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Anne L. (Otten) Costello

Anne L. (Otten) Costello, 81, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and friend passed peacefully, in the company of family, at her home on Friday May 23, 2014.

Anne was born in New York, NY April 30, 1933 daughter of  the late Brig. General William C.  and Carolyn C. (Wohlow) Otten. After her mother’s passing, she became the step daughter of Billie Jean Otten. She married the late Vincent “Mickey” Costello in 1959, soon to be blessed  with two lovely daughters, Simantha and Kim.   

In life Anne was known for her creative passion, adventuresome spirit and zest for life. A lover of the arts she graduated with Masters from Columbia University and The University of New Hampshire, and had a fulfilling career teaching art. Above all else, the purest expression of Anne’s spirit could be found in her art work and well tended friendships. 

A teacher until the very end, she will be missed for her unconditional love of life and her unquenchable thirst for learning and teaching. 

Anne is survived by her two children, Simantha (Costello) MacLeod of Newburyport, Kim (Costello) Lesko and her husband Jim of Gloucester; her brother and sister in law Thomas and Marion Costello of Briarcliff Manor NY; many nieces; nephews great nieces; great nephews and truly special friends. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you commit a random act of kindness on behalf of Anne: buy a child an ice cream cone, place a flag on a veterans grave or shovel the steps of an aging neighbor. 

A celebration of Anne’s life will be held on Saturday July 12, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm at the 1640 Hart House, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. A private  burial will be  held at a later date.

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