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Mary Ann (Damico) Costa, 76, of 781 Mohican Place, Meadville, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at home.
Mary Ann was born in Meadville, on July 20, 1940, a daughter of the late Anthony "Tony" Joseph and Mary (Monarch) Damico.
On September 21, 1961 Mary Ann married Guy D. Costa; he survives.
She was an active member of St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society. For many years she volunteered with the annual Columbus Day Dinner. Mary Ann was a prayerful person and very devoted to offering daily prayers for her family and friends.
Mary Ann graduated from Meadville High School in 1959. Over the years she had been employed by the former Talon, Inc., Baskin Robbins, Costa's Pizza and Crawford Central School District. In 2001 she retired from Nutrition Services of Crawford Central School District where she had primarily worked at the Meadville High School Cafeteria. There she became a friend to many co-workers, teachers and students. She was a member of the Italian Civic Club. She volunteered her time and talents with the ARC of Crawford County where she was named Volunteer of the Year in 2004. Mary Ann enjoyed her weekly luncheons with her Aunt Rose. An avid watcher of television, she was given the "Queen of Showtime" Award from Armstrong Cable. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, working crossword puzzles and playing the lottery and well as the daily number. Undoubtedly Mary Ann's greatest joy in life was anything involving her grandsons, Michael, Matthew, Joseph and Christopher. She loved each and every one of her family, but her grandsons were the love of her life. She will be deeply missed.
In addition to her husband, Guy, of 55 years, Mary Ann is survived by two sons Guy Costa, Jr. and his wife Dawn of Edinboro, Bryan Costa and his wife Brenda of Meadville, four grandsons Michael, Matthew, Joseph and Christopher Costa, two sisters Dolores Higham and her husband Dan, Linda Baetzhold and her husband Paul both of Meadville, many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her best friend, Peggy Hahn, of Meadville, with whom she was able to spend much time with the past few years.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents.
Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4-8 at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 22, 2017, with Fr. Philip M. Oriole officiating.
Mary Ann will be laid to rest in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, PA 16335.
Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 19, 2017
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