Jesus Costa, 96, of Howell, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born in Caldebarcos, Spain and came to the United States in 1951, settling in Bayonne. Jesus moved to Howell in 1986 for his retirement. He served in the Spanish Navy as a cook. Jesus retired as a maintenance man for the Woolworth Building in New York City in 1986 with over 25 years of dedicated service. He attended St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Freehold and was a former member of the F & AM Masonic Lodge #751, La Universal in Manhattan. Jesus was a world traveler with his wife and especially enjoyed their cruises. He insisted on being home in the summertime to enjoy his pool and garden but above all, his family and friends. Remember, “A life is a life.”
Jesus was predeceased by his brother, Jose Costa. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gloria Costa; two children, Linda Brusotti and her husband, Alex of Manchester, and Henry “Hank” Costa and his wife, Patti of Maplewood; six grandsons, Adam Brusotti and his wife, Melissa of Howell, Matthew Brusotti and his wife, Allison of Houston, TX, Kevin Brusotti of Manchester, Justin Costa and his wife, Katie of Leverett, MA, Todd Costa of Springfield, NJ, and Dylan Costa of Maplewood; 5 great grandchildren, Jonathan, Christina, Adrianna, Nora, and Annie; siblings, Carmen, Ermitas, and Miguel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:00 AM funeral service on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the funeral home. Entombment will be private in Woodbridge Memorial Gardens. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Jesus’ name may be made St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 33 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, NJ 07728. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.