Dolores “Sis” Costello

Dolores “Sis” Costello
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Dolores Marie “Sis” Costello, nee Juen, 92 of Belleville, IL, born September 20, 1923, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, October 23, 2015, at Dammert Geriatric Center, at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Costello was a three-time Life Master and member of the American Contract Bridge League.  She was a past president and a 50 year member of the St. Clair County Women’s Club and was also a past president and member of the St. Clair County Legal Auxiliary.  She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, St. Clair Country Club and Missouri Athletic Club.  “Sis” will be remembered for her love of music, dancing and life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, The Honorable David William “Bill” Costello, whom she married on April 15, 1950, and who died on May 1, 2008; her parents, William C. “Toots” and Edna Marie, nee Eckhardt, Juen; two sisters, Edna Mae (Benjamin) Emge and Lillian “Babe” (William) Crotty; a son-in-law, Douglas E. Dusek; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Juen and Elaine Brady; and a brother-in-law, Robert E. Costello.

Surviving are a daughter, Colleen M. Dusek (Michael B. Atkin) of Belleville, IL;
two grandchildren, Jana M. (Brian R.) Gregorek of O’Fallon, IL,
and Neil A. Dusek of Belleville, IL;
one great-grandchild, Caroline M. Gregorek;
one brother, John W. “Jack” Juen of San Antonio, TX;
one sister-in-law, Joann (Henry J.) Himstedt of Freeburg, IL;
and nieces and nephews.

The Costello family wishes to thank Dr. R. Brad Ringhofer and the staff at Dammert Geriatric Center for their dedicated care and support of “Sis” and her family.

Memorials may be made to Althoff Catholic High School, to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Grade School, or to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Apartment Community.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Apartment Community Chapel, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Apartment Community Chapel, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Joseph Ferraioli officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Dolores “Sis” Costello

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers to your family.

Debbie lLarkin, St Charles, Mo, 63304

Please accept my condolences.

Leon Averbeck (Deli Star), Fayetteville, IL, 62258

To Colleen and family,
Your Mother was one of the most gracious ladies that I have ever known. She was also the best nurse to ever grace the halls of St Elizabeth’s Hospital many years ago. We extend our deepest sympathy to you all and know that she and Bill are dancing with the Angels.

Nancy and Lew Laughlin
Las Vegas, NV

Nancy Laughlin , Las Vegas, NV, 89148

While it has been years since I was in Belleville and saw Sis, I have such fond memories of our time together with the Costello clan. She was such a vibrant and loving person. I felt a real loss on hearing of her passing.

Judy Costello Denend, Menlo Park, California, 94025


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