Judith Costa

Obituary of Judith M. Costa

Judy is best described for her love of family and her fun-loving laughter. She loved to sit around the table, talk with family and friends and laughed until she cried. Although Judy was the disciplinarian in the family, she would join in with the kids during cake, shaving cream fights and water wars. Judy loved to laugh and would do so uncontrollably.

As much as she loved to have fun and make a mess, her home was always spotless. Dusting and Vacuuming happened every day and the kids had chores to be done before going out to play. Judy washed clothes for her four children and husband everyday with a running joke from him that he was never able to wear new underwear because she would always have clean underwear folded and put away before opening the new ones. Family was Judy’s focus; all discussions were family and you couldn’t talk politics or religion. She made sure the family was together for dinner every night, making a full course meal even though her boys would pick on her cooking as everything seemed to be “well done”, but Judy made it up as a great baker.grew with the addition of daughters-in-law which she treated as her children. She was extremely close with her grandkids and loved to spend time with them.

Judy had a passion for music. Some of her favorites were Gladys Night and the Pips, Tom Jones and anything from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. If Judy didn’t know the words to a song, she would make up her own words or stay in the car to finish a song on the radio. Her favorite song was Midnight Train to Georgia which she listened to on 8 tracks with her boys in the car and attended a lot of Tom Jones concerts. Judy grew up playing the piano and enjoyed the organ.

Judy had some specific life rules which she taught her children; a gentleman always opens the door and never take the last thing off the plate. Judy was also superstitious; if born on a Friday you would never get in trouble, never stay at a hotel on the 13th floor and avoid black cats and salt. Her abundance of love, humor and quirks will not be forgotten.

Costa, Judith M. (nee Smithson) March 5, 2019 of West Seneca, NY. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas Costa, Sr.; devoted mother of Shelly (Michael) Suchan, Nicholas, Jr. (Carolyn), Samuel (Franca), and Carmen (Kathy) Costa; cherished grandmother Michael, Jr., Brandon, Samantha, Nicholas, III, Raymond, Cara, Victoria, Samuel, Julia, Jamie, Carmen, Jr., Casey, Charlie, Mia, and Gino; loving great-grandmother of Brody and Mia; sister of the late Marian (late George) Brockner and late Jean (late Conrad) Nowak; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received on Friday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 PM at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. same as Curtin Funeral Home 1340 Union Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-674-5776. Where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 AM. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery to follow. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.