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Celebrating the life of
Yolanda Teresa Costa
September 20, 1920 - June 21, 2018
Loving and devoted Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Monday, July 23, 2018
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church
  • 3 West Ridge Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31411

  • 598-7242

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Costa family for the loss of your dear loved one. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “1 Thessalonians 4:14” and “John 5:28,29” help you get through this most difficult time.

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My thoughts go out to you, Bill and Mal, and I pray for you, your mother and family as you journey through this difficult time. Love, Brooke

Brooke Bass, Savannah, GA

May the friends and family of Mrs. Costa find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, , CT

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

We are saddened to hear of Aunt Yolanda’s passing. She was immensely proud of her family and a joy to speak with. We will always have wonderful memories of Aunt Yolanda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Cathy and Otto

Cathy and Otto Amato, Syosset , NY

Bill,Sandy and families. We are extremely sad to hear of Aunt Yolanda’s passing. She was the last of the line and in a way it marks a milestone for our family. Please accept our deepest condolences and let us know if we can be of any help in this sad time.

Bill Trudy Kristan Amato, East Northport , N Y

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Dear Bill and Mal, Jay and I are sorry for your loss. Your Mom was fortunate to have your devoted care while she lived in Savannah. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Jay and Jeannie

Jay and Jean Ahrens, Savannah, Ga.

Dear Bill and Mal, we are so sorry to hear of Yolanda's passing...she was such a wonderful lady...we loved her. I'll bet she and Sal are having a great time speaking to each other in Italian....they had such a good time together...It was a joy watching them laughing and teasing each other. We also want to commend you on the love and care you gave to her during her time here in Savannah. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Gerry and Lou

Gerry and Lou Molella, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sad to read this, I loved you so much Yolanda. My friendship with you was so special and you were a very dear and close friend to me and Bennny, you treated us like family. I hope you see him on this new journey. You were so loved and blessed. You will be missed. Thank you for going to church with me and calling me friend. God bless your sweet family that also loved you to the moon and back. Your friend , Delores

Delores Benedict ,, Columbus, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. This difficult time will soon get better, death is only temporary. At 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26 death will soon be removed for good an that will be a wonderful time.

Kay F, Savannah , Ga

Yolanda Teresa Costa, born at her family’s home on Leonard Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on September 20, 1920, died on June 21, 2018 following a short illness in Savannah, Georgia, where she lived for the last nine years.

The devoted daughter of the late Antoinette Maria Massoliti and Michael Amato, Yolanda was a lifelong devoted Catholic, who attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church as a child, Sacred Heart in East Meadow, NY where she raised her family, and most recently Blessed Sacrament Church in Savannah.

She was the youngest daughter and the last surviving child in a family of eleven children.   Predeceased by her husband of more than 50 years, Joseph Costa, she is survived by a family on which she doted,  her twin sons, William Costa (Meredith Welch) of Savannah and Santo Costa (Jean Anne) of Cary, NC; five grandchildren, Melissa Costa (Larry Gross) and Joseph Costa (Belen) of Cary NC, Tony Costa (Amanda) of Franklin, MA, Megan Costa (Rudi Wirth) of Winchester, MA, and Ellen O’Sullivan (Adam) of London, England;  nine great grandchildren, including twins born just a month ago, a great great grandson as well as numerous nephews and nieces and their children, who have remained in close touch with their beloved Aunt Yolanda.

An accomplished executive assistant, Yolanda worked in Nassau County, NY for Holly Patterson Home as secretary of admissions and for the community college as secretary to the bursar. She will be remembered for the memories she loved to share of growing up in a tight knit Italian immigrant family, for the blankets she crocheted and the meatballs and gravy that were her specialty.

Her family is grateful to the loving caregivers who have graced her last years, most especially Linda Bell and Ethel Padgett, and to the many kind staff at Buckingham South. A memorial service in Savannah and an internment at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, Long Island will be held at a later date.

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Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Costa family for the loss of your dear loved one. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “1 Thessalonians 4:14” and “John 5:28,29” help you get through this most difficult time.

, ,

My thoughts go out to you, Bill and Mal, and I pray for you, your mother and family as you journey through this difficult time. Love, Brooke

Brooke Bass, Savannah, GA

May the friends and family of Mrs. Costa find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, , CT

Candle tribute lit by Linda Bell — Arkansas

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

We are saddened to hear of Aunt Yolanda’s passing. She was immensely proud of her family and a joy to speak with. We will always have wonderful memories of Aunt Yolanda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Cathy and Otto

Cathy and Otto Amato, Syosset , NY

Bill,Sandy and families. We are extremely sad to hear of Aunt Yolanda’s passing. She was the last of the line and in a way it marks a milestone for our family. Please accept our deepest condolences and let us know if we can be of any help in this sad time.

Bill Trudy Kristan Amato, East Northport , N Y

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Dear Bill and Mal, Jay and I are sorry for your loss. Your Mom was fortunate to have your devoted care while she lived in Savannah. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Jay and Jeannie

Jay and Jean Ahrens, Savannah, Ga.

Dear Bill and Mal, we are so sorry to hear of Yolanda's passing...she was such a wonderful lady...we loved her. I'll bet she and Sal are having a great time speaking to each other in Italian....they had such a good time together...It was a joy watching them laughing and teasing each other. We also want to commend you on the love and care you gave to her during her time here in Savannah. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Gerry and Lou

Gerry and Lou Molella, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sad to read this, I loved you so much Yolanda. My friendship with you was so special and you were a very dear and close friend to me and Bennny, you treated us like family. I hope you see him on this new journey. You were so loved and blessed. You will be missed. Thank you for going to church with me and calling me friend. God bless your sweet family that also loved you to the moon and back. Your friend , Delores

Delores Benedict ,, Columbus, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. This difficult time will soon get better, death is only temporary. At 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26 death will soon be removed for good an that will be a wonderful time.

Kay F, Savannah , Ga


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