Thursday, December 29, 2011

Esther M. "Peggy

Wellsville, NY - Esther M. "Peggy" Costello, 82, of 2776 Brimmer Brook Road died on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born December 23, 1929 in Wellsville the daughter of Charles and Marcella (Gibbons) Tait. On February 9, 1946 in Wellsville she married Robert W. Costello who predeceased her June 17, 1999.

Peggy was a lifelong resident of Wellsville and attended Wellsville High School. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed reading and loved her dogs.

She is survived by two sons, Robert M. (Betty) Costello of Wellsville, William A. Costello of Columbus, Ohio, five daughters, Sandra J. Carlin of Rushford, Carolyn A. Costello of Charleston, SC, Donna J. Baker of Pennfield, Barbara J. (Gary) Jordan and Cynthia L. Costello both of Wellsville, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Richard Tait and two sisters, Florence Schrlau and Louise Cole.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Thomas Roman as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. i am truly sorry for the family's loss

  2. I did not have the pleasure of meeting your mom.. but through your devotion to her.. I feel like I have known her for years. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have met her before she passed.