James J. Costedio
By Space Coast Daily // February 27, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA-James J. Costedio, 80, of Viera, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at Rockledge Hospice House, from complications of Heart Disease and Diabetes.
Jim was born September 16, 1931, in Marlboro, Massachusetts, to Joseph and Medora (Bedard) Costedio. He married the love of his life, Barbara Harmon, of Wollaston, MA, on March 12, 1960.
Jim retired from the United States Air Force after 21 years. He served two tours of duty in SE Asia and logged over 1000 hours of flight as a crew member of the C-47 “Gooney Bird”. After his Air Force career, Jim was employed by New England Telephone and Telegraph for 20 years, before retiring to Viera, FL.
Jim and Barbara devoted their retirement years to the grandchildren they simply adored. Jim will always be remembered for his love of his beloved Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. He always wore a favorite team hat to go with the season.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara; and their children, Kathleen, and husband, Kevin Skope, of Melbourne, FL, Marie, and husband, Steve Perry, of Miami, FL; their grandchildren, Ryan and Deirdre Skope. His favorite nephew, Billy Meyer, his wife, Carole, of Yardley, PA; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at Ascension Catholic Church, 2950 North Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32935, with Military Honors.
A reception for family and friends will follow immediately after the service.
Jim’s final internment will be held at The Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod, MA, at a private ceremony to be held later this Spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be sent to the Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or to the charity of your choice , in his memory.
Arrangements by Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, 5400 Village Drive, Viera, FL 32955.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR MEMORIES AND EXPRESS YOUR CONDOLENCES IN THE COMMENT BOX BELOW.