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New Rochelle's Maria Costa Dies at 85

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Maria B. Costa, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died March 28. She was 85.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1927 in Nardodipace, Italy to the late Rocco and Maria Maiolo. In 1942, she married Larry Costa and together they had six children.

Costa is survived by her husband, her daughters Stella Smith, Maria Mosiello, Bianca Raines and Rose Vinci, her sons Anthony Costa and Cosmo Costa, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday at Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Beauchamp Chapel in New Rochelle. The funeral mass will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church in New Rochelle. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Rd., Ste. 300, Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591.

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