Maryanne Costello Sprague
Maryanne Costello Sprague
  • March 22, 1953 - April 5, 2017
  • Rocky Mount, New York

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Maryanne Costello Sprague, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Born in Nassau County, NY on March 22, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Joseph Costello and Mildred Dwyer Costello, both formerly of Jericho, NY.

Brought up in Jericho, Maryanne resided there until her marriage in 1974, when she moved to Selden, NY and then later to East Northport, NY, before finally relocating to Rocky Mount, NC.

A lifelong devout Catholic, Maryanne was involved with her local parishes, wherever she resided. Former parishes include St. Paul's Church in Jericho, St. Margaret's in Selden, and later, St. Anthony's in East Northport. Upon moving to Rocky Mount, she became a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, where her funeral mass was held on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

A devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother and friend, Maryanne will be dearly missed and will never be forgotten.

Maryanne leaves behind to cherish her memory her beloved husband, John R. Sprague, Jr.; her devoted children, Kelly Anne Vitale and Kelly's husband, Michael; John R. Sprague, III and his wife, Stephanie; and Thomas Sprague and his wife, Victoria.

She is also survived by her dear grandchildren, Courtney Vitale, Tiffany Vitale, Kaitlin Senglar, Taryn Vitale, Ava Sprague and John R. Sprague, IV; her fond siblings, Thomas Costello and wife, Diane; Jean Geneva and husband, Salvatore; Nancy Vetrano and husband, Salvatore; Susanne Lindley and husband, David; and Linda Gillan and husband, Kevin; as well as by 14 nieces and nephews; and her boxer, Mya.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at James Funeral Home, 540 Broadway, Massapequa NY 11758. The family will be receiving visitors between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. A prayer service, and remembrances will be held at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements under the direction of James Funeral Home, Massapequa, NY.