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Cosgrove, Joseph D. December 13, 1935 - May 13, 2022

Joseph D. Cosgrove, age 86, of Crestwood, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 13, 2022. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Evelyn Murphy Cosgrove, his daughter, Noreen (Bill) Flewelling, and son, Joseph (Megan) Cosgrove. Beloved Pop to seven grandchildren: Sean, Elizabeth, Caitlin, Emma, JT, Maggie, and Charlotte. He is also survived by his sister, Marion Reidy, and many nieces and nephews. Joe grew up in the Inwood section of Manhattan and was a proud graduate of Good Shepherd Grammar School, Power Memorial Academy, Fordham University and Fordham Law School. He practiced law in many areas for more than 50 years, beginning on Wall Street to finishing his career as an 18B attorney in Yonkers. He was a humble man, a compassionate listener, and was always willing to provide counsel to those in need. Joe and Evelyn moved to Crestwood in 1969 and became active members of the Church of the Annunciation, where he was an usher and lector for many years. He enjoyed spending summers with his family in Spring Lake, NJ. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 18 from 4-8pm at Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, 20 Cedar St., Bronxville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Annunciation in Crestwood on Thursday, May 19 at 11am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s memory to the AES Crestwood Foundation, www.school.annunciationcrestwood.com.

Calling Hours: 4 to 8 pm, Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Mass: 11 am, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Annunciation Church, Crestwood

In Lieu of Flowers: Contributions may be made to The AES Crestwood Foundation


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    Eileen McLoughlin says

    Evelyn and family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. Wish I could be with you in person, but know you are in my heart and I am there with you in spirit. Sending my love and hugs!!

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      Michael Coneys says

      I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Evelyn and family. Mr. Cosgrove is in my prayers.

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    Maureen C says

    My deepest sympathies to you, Evelyn, and the entire Cosgrove family. Rest In Peace, Joe.🌹

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    Margaret and Jim Sheehan says

    Our dearest sympathy to you Evelyn and the whole family . Your loss is big remember all the good days.

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    Janice and Tom Zeitler says

    Evelyn, Noreen, Joseph and entire Cosgrove family our heartfelt condolences at this time of deep sadness. You are all in our prayers.

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    To Dunn says

    He was a great man .
    Our family sends love and prayers to Cosgrove family

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    Celeste Hughes says

    Dear Mrs. Cosgrove and the entire Cosgrove family.
    What a gift and a beautiful life of Joe Cosgrove. We are praying for you in this time of sorrow. Much love, The Hughes family

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    Jack & Barbara Leydon says

    Dear Evelyn and Family So very sorry to hear about the passing of Joseph. We have memories of the many laughs and good times we shared. Hope those times help sustain toy all in your grief. Much love with tears and sympathy. I Barbara & Jack

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