Sister Mary Elizabeth Costello, I.H.M.


Sister Mary Elizabeth Costello, I.H.M., who served at St. Ann Elementary School in Nyack for three years, died June 26 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 88.

Sister Mary Elizabeth taught at St. Ann, 1973-1976. She also served in Binghamton, Syracuse and Manhasset, and in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina.

Born in Syracuse, she entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1949 and professed final vows in 1955.

She received a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in middle school education, both from Marywood College, Scranton.

Her brothers, Edward, David and Raymond; and her sister, Theresa, survive her.
The Funeral Mass and graveside service were private due to Covid-19. Burial was in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pa.