Carole J. Costello

Date of Passing:

June 18, 2023

Carole J. Costello, 77, passed away on June 18, 2023 at Sebastian River Medical Center. She was the wife of Charles Costello. They shared 57 years of marriage together.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Herbert and Rita Reed. For 22 years, she performed office management duties at Brown University. She originally worked in the German department and ended up working in the American Civilization department.

She was a member of the East Providence Jr. Women’s Club, The First Presbyterian Church of Sebastian, the Quonset / Davisville Navy Yacht Club, the East Providence Community Chorus, and The Silvertone Chorus. She enjoyed singing, boating, cruising, and sailing. She was loving, outgoing, friendly, and caring. She was also known for being able to have a conversation with anyone that she met.

Carole is survived by her husband Charles; her son Carl Costello (Laurie); her three grandchildren: Justin Costello, Ashley Costello, and Amber Costello (Jonathan Frazier); her five great-grandchildren: Mason Frazier, Everley Frazier, Jackson Frazier, Isabella Costello, and Scarlett Costello; her siblings: Joan Kaya (Louis), Janet Gausland, and Edward Reed; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her son Christopher Costello, and her brother Bob Reed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Sunday August 6, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 12-2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay Street, Providence, RI, 02905 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. To my mother in law Carole it took me a long time to think of what I would say we are all still grieving.Carl and I will miss you forever our lives and our children’s and our grandchildren’s lives will never be the same. Trying to explain to the little ones why great grandma Costello did not come home from Florida this year breaks my heart we tell them she is with the angels in heaven looking down at all of you with love in her heart giving you all kisses from above. I keep thinking that you are going to walk through the door or when Charlie calls me on the phone and says Laurie Bell I keep expecting to hear your voice I will forever remember our last phone call. We all will miss you very much!! Forever in our hearts ❤️ Until we meet again my kind,, sweet , loving mother in law who never gave me a dull moment through out the years my children will always remember the fun and crazy times they spent with you.
    Love always your daughter in law Laurie

  2. Carole’s bright spirit cannot be extinguished. It lives on in every soul she has touched. I am so sorry for your loss. Look for her in the dew drop on a morning leaf or a sunray filtering through your window.

  3. Dear Charlie, It is with such deep sadness that we send sincere our condolences to you and your family. Carole was a lovely, happy, caring lady. We felt honored and touched by her friendship. We didn’t see her often enough but when we did, she left a smile on our faces and a warm spot in our hearts. There will never be ‘another Carole’.
    In Sympathy and Love,

  4. Dear Carole

    Our last memory of Carole, Joan, and Janet were at our wedding last August 20,2022 . We remember Carole, Janet, Joan And Michael D’Ambra all blowing
    bubbles and enjoying them being happy. I and Kathy were happy you all came to our wedding last year. We will always remember you in our prayers and life .

  5. That is such a beautiful picture of her. It really captures who she was and how happy a person she was all the time

  6. My sympathy to the whole Castello family. I am so sorry for your loss Especially to Janet who I know will miss her like crazy period I remember a couple of times when we went out singing and she just made us laugh so bad she enjoyed it so much. Fly with the angels.

  7. To Charlie, Joan, Janet, Eddie and the entire Reed and Costello families: What a bright, shining star has been extinguished with the death of Carole, my favorite cousin (as she would remind me whenever we spoke!) I loved her through and through for her interest in really wanting to know what others’ lives were all about…the good and the bad…for she had lived through some of each in her time. Carole was that rare diamond of a person who shared her care, compassion and empathy with those she loved and celebrated life, always. Bob and I share in your great loss of this wonder-filled, joy-spreading woman.

  8. Our condolences to all family members of Carole. She was a delight to be with and we enjoyed her company in the few years we knew her and Charlie here in Sebastian. Carole loved to sing! Her and I sang in Silvertones. We hope she keeps singing in her heavenly home 💜

  9. Life without you “Carole” will never be the same. 😥

  10. My condolences to all the costello family. Aunty Carole you will be missed by so many here in Sebastian FL and in Rhode Island. You are the reason me and my family live in Sebastian now. I have many memories with you and uncle Charlie. We loved listening to you sing at the tiki bar even if you were a little off tune. I did make one of your Chorus concerts, I wish I could have seen your last concert. You had so many friends and you could talk to anyone and learn all about their lives in the 10 minutes you spoke with them. Happy you and Aunty Janet got to meet baby Reed. I will miss your laugh. Love Rita

  11. So sorry to hear of Carole’s passing my thoughts and prayers are with the family

  12. Carole and I were “songsters” together in our church choir and also the Silvertones chorus. She was such a ray of sunshine and I will truly miss her company. LOVE and HUGs to you my friend.

  13. My grandma, the brightest happiest soul you could’ve ever encountered. Any time she was around it was full of laughter. I’m proud to say she was my goofy silly grandma. I can’t believe your gone. My life will never be the same. You were one of those people that loved everyone you met. Your light was so bright you were one of a kind. I will miss getting your silly phone calls to check on me and the kids. I will miss you calling me at 9am to be the first person to sing happy birthday to me or my kids. I will miss your laughter & how you were able to make friends with complete strangers. I had fun every time we were together. I wish I could’ve talked to you one last time but I know right now you are with uncle chris looking down on all of us smiling. Rest easy my sweet beautiful grandma I love you

  14. We have lost a Very Sweet Friend, every get together she was the life / light of the party !
    Your Friends
    Barbara and Tony Figuried

  15. Carole was a ray of sunshine! She will be sadly missed. 😥 so so sorry

  16. I got to know Carole thru Janet Gausland, our Peter Pan friends.
    We loved to go to Sebastian on our Getaways and she and Charlie would meet us at Captain Hirams, and Earls Hideaway, Our favorite
    Hangouts! Carole was a alot of fun. We love you and will miss you🙏💕💕

  17. Aunti Carole was such a happy soul who loved being around others! When I first met her about 15 years ago she and uncle Charlie, on a family vacation to Florida with her niece Rita, welcomed me into her home with open arms! She was always so much fun to be around and always had a big smile! She will be missed so much, by so many! Xoxoxoxo

  18. Dear Janet…my sincere condolences to you and your family

  19. I’m so happy that Janet and I were with you during the last two weeks of your life. You were so happy to see us and said how much you appreciate it I ❤️ love so much. Now you will be with Christopher with open arms. You will be missed so much. After all, it was always the three sisters. You’re loving sister Joan

  20. I knew Carole since Kindergarten !! She was a sweetheart ,always smiling ! Our families spent a lot of time together ! SUCH SAD NEWS !I feel she is reunited with her son,parents and Bobby ! Love you sweetheart !

  21. Janet you were so blessed to have Carole for a sister. Although I didn’t know her long she was always the life of the party when we went out. I’m so sorry you loss such a caring and loving sister.

  22. To the Costello family…we are deeply sorry for your loss. Carole was like family..she watched me grow up from a child and I was lucky enough to have her watch my children grow up and she loved us all❤️ and how she loved Frank too. The neighborhood will never be the same. We will miss her greatly❣️

  23. I still can’t believe my sister Carole has left us. I love her dearly. We were Irish twins so close. She can never be replaced. You will always be in my thoughts. RIP my lovely sister
    Love you

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