O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Phyllis Costello

Phyllis A. Costello, age 71, of Carrollton, NY died unexpectedly, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 shortly after being admitted to Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY.

Born on May 7, 1940 in Salamanca, NY she was the daughter of the late William & Dora Guidiccio Pascarella. She was married on April 30, 1960 in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Carrollton to Benjamin Costello who survives.

Mrs. Costello was employed as the Church Secretary at St. Patrick's Church in Limestone, NY. Previously, she had been employed at Clark Bros. in Olean, NY, Prospect Elementary School in Salamanca, NY, and as a Secretary for Hank Mountain, William Mountain, and Joseph Nevins

She was a member of the former St. Peter's Church, Carrollton, NY, St. Patrick's Church, Limestone, NY, it's Altar & Rosary Society, Parish Council, she taught religion classes, helped with the St. Patrick's Church Lawn Fete, she was a former Cub Scout Coordinator, and was a former treasurer for the Prospect PTO, AARP..

Surviving besides her husband are: 4 sons, Karl (Thomas Marino) Costello, Warren, PA, Kevin (Ann) Costello, Warrenville, IL, Michael Costello, Carrollton, NY, Christopher (Stephanie Santospirito0 Costello, Carrollton, NY; a daughter, Lisa (Ed) Cockburn, Limestone, NY; 7 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by 2 sisters, Marion Pascarella and Dolores Pascarella.

Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday morning at 9 A.M. in St. Patrick's Church in Limestone, NY with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, NY.

The family suggests memorials to Catholic Charities, % St. Patrick's Church, Limestone, NY

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com, or posted to facebook.com/onofh.