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Obituary for Betty Jean Costabile

March 27, 1927 – June 7, 2023

Betty Jean Costabile, 96, passed away at Aurora Medical Center in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

Betty Jean Costabile
Betty Jean Costabile

A lifelong resident of Racine, Betty was born on March 27, 1927, the daughter of the late Archie B. and Anastasia (nee: Adam) Cole. On June 26, 1948, she married Joseph A. Costabile at Holy Name Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2000.

Betty was a member of Sacred Heart Church since 1953, where she served on the first Parish Council. She was a dedicated member of The Daughters of Isabella and The Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women since the age of 18. She was a life member of the Salvation Army Board of Advisors and served on the Racine County Commission on Aging and Disability Resource Center. She retired from the Johnson Foundation in 1994 after 23 years of service.

She is survived by three of her four children, John A. (Jeanne) Costabile, Susan E. Costabile both of Racine, Carol (Robert) Thiel of Mount Pleasant, and the late Thomas J. (Lori) Costabile of Union Grove. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her son, Tom; and four brothers and four sisters.


Family and friends of Betty Jean Costabile are invited to meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on June 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for a visitation. A service celebrating her life and a mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ricardo Martin officiating. Her interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum in Caledonia. Memorials have been suggested to St. Monica’s Assisted Living.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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