COSTIGAN, Edward T.- Of Chelsea, March 6th. Devoted husband of the late Marie E. (Proctor). Brother of Mary Coombs of Wilmington and the late Helen, William, John and George Costigan. Lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Theresa Grimaldi and her late husband Guy of Chelsea as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Wednesday, March 11th at 9:00 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 10:30 AM. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Late United States WWII Army Veteran and retired Boston Police Officer.
Born in Boston 93 years ago, Edward passed away at the Woburn Rehabilitation Center where he had been receiving supportive care. Raised and educated in East Boston, Edward was inducted into the United States Army in January of 1945 where he received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal as well as the World War II Victory Medal. After serving his country, he returned to East Boston, where he met his future wife, Marie. After marriage, the couple settled in Chelsea. For over 25 years, Edward was a Boston Police Officer, mainly serving in the South End and Dudley stations. After retirement, he enjoyed wintering in Florida, walking the beaches both there and locally. A fan of the horses, he could always be found at Suffolk Downs.
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