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L. Elisabeth Costigan Obituary

L. Elisabeth  Costigan
L. Elisabeth Costigan

June 19, 1924 - July 4, 2018
Born in Troy, New York
Resided in Guilford, Vermont
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Guilford - L. Elisabeth, “Betty” Costigan, 94, of Jackson Road died Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health.

Betty was born in Troy, New York on June 19, 1924 the daughter of Thomas and Emma (Messerle) Burns. She was raised and educated in the Albany/Troy area attending Saint Joseph’s Parochial School, and was a graduate of Vincentian High School later attending the College of Saint Rose in Albany.

She had been employed at Northfield Mount Herman School working on both the Northfield and Gill campuses. She retired at age 80 following over 17 faithful years at the school. Previously Betty worked for 17 years in administrative offices for the State University of New York Morrisville campus.

A devout Catholic, she was a communicant of Saint Michael Roman Catholic Church in Brattleboro. For several years shed was a volunteer at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital working in the transportation Department.

Betty enjoyed gardening, reading, small animals and time shared with her family. She had the gift of finding beauty in everything and was known for being very appreciative and thankful.

She was first married to Peter George Honczar who is deceased. She later married Donald Costigan who predeceased her in 1991.

Survivors include her daughter, Suzan Brunswick of Guilford with whom she made her home, a grandson, Dale Brunswick also of Guilford and a host of friends.

Betty was predeceased by one son, Peter George Honczar, Jr. and her beloved son-in-law, Lee Brunswick.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial will take place in Baker Cemetery in Guilford.

Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 6 P.M.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to, Saint Brigid’s Kitchen Renovation Fund, 47 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.




Atamaniuk Funeral Home
40 Terrace St.
Brattleboro, VT US 05301
Thursday, July 12, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
St. Michaels Catholic Church
48 Walnut Street
Brattleboro, VT USA 05301
Friday, July 13, 2018
11:00 AM
Baker Cemetery
Wetherhead Hollow Road
Guilford, VT US 05301
Friday, July 13, 2018
12:15 PM


Brigid's Kitchen
47 Walnut Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Funeral Service