John F. Costello formerly of Malden and Tyngsboro, MA

1932 - 2022


November 1, 2022
3-6 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home


November 2, 2022
11 A.M.
Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsborough

John F. Costello, 90, of Malden, MA passed away unexpectedly at Lowell General Hospital on Monday, October 24, 2022. Born in Nashua, NH he was the son of the late John F. Costello Sr. and the late Eleanor (Bradley) (Costello) Ouellett. Jack, as he was called by family and friends, was raised in Forge Village and Chelmsford, MA graduating from Chelmsford High School in 1950.

He was employed by Raytheon Co. Equipment Division /Manufacturing in Waltham for 31 years before retiring in 1993. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Massachusetts National Guard and then the United States Army. He later joined the Army Reserves in 1970 where he served with Special Forces Airborne (Green Beret). At his time of retirement, he was the rank of Sergeant First Class.

Jack formally lived in the town of Tyngsboro for 25 years where he served on the School Committee for 4 years and the Town Clerk of Elections for many years.

In his spare time Jack loved to read, watch movies and listen to music. He also was into Genealogy, spending countless hours working on his family ancestry. He wrote for the Lion’s Pride Chelmsford High School Alumni Association Magazine updating news for his Class of 1950. Later in life he looked forward to the gatherings with his former high school classmates, but mostly enjoyed family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter Cheryl A. Costello of Dracut, MA, grandson Sean P. Costello of Somerville, MA, and granddaughter Kaleigh O. Costello of Windham, NH. A brother Robert Costello of Sarasota, FL and sister-in-law Barbara Costello of Port Orange, FL, and several nieces and nephews. He was the husband of Evelyn P. (Odell) Costello who passed in 1980. Jack was the father of the late Mark J. Costello of Hudson, NH who passed away on February 21, 2021.  He was the longtime companion to Judy McLaughlin of Malden for 33 years until she passed in 2019.



Visiting hours are Tuesday November 1, 2022 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA.  A Graveside Funeral will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 11:00 am at Memorial Cemetery in Tyngsborough, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041 Guestbook at

2 Condolences for John F. Costello formerly of Malden and Tyngsboro, MA

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    Laura Costello


    Jack was one of the sweetest, kindest, most gentle people I have ever met. He welcomed me into his family and always treated me warmly. I will always remember his enthusiasm for telling a story and the love he showed his grandchildren. He will be missed, but the lovely memories of him will live on in all of us. Rest in peace. Thank you for touching my life in a profound way. – Laura Costello

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    John Friberg


    Sorry to hear of the passing of John. I served with him in the 11th Special Forces Group. A very professional soldier. John F.

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