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  • Xanthippe (Sandy) Costa

    Posted by elissa mondschein on Dec 28, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    Xanthippe (Sandy) Costa, age 89 of Bridgeport, passed away or Tuesday, October 30, 2007.

    Born in St. Louis, Mo., Sandy was a New York City resident for most of her life before moving to Bridgeport 20 years ago. She had worked as an executive secretary for the Macy’s Department stores retiring after 45 years.

    Sandy was a lifelong member of St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church of New York and Bridgeport/Easton. She was a member of the church choir, the ladies group, the church retirees and was a willing volunteer for any church activity.

    She was an avid painter gifted in watercolors and she enjoyed travel. Sandy will be lovingly remembered for her devotion to her family, church and friends and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

    Survivors include her brother, John Costa and his wife, Patricia of New York; a sister, Angelina Balamaci and her husband, Epaminondas of Fairfield; nieces, Susan Balamaci, Nancy Fisher and Victoria Rattigan; and a nephew, Michael Costa; four great-nieces, and a great-nephew. She was predeceased by her brother, Dimitrie (Jim) Costa. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11a.m. DIRECTLY in St. Nicholas Antiocan Orthodox Church, 5458 Park Avenue, Bridgeport (due to the construction of St. Dimitrie Church of Easton). Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield Center. Trisagion service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Dimitrie Relocation Fund. To sign an online register, please visit http://www.leskopolkefuneralhome.com.

    Published by Connecticut Post from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2007.

    Shirley Ziu/Marcin replied 6 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Shirley Ziu/Marcin

    Jan 11, 2024 at 7:50 pm

    May her memory be eternal. Yes, I remember Sandy Costa as she was a friend of my sister Flora Ziu. Flora moved to New York City and went to the Traphagen School of Design in 1954. When she lived in New York City, she became a member of St. Dimitru Church, the priest being Fr. Galdau. There she was involved in the choir and met Sandy Costa and her brother John. When my sister, Flora married Richard Popovici, a member of the same church, John became Richard’s best man at their wedding in 1956.

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