Joseph Michael Costanzo

obit website costanzoRichmond-  Joseph Michael Costanzo of Richmond, Maine died 5/21/2023 at home peacefully after a long illness.Joseph was born in Haverhill, MA on Sept. 03, 1950 to Vincent Joseph and Angelina (DeFazio) Costanzo.

Joseph  was in the Navy for  four years.  He was a bookkeeper during his early career, where he met his wife.  He held many jobs later on, working for his brother, and then the school system in Raymond, NH until finishing up with the USPS.  He worked hard his whole life until the age of 67; then retired to Maine with his wife and dog in 2018.

Joe was a lifelong supporter of many charities (faithfully / monthly) with a love for the Jewish faith as his Messiah is Jewish.  Donations will continue through his wife in his name.  He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family.  He loved challenging his wife to trivia games, as well as His many dogs, over the years.   Exploring Maine was to be his retirement.  Mostly, he enjoyed his home.

Joseph was predeceased by his parents.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years Marybeth Costanzo, children; a daughter Justina Russo, of Middleton, NH with son-in-law Matthew Russo, four grandchildren, son Matthew Costanzo, of Ossipee, NH, and Christopher Costanzo of Bath New York, sisters Cathy Lash, of Maryland, Rose Morrill of Merrimac, MA, Mary Spaulding of Haverhill, MA, brothers Tony Costanzo of Haverhill, MA and Vinnie Costanzo, Jr. of Litchfield, ME.

There will be a graveside ceremony at 11am on Wednesday, 06/07/2023 at the Richmond Cemetery on Main St. for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph’s honor to the New England Cancer Specialists , 105 Topsham Fair Mall Rd., Topsham, ME  04086, or the Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Lane, Lewiston, ME  04240