Joan Costa

joan costa

May 31, 1928 ~ December 20, 2023

Joan Costa (Nee: Brady), age 95, of Englewood Cliffs, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday December 20, 2023. Born in the Bronx, Joan spent her early life in West Hempstead, Long Island. A graduate of Mount Saint Agnes College in Baltimore, Joan then met her late husband Vincent Costa and moved to New Jersey. Joan was a homemaker, wife and mother, raising her family in Englewood Cliffs. Beloved wife of the late Vincent Costa for over seventy years, their one-of-a-kind love has been an inspiration to all. The kindest woman, deeply devoted to her family and friends, especially her unconditional love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joan was beautiful, radiant, had impeccable taste and was always willing to lend an ear. Joan had a deep sense of faith, and lit up every room with her beauty, style and grace.

Loving mother of Catherine & her husband Thomas Caporale and Michael & his wife Celine. Predeceased by her father and mother John and Catherine Brady. Adored "Nanny” of Caitlin & her husband Robert Benson Jr., Thomas Caporale, Chloe & her husband Jacob Chadwick and Gianna Costa. Cherished great-grandmother of Vincent & Patrick Benson and River Chadwick.

The family will recieve their friends on Tusday from 4-8 pm at the Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street Fort Lee. The funeral will leave on Wednesday 10 am for the celebration of her funeral mass in Holy Trinity RC Church (Fort Lee). If so desired, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105-9959.


Mass: December 27, 2023 10:30 am

Holy Trinity R C Church
2367 Lemonie Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: December 26, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: December 27, 2023 11:45 am

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your mother was an incredible woman, and her loss is truly immeasurable. She will be remembered for her kindness, love, and the joy she brought into the lives of those around her. I have many fond memories of my Aunt Joan with her warm smile, caring nature, and I know she will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Let's take this time to honor your mother's memory and cherish the moments we all shared with her. Rest in Peace Aunt Joan. Love, your niece, Jill

  2. Truly an amazing woman who lived a remarkable life. I feel so lucky to have met her and am blessed that she welcomed me into the family.

  3. My dear Aunt Joan, I will miss you so much. You were always there for the best memories of my life. Your beautiful loving ways will be missed so much. You were loved by everyone who meet you. Thanks for always being there for me. I love you and I will be sad with you gone but glad you are with Uncle Vinnie and your parents and my Mom.

  4. Joan’s passing is difficult for her children. I joined the family in 1961. 4 Brothers, 2 sisters – everyone with spouses and houses filled with children. As the years went by life happened, they have all passed away – I’m the last of the original 12. I can honestly say they were some of the happiest & most memorable years of my life being part of this extraordinary Costa family. Joan left a legacy of love & kindness. A life well lived. My condolences. Vickie Costa.

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