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6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Geraldine “Geri” Ellen Costello

06/13/1935 — 12/22/2017

A close-up photo of Geraldine "Geri" Ellen Costello smiling

Geraldine “Geri” Ellen Costello (nee McCoy), age 82 of Perry, passed away December 22, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 13, 1935 in Eastlake to the late Harry and Belle McCoy.

Geri was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with family and friends and she loved animals.

She is survived by her children, Anthony (Gina) Costello, Gregory (Angela) Costello and Patrice (Ken) Avsec; grandchildren, Gavin, Melina, Gianna, Justin, Maya and Austin; siblings, Jim, Tom, Jack, Ella and Kathleen.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Vincent J. Costello; siblings, Patricia, Marge, Betty and Ceal.

Memorial Mass will be held at 10 AM Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Cyprians Parish, 4223 Middle Ridge Rd, Perry. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street, Mentor.

Burial at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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6 Replies to “Geraldine “Geri” Ellen Costello”

  1. Karen & Mike Tarasco December 26, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Dear Tony, Greg, Patrice and families,
    Sending our deepest sympathy to you all. Aunt Geri was so special to all of us and will be sorely missed. May all the wonderful memories and special moments help bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Love you guys.
    Karen & Mike Tarasco & family


  2. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Tony, Greg and Patrice and families. Geri was a very down to earth, sweet lady. Keep her in your hearts and she will watch over you always. She will be missed.


  3. What a wonderful charity to pick. Will certainly donate. And Monkey, youve got your Mama’s eyes!


  4. Patrice, Keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear this. Please take care and give Austin a big hug.


  5. Harry Schweitzer December 29, 2017 at 2:26 am

    My wife and I boarded our dogs with Geri and Vince for over 20 years. Geri was always so loving and caring towards the dogs. She was also a good friend. I always enjoyed talking with her when we dropped off or picked-up our dogs. She had a good heart and will be sorely missed.


  6. Jodee McCurdy (Daley) December 31, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Tony, Patrice, Greg and families,
    I’m very saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. You know that she was a mother to me during some crucial young adult years and left such an impact on me. She’s one of the strongest and most loving women I’ve been blessed to know and I’ll carry a piece of her with me always. May 2018 bring you peace and healing. She will be watching over you. I miss you all too.


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