Alfred P. Costanza

December 13, 2006

Alfred P. Costanza
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

ALFRED P. COSTANZA – in Woburn, Wednesday, December 13th. Beloved husband of the late Rose M. (Nicolosi) Costanza. Devoted father of Alfred A. of Peabody, Rosemarie S. Johnson of Melrose and Norma S. Johnson and her husband Paul of Medford. Dear brother of George Costanza of Malden and Richard Costanza of Everett. Loving grandfather of Cheryl Carr, Christopher Johnson, Laura Zubricki, Eric Johnson, Christie Martin and Benjamin Costanza and great-grandfather of Amanda, Victoria, Ashley and Matthew. A funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, December 18th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations may be made in Mr. Costanza’s memory to My Brother’s Table, Inc., 98 Willow Street, Lynn, MA 01901.

OBITUARY:

Alfred P. Costanza, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away quietly on Wednesday, December 13th, at the Wingate Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Reading. The beloved husband of the late Rose M. (Nicolosi) Costanza, he was eighty-eight years of age.

One of three sons of the late Anthony and Stella (St. George) Costanza, he was born in Boston. He attended school in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School in 1938. Mr. Costanza continued his education at the Boston Conservatory of Music where he studied as a vocalist. In addition to his Conservatory training, he also received voice lessons in New York City. Singing was a longstanding tradition in the Costanza household as his father and brother sang as well. Mr. Costanza was an extremely talented classical singer and an ardent fan of opera legend Enrico Caruso. He sang professionally at wedding and funeral ceremonies and sang in church choirs, but his preferred performances were at home and at family gatherings.

In addition to his love of music, he also found pleasure in gardening and dancing.

In 1943, Mr. Costanza enlisted in the United States Army, where he served his country during WWII. During his service, he performed in camp shows and was congratulated by his Colonel for his tremendous contribution in entertaining his fellow soldiers.

Following the war, Mr. Costanza and his beloved wife of fifty-six years, Rose, settled in East Woburn where they raised their three children. He and his family enjoyed cookouts in Kingston, NH, which became a yearly tradition and throughout the years they attended musicals at the North Shore Music Theatre.

After his children were grown, he and his wife traveled to Europe, visited Denmark and vacationed at various weekend resorts in this country. As husband and wife, they shared a very special togetherness

In 1946, he embarked on a forty year career with the US Postal Service. Assigned to the Melrose Post, he worked at the window where he happily and professionally greeted thousands of customers during his tenure.

Mr. Costanza was also a Lifetime Member of the VFW American Legion and volunteered for a number of charities.

He was predeceased by his wife, Rose M. (Nicolosi) Costanza.

He is survived by his children, Alfred A. of Peabody, Rosemarie S. Johnson of Melrose and Norma S. Johnson and her husband Paul of Medford, his brothers, George Costanza of Malden and Richard Costanza of Everett, his grandchildren, Cheryl Carr, Christopher Johnson, Laura Zubricki, Eric Johnson, Christie Martin and Benjamin Costanza and his great-grandchildren, Amanda, Victoria, Ashley and Matthew.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, December 18th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn at 10. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Donations may be made in Mr. Costanza’s memory to My Brother’s Table, Inc., 98 Willow Street, Lynn, MA 01901.

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