Denise M. Gray, 58, of Brighton Township, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Heritage Valley, Beaver.
Born on November 26, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Joyce (Wojkowsky) Costo. Denise was a graduate of Hopewell High School. As a young lady, she gained employment with Harold’s Inn in Hopewell Twp. where she was later promoted to assistant manager. After starting a family, Denise decided to return to school, enrolling into CCBC where she earned her LPN certification and spent the next several years employed at Beaver Elder Care in Aliquippa. Denise was considered by her family as being the ‘World’s Greatest Mom’ and for that to be her greatest vocation. Family first, but the door was always open to many friends who enjoyed Denise’s warm hospitality at her pool and the many extra plates she had set for dinner.
Denise is survived by her husband, Timothy, her children, Caitlyn C., Molly C. and James J. Gray, three brothers, John Costo of Arizona, James and Corinne Costo of New Jersey, Cory Costo of Hopewell, numerous brothers in law and sisters in law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Costo.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca where prayers will be offered on Tuesday at 11 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Denise’s memory may be made to the Brighton Township Volunteer Fire Department, 84 Grange Road, Beaver, PA 15009.
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