years; he: 24 years when 1st m:, she: 22 years; his p: b: Irish Free State, hers: Tuscany Italy; he employed as a USPS letter carrier, she, church & theatre musician; all of the kids are living at home except Tony who is off at the USArmy Military Academy, West Point NY. |More on Richard & Louisa|^
Sara Magdeline Costello, b: 8 February 1887 Franklin MA USA, d: 1972 .>>>. bap: 13 February 1887 St Mary's RCCh Franklin MA, Priest: FM Mulcahy, Sponsors: James Murry & Mary Gallagher .>>>. m: Harry Geb, owner Franklin Yarn Co, no kids .>>>. "she was a tall Costello" .>>>. given to "elegant stylish hats" .>>>. "in church, always sat near the front" .>>>. scrapbook shetch artist in early life school.>>>. known as Aunt Sadie .>>>. both interred in the Geb Family gravesite, St Mary's RCCem, Franklin MA |PIX: Gravesite| |PIX: Aunt Sadie's Scrapbook, ~1900|
Lucille Marie Costello m: John Vincent Curran Jr 1919-2007 1918-2000 Ann (Nancy) Kathleen/Katherine, b: 1946/d: 12 November2004/2005, massive heart attach; m: 1969, Philip Curry Clare Erin Chad Paul Jerome/Gerard, m: not, 4 April 1951-February 2006, d: suddenly, in Los Angeles, nearly 55 years old, probable heart problem Richard Francis (Chug) Costello Jr m: 1935, Eileen Molloy 1907-1997 1911-1995 Terrence Michael Costello m: not 1937-1995 Paul Kevin Costello m: 1970, Emilia Dinunzio, 1938- 1945- Jaime Costello, m: 9/2002, Greg Foster, 1976- Katie Foster, 2004- Ben Foster, 2007- Kevin Costello, 1981- Dennis B Costello m: 1976, Joan Remini 1945- 1953- Caitlin M Costello, 1982- Brian R Costello, 1986- Normando (Tony) Antonio Costello m: Frances P Simonds 1905-1985 1911-1988 George Simonds Costello 1934-1965 Clare Page Costello b: 1936 Ann Marshal (Toni) Costello b: 1944 Erin Costello 1950-1968 Raphael Fiorani Costello m: Helen F Beaudette 1910-1991 1917-1994 Linda Marie Costello, b: 1 Mar 1939 6 children Richard Paul Costello, b: 13 May 1940 Robert Emmett Costello, b: 11 Jan 1943 3 children Brian Francis Costello, b: 14 Jul 1947 d: 14 Sep 1991 3 children Sara (Sally) Louise Costello Cupaka, b: 22 Apr 1953 2 sons John Alden Costello m: Linda Schabe 1912-1996 ?-? Audna Kathleen, b: 3 Apr 1938 2 sons Clare Louise Costello m: Donald Whiting Harrington 1917-1998 1918-1943 m: Edmund J (Ned) Keefe 1918-1990 Donna Clare Harrington, b: 1943, m: Henry Strok, 1965 Craig Alan Strok Gavin Michael Strok Kendall Newcomb Strok Julie Ann Keefe, b: 1948, m: E James Fordyce, 1972 Laurel Louise Keefe, b: 1953, m: John Herron Jaden Herron Trevor Herron *NOTE: 2010* Hilary Marie Keefe, b: 1958 m: Richard Albert Lucas, 1980; b:14-August-1956 Gregory Edmund Lucas; b:22-October-1983 Mark Richard Lucas; b:10-May-1987 Evan William Lucas; b:21-April-1989
CHILDREN of RICHARD FRANCIS COSTELLO & LOUISA ERINA FIORANI:|^|
Lucille Marie Costello, b: 15 Dec 1919 .>>>. bap: 1 January 1920; RCfhc: 11 June 1927; conf: 28 April 1933 m: John Vincent Curran, 18 July 1945, all at St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA; she lived next door to Aunt Sadie for decades .>>>. dau. Ann (Nancy) Kathleen, b: 4 Sep 1946, d: Nov 2005, age 58, massive heart attack, was m: to Philip Curry, 1969, 3 kids: Clare, Erin & Chad) .>>>. son Paul Jerome, b: 4 Apr 1951, d: 2006, m: not.
Richard Francis (Chug) Costello Jr, b: 20 October 1907, Franklin MA, a lifetime resident .>>>. bap: 3 November 1907, St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA .>>>. Grad/FranklinHiSch, 1931 .>>>. Georgetown Univ School of Foreign Sv grad .>>>. founder: Costello Real Estate Co, Franklin MA .>>>. served as VA housing appraiser throughout MA for the federal govt .>>>. m: 1935, Eileen L Molloy,, 1911-1995, 3 kids .>>>. d: 7 November 1997, interred w/Eileen at St Mary's RCCem, Franklin MA.
Terrence Michael Costello, Georgetown Univ grad, b:/d: 14 February 1937 / Oct 1995 .>>>.bap: 7 March 1937; RCfhc: 1944, both at St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA.>>>.From an old friend, Nina Stage Santoro in 2012: I was a high school classmate, neighbor, and friend of Terry Costello. Since I lived on Garfield St., Terry and I frequently walked to Franklin High together. We also attended many dances, he was a wonderful dancer.>>>. interred at St Mary's RCCem, Franklin MA,
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Paul Kevin Costello .>>>. b: 29 December 1938 .>>>. bap: 29 January 1939 & conf: 6 May 1961, at St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA, grad Franklin High, served in USNavy .>>>.Broker/Owner, Costello Reality Inc, Franklin MA |PIX: Business Statement| .>>>. m: , 1970, Emilia Dinunzio, former AA flight attendent, b: 1945-, .>>>. 2 kids: Jaime Costello, 1976-, m: Greg Foster, 9/2002, new mother, 2004, Katie, 2004- & Ben, 2007-; & Kevin Costello, 1981-.
Dennis B Costello, b: 1945 .>>>. m: 1976, Joan Remini, b: 1953, .>>>. Managing Partner, Triathlon Medical Ventures, Cincinnati OH;... |PIX: Business|....>>>. grad: FranklinHiSch, 1963, USNavalAcademy & 'B'School at Harvard .>>>. resides: 11601 Sablewatch Ct, Cincinnati OH 45249 .>>>. dau. Caitlin M , b: 1982.>>>. son: Brian R, b: 1986....|Dennis Data| |Dennis Data2| |Dennis Data3|
Normando (Tony) Antonio Costello b: 19 Jun 1905; bap: 19 or 26 June 1905 at St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA .>>>. Grad: Dean Academy, USMilAcademy/West Point NY, USArmy War College; attended Dartmouth College .>>>. appt to USMA by Sen David I Walsh, MA .>>>. aide to General Patton, ETO, during WW2; .>>>. d: Nov 1985, Richland Co, Columbia SC;.>>>. SSN: 031-30-1322 .>>>. m: Frances P Simonds, 16 June 1933 at the USArmy War Col; b:/d: 9Nov1911/15June1988, also d: in Columbia SC; SSN: 053-38-5644.|^|up|
From the Class of 1930- register of Graduates of the USMA, West Point): #8759 Normando Antonio Costello: B-MA 19Jun05; Inf: OPD WDGS 42-44; CO 346inf & 319inf T-M 44-45 (SS-BSM; NWC49; CG 7thDiv 58-61; ChMAAG Italy 61; Ret 64 MG; Comp WmPToole Inc Ins & RealEst 64-74; D-ColumbiaSC 22Nov85 . Graduated, as a 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, 273 in a class of 299 in 1930 at West Point. His first assignment was at Brooks Field, TX as a student officer at the Air Corps primary flying school from 15 October 1929 to 25 February 1930. His second assignment, beginning 25 February 1930 was at Ft Sam Houston TX with the 9th Infantry.|PIX: The General|
|PIX: Cadet Costello @ USMA/West Point|
|PIX: Norman (Toni) Costello Military Citations|
|PIX: Patrick Kennedy Note|
George Simonds Costello, 1934-1965 .>>>. From an OCS & Vietnam War friend: "He & I attended Army OCS together. George was a Company Commander in the First Infantry Div, South Vietnam. He was killed in an ambush"; " he loved to play the piano", " George was kind, fun loving and quite frankly did'nt want to be in the army".
From the Army records: Costello, George Simonds; HI; b: Thursday 4 Sep 1934 (Washington DC); married ; from Ft Shafter HI; Army; Captain (Reserve); SN: 05312112; MOS:1542; Start of Viatnam Tour: Saturday 25 September 1965; Date of Viatnam Casualty: Tuesday 21 December 1965, Age: 31 years; Casualty Type: hostile, died, multiple fragmentation wounds, body was recovered; Country: South Viatnam; Religion: Roman Catholic; The Wall: Panel 04E- Row 032.
Prior to OCS entry, served as Sgt E-5 RA inf hvy wpns, Ft Benning GA; served in Korea; had 2 years Col Civil Eng; was brn eyed, brn haired, 6'1" tall, 168 lbs
|See Doc: Service Record|
Clare Page Costello, b: 26 Oct 1936
Ann Marshall (Toni) Costello, b: 27 May 1944
|PIX: Toni Family Letter|
Erin Marie Costello, Aug 1950-19 Nov 1968
Raphael Fiorani Costello .>>>. b/d: 13 Jun 1910 / 7 Sep 1991 .>>>. bap: 26 June 1910, St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA .>>>. played the bass violin.>>>. m: Helen F Beaudette, 4 September 1938, St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA, b/d: 6 June 1917/13 November 1994 .>>>. 5 kids: Linda Marie, Richard Paul, Robert Emmett, Brian Francis, (b:/d: 14 July 1947 / 14 September 1991; "NAM" vet) & Sara (Sally) Louise.|^|up|
|PIX: Family Gravesite|
John Alden Costello .>>>. b:10Aug1912, d:1996; bap: 22August1912, St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA .>>>. a pianist .>>>. m: Linda H Scharfe , aka Linda Lee at St _____, Oakmont PA, 6July1935 .>>>. dau, Audna Kathleen, b: 3Apr1938.
Note from Audna Costello Baier, July 2007. "I found the Costello website quite by accident, but I thought you might like to correct/add to John Costello's info. John, my father, married my mother after they met while touring with a band (I think it was Artie Shaw's). My father was the pianist and my mother, known as Linda Lee, was the vocalist. Her legal name was Linda H. Scharfe. Both she and my father died in New Jersey in 1995 and 1996 respectively. I married Donald Baier at St. Joseph's RC Church in West Orange, NJ, in 1959, and had three sons, Donald Jr., born in 1960, Christopher J., born in 1963, and Brad R., born in 1973. Donald Sr. died in 2003." "I'm grateful for your efforts in keeping track of the Costello's down through the years. Audna Baier"
Clare Louise Costello b:/bap:/conf:/d: 16 Dec 1917 / 30 December 1917 / 28 October 1930 / 11 Dec 1998 (80 years old) .>>>. m: Donald W Harrington 10 February 1943 at St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA (he: b/d: 1918/1943, WW2 KIA, 1943, USAAF, SOPAC; 1 dtr: Donna) .>>>. m: 6 Oct 1946, Edmund J (Ned) Keefe, b/d: 28 Sep 1918 / 16 Jan 1990, USArmy veteran, Insurance Business Agency; [his father Tom Keefe, Undertaker & Insurance Business Owner, & friend of JPCostello, also an Undertaker in Boston] .>>>. Long time Franklin resident .... was described as tall, slender & beautiful .... lived at 38 Daniels St .... 80 years old .... 1935 Franklin HiSch grad .... attended Dean Academy .... was a violinist .... avid Red Sox & Bruin's fan .... once assisted her cousin Mary Costello DeNapoli in getting a job at the Franklin Sentinel Press .... member of: St Mary's RCCh (Franklin MA), St Mary's Catholic Womens Club, Legion of Mary, principal of St Mary's CCD School, and the Franklin Alden Club .... wheelchair bound 15 years post stroke .>>>. interred w/Ned at St Mary's RCCem, Franklin MA.
Donna Clare Harrington, Franklin, MA; b: 27 Dec 1943 .>>>. bap: 16 January 1944 & conf: 30 June 1957, St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA .>>>. m: Henry Strok, 22 August 1965 at StMary's, (President of Keefe Insurance, a Company started by Thomas Keefe & built up by Ned Keefe) .>>>. 3 kids: Craig Alan Strok, Gavin Michael Strok & Kendall Newcomb Strok.
Julie Ann Keefe, b: 7 Mar 1948 .>>>. bap: 28 March 1948 & conf: 22 May 1960 at St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA .>>>. business writer & editor .>>>. m: E James Fordyce, 1972, a retired epidemiologist.
Laurel Louise Keefe, Concord NH .>>>. b: 22 June 1953 .>>>. bap: & conf: at St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA on 12 July 1953 & 10 April 1965, respectively .>>>. m: John Herron, 17 June 1978, St Paul's, Colorado Springs, CO; 2 kids by her 1st m: Jaden Herron (m: Sarah Ann Faasse, 15AUG2009, Acton MA) & Trevor Herron .>>>.4th grade teacher at Broken Ground School.>>>. resides in NH.
Hilary Marie Keefe, Franklin MA .>>>. b: 3 February 1958; bap: 16 February 1958, conf: 10 April 1969 & m: 25 October 1980 to Richard Albert Lucas (b: 14August1956) all at St Mary's RCCh, Franklin MA .>>>. 3 kids: Gregory Edmund Lucas; b:22-October-1983; Mark Richard Lucas; b:10-May-1987 & Evan William Lucas; b:21-April-1989
(COMMENTS FROM ABOVE): Brother Edward has been identified, as follows: Baptismal Record: "21 Sept 1856-Edward of Richard Costelloe and Catherine Fahy sp-James and Catherine Mullaney --Kilbeg Malone-- Fr Peter Reynolds" The source is the Claremorris parish records-Film # 1279207. The place where Edward was born is Kilbeg Malone, a townland, in the Poor Law Union of Claremorris, Civil Parish of Kilcolman; Barony-Clanmorris. Apparently Kilbeg is about a mile from the main town of Claremorris-north.
Ed-The parish records come from Claremorris main church, which is St. Colemans. In the years of the records, apparently there were different sub churches within that same parish. Since St. Colemans is the main church in Claremorris, assume that is where they are. I wrote to Fr. Gleeson there @ one time, and he sent me a typed copy of the actual handwritten records,(that included only the page of My ggrandfathers baptism date) that I got through the LDS. His address was just--Fr. Gleeson-P.P., Claremorris, CO. Mayo, Ireland. There was not a specific church in the address, and assume it is ST. Colemans. Have I confused you further?? Janet.
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