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Dorothy E. Costigan

Dorothy E. Costigan

Dorothy E. Costigan, age 87, of Quincy, died on Sunday, June 28, 2020 in her home. She was born on October 27, 1932 in Quincy, the daughter of William and Angela (Koenig) Geise. She grew up in the Quincy area, attending and graduating from Notre Dame High School. On April 29, 1953, Dorothy was joined in marriage to James "Jim" Costigan in Saint Francis Solanus Catholic Church; they had met in the third grade while attending Saint Francis Grade School. Jim preceded Dorothy in death on November 18, 2009.

Dorothy worked for Ridder's Business Supply until 1983. She also worked alongside her husband at the family business, Larry's Tavern, which they proudly owned and operated together for many years.

She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School.

Dorothy was a member of Saint Francis Catholic Church, and a former long-time member of the former Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy.

She was always present to support her children and grandchildren as they participated in their activities. She was involved with Boy Scouts when her children were youths at St. John's Grade School. To celebrate the birth of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren she handmade Christmas stockings for each of them.

Dorothy sang in the funeral choir for Saint Francis Catholic Church. She loved volunteering for hospice, which she continued to do at Sunset Home when she herself was a resident. Her favorite pastime was fishing, and she greatly enjoyed the fish fries with her family and friends.

Left to cherish Dorothy's memory are her children: Larry (Gail) Costigan, Ann (Dan) Pflibsen, Tony (Lisa) Costigan, Tim (Susan) Costigan, Brent (Annetta) Costigan, Mary Kay (John Courtney) Costigan, all of Quincy; one sister, Ann Geise , S.S.N.D of Saint Louis, Missouri; grandchildren: Colleen (Patrick) Johnson, Patrick Costigan; Christopher (Reagan) Costigan; Lauren Patel; Christine (Andrew) Longlet; Brian (Daisy Hernandez) Pflibsen; Jason (Nicole) Costigan; Julie (Chris) Klauser; Elizabeth (Brent Seagar) Costigan; Michael (Meagan) Costigan; Adam Costigan; Angela (Michael) Smith; Alexander (Stephanie Blakeman) Costigan and Austin Costigan.

Great-grandchildren: Aiden and Addison Johnson; Sunny Turner; Sawyer, Elliott and Charli Costigan and Oliver Patel; Jack Costigan, Molly Costigan; Kaelynn, Rylee and Claire Klauser; Henry Saegar; Evelyn and Teddy Costigan; Lincoln and Genevieve Smith; her special friend, Norma Reid of Quincy and nieces and nephews also survive.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a granddaughter, Andrea Costigan; and a daughter-in-law, Laurie Costigan.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Saint Francis Catholic Church celebrated by Rev. Don Blaeser, O.F.M. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Saint Francis Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to the Blessing Foundation for HOSPICE, Saint Francis Grade School, or the Raymond, Norbert, and Eleanor Rueter Reading Program through the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be placed on the funeral home's website: www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
dick & pat wentura
quincy, IL
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Dear Costigan Family,
Remembering Dorothy and chili dogs and candy for the kids.
They were always good memories.
Dick & Pat Wentura
From:
Roslyn
Quincy, IL
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Lord knows I was dreading seeing this, but I know you are now resting peacefully and no longer in pain!im sorry I didn’t get to say bye but I got your message and I know you got mine.. Love you to the moon and back.. my condolences and prayers to Ann& the family..
From:
Jerry Neal
Quincy, IL
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I will miss Dorothy and her smiling face. She was such a comfort and friend to so many residents at Sunset Home. May you RIP.
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Jamie Glascott
Park Ridge, IL
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So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs C. She was a very special person and she held a special place in my heart. I was a QU student in the early 90's and loved Larry's. The tavern was an extension of the Costigan home and they always made you feel at welcome. She was such a sweet lady. She will be missed.
- Jamie
From:
Bob and Christi May
Quincy, IL
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Sincerest condolences to Chris and the entire Costigan family. We will keep you in our prayers for peace and comfort.
From:
Jaclyn Durdle
Quincy, IL
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Dorothy was such a blessing to so many. A true Testament of a life well-lived. I will always treasure and cherish one of my last moments with her singing with me. My thoughts and prayers to all her children and grandchildren great grandchildren and all her family and friends who love her dearly she will be greatly missed and I thank you all for sharing her with us. JMD -Sunset Home
From:
Jane johnston
Quincy, IL
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RIP dear friend. I’ve known Dorothy since 1980 such a sweet loving lady. I will miss you! ❤️
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Karen Kroeger
Quincy, IL
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Dorothy was a wonderful friend to my mother who moved to Sunset Home at the age of 94. I met Dorothy before I brought mom to Sunset and I knew God had put her in my mother’s life. She was an answer to my prayers and we are forever grateful for her friendship!
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teresa pickle
Quincy, IL
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MaryKay and family, my heart is heavy with the loss of your mother. She was an awesome woman and I enjoyed meeting her when she once needed homecare services. Her dining room table was full of a jigsaw puzzle and I hid a piece from her, she searched for 2 days for the piece until I returned to the home and showed her my secret spot, she just roared with laughter at my silly hijinks' She loved to talk about all of you and you could tell just how very proud as a mother she was of her family. May God grant you comfort in the days and months ahead. With all my sympathy - Teresa Pickle
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Karen Powers
Quincy, IL
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My deepest sympathies to all of the family. I helped care for her at Sunset Home, NP for QMG, and loved seeing and talking to her. I have not been working there for past year but always asked my nursing home team about her. She was such a wonderful advocate and friend for the residents at the nursing home. She also always talked about her family which meant everything to her. She will be greatly missed. Karen
From:
John & Betty Gebhardt
Quincy, IL
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We met Dorothy when she & Jim moved nearby. She was a welcoming friendly person, We enjoyed our chats with her. Family was very important to her. She is remembered and missed. Thoughts & prayers with the family.
From:
Steve Vahlkamp
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for the loss of your mom, she was a wonderful lady.
From:
Luke & Jerri Ann Longlet
Johnston, IA
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Sending our thoughts, prayers, hugs and love to the family! We were blessed when we got to meet Dorothy through our son’s marriage to her granddaughter Christine! She was the flower grandma at their wedding. She had a way of making everyone smile and join in. Her smile and caring demeanor were contagious! We didn’t know her long, but felt like we had known her forever because she wanted it that way. Dorothy will be very much missed but leaves behind a legacy and treasure chest filled with memories through her family, friends and all those she touched!
Blessings!
Luke & Jerri Ann
From:
Bill and Connie Deering
Quincy, IL
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We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was a sincerely nice person and always greeted with her beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed.
From:
Liz O'Donnell
Quincy, IL
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Dorothy was the hospice volunteer when my mom was at Sunset. But she was a lot more than that. She was a friend. She started growing her angel wings while here on earth...I expect she's got her full set now. She was a wonderful lady.
From:
Beth Heinze
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Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Dear Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace