Joseph Arthur Costello

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Most Reverend

Joseph A. Costello
Auxiliary Bishop of Newark
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeTitular See of Choma
AppointedNovember 17, 1962
In officeJanuary 24, 1963 - September 22, 1978
OrdinationJune 7, 1941
ConsecrationJanuary 24, 1963
by Thomas Aloysius Boland
Personal details
BornMay 9, 1915
Newark, New Jersey
DiedSeptember 22, 1978(1978-09-22) (aged 63)

Joseph Arthur Costello (May 9, 1915 – September 22, 1978) was a Roman Catholic bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States who served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey from 1963 to 1978.


Born in Newark, New Jersey, Joseph Costello was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark on June 7, 1941.

On November 17, 1962 Pope John XXIII appointed Costello as the Titular Bishop of Choma and Auxiliary Bishop of Newark. He was consecrated a bishop by Archbishop Thomas Boland on January 24, 1963. The principal co-consecrators were Bishop James McNulty of Paterson and Newark Auxiliary Bishop Martin Stanton.

Costello attended three of the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). He continued to serve as an auxiliary bishop until his death at the age of 63 on September 22, 1978.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Bishop Joseph Arthur Costello". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-07-17.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2013-07-17.