Messina Costa


Messina Costa, 95, of Elmwood Park, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.  Born and raised in Paterson, she was a resident of Elmwood Park for the past 50 years.

Prior to retiring, she was a secretary for John T. Costa Insurance Agency for many years.

Beloved sister of Teresa Ambrogio and the late Joseph Costa and John T. Costa.  She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, sister-in-law and cousins.  She is pre-deceased by her parents Anthony and Angelina (Scaramia) Costa.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, September 25, 2021 8:30 – 10:15 AM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson.  

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A woman of strength & beauty. Her chronological age is not representative of her timeless age. Sena was an avid reader, a board game champion, eager to participate in family activities including making pasta from scratch, pounds of meatballs, providei artichoke hearts & gourmet food. She loved The beach at Wildwood, Duncan donuts coffee, fireworks. She never missed a family gathering or herGrand nephew’s sport games or school programs, graduations, birthdays or holidays. A bundle of energy she didn’t mind getting her hands dirty or pitching in to clean up after gatherings. She didn’t complain & always had time to share her experiences & hear about others. She had great insight, a strong character & beautiful smile. I’m fortunate to call her a friend & will miss her. I know you’re with the Angels tonight, rest in peace.
Peg Dimovski
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