Elaine Therese (Costello) Algeo, 93

July 31, 2023

Elaine Therese (Costello) Algeo, 93, formerly of Lincoln and Stow, passed away in peace and comfort on July 22, 2023, at home in Concord.

Elaine was born on September 10, 1929 in Jamaica Plain to William Henry Costello and Ellen E. (Gill) Costello of Lincoln. Elaine attended Lincoln Public Schools and graduated from Concord High School in 1947. She married Leo J. Algeo in 1952, raising her family of five in Lincoln before retiring to Stow in 1989. Elaine lived her last few years at Concord Park, in West Concord.

She worked as a Telephone Operator for the Bell Telephone Company in Lincoln and for MIT Lincoln Laboratories.  Elaine was an active member of Saint Joseph Church, where she was married and her five children were christened. Elaine was also a member of a local women’s group, “The Agitators,” whose charitable works were many.

Elaine loved to read and cook for her family.  She enjoyed knitting and quilting and was an avid painter who left behind many works that will be treasured by her family and friends into the future. More important to her, she inspired several grandchildren in these crafts.

Elaine was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Edward and John, her husband of 57 years, Leo J. Algeo, and her daughter Mary E. Algeo. Elaine leaves behind her daughter Elizabeth A. Lucas of Seattle, and sons, Leo J. Algeo, Jr., of Raymond, ME, Timothy P. Algeo and his wife Vicky of Rindge, NH, and Kevin P. Algeo of Strafford, MO; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, August 2nd from 4 to 7 pm at the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord, MA.  Those who wish may gather again at Dee Funeral Home on Thursday, August 3rd at 12 pm, followed by a procession to St. Joseph Church, 142 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, where Elaine’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm.  Burial will follow at Lincoln Cemetery.    

In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions in Elaine’s memory to the Stow Council on Aging, payable to: SFCOA, P.O. Box 97, Stow, MA 01775. Please note ‘In memory of Elaine Algeo’ in memo on checks.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.  To share a remembrance or to offer a condolence in Elaine’s online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com