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Obituary: Joyce L. (Desso) Costello, 1937-2016

Published January 25, 2016 at 4:00 a.m.
Updated January 25, 2016 at 1:20 p.m.

Joyce L. (Desso) Costello
  • Joyce L. (Desso) Costello

Joyce L. (Desso) Costello, 78, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2016. She was born at home in Winooski on September 25, 1937 to the late Wilfred and Mildred (Viens) Desso. She attended Winooski High School. Joyce married Irving P. Costello on October 4, 1974. She was employed for many years by Saga at Trinity College. She enjoyed crocheting, puzzle books, reading, bingo, gambling at Foxwood, and above all else she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially playing cards, BBQ's and Holiday parties.

Left to Cherish her memory are her daughters; Lisa and husband Kevin Boutin, and Tammy Costello, grandchildren Justin Boutin, Andrew Boutin, Cheyenne Mobbs, and Megan Packard, siblings; Rev. Leo Desso, Ruth and husband Richard McMahan, Norman Desso, Claire Whitaker, Jacqueline and husband Thomas Whitaker, and Leonard and wife Cindy Desso, brother-in-law Gene Marchall many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Irving, her parents, sister Elaine Marshall, and sister-in-law Dorothy “Pat” Desso.

Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Friday January 29, 2015 at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St, Winooski, Vt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Saturday January 30, 2015 at St. Pius X in Essex. Donations in her memory may be made to the Vermont Foodself. Condolences may be shared at

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