Portland - Joseph Brent Costello, 44, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at his home in Portland.\n\nBrent was born in Northampton, MA, on April 16, 1979, to Jeffrey and the late Ann (Poirier) Costello.\n\nAfter attending high school in West Springfield, MA, and Lyndonville, VT, graduating in 1997, Brent took classes in hospitality management at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. He went on to hold various occupations, including Carpenter, Hardware Store Sales Associate, Restaurant Manager, and Cook.\n\nOver the years, Brent enjoyed many hobbies, such as running, playing guitar, water sports, horror movies, and weight lifting. He was always seen wearing a stylish pair of sneakers, a baseball cap, and sunglasses. He was fond of making his own lyrics to popular songs and loudly singing them for you. Brent was everyone’s friend immediately. He had a great sense of humor and a brilliant smile.\n\nBrent is survived by his daughter, Monika Costello of Winchester, NH; his father, Jeffrey Costello Sr. of Berwick, ME; his sisters, Aubrey Costello of Berwick, ME, Lou Daigle-Costello of Portland, ME, Jodie Marie Costello of Lee, MA, Jennifer Costello of West Springfield, MA, Jessi Lynn Ackley of Russell, MA; and his brothers, Jeffrey Costello Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Richard Plante of Palmer, MA.\n\nBrent is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Noah, Lee, Ava, Brianna, Jacklyn, Alyssa, Jake, Jordan, Dylan, Reilly, and Jensen; and dear friends, Gerald Lubio and rambunctious Corgi, Toby.\n\nHe was predeceased by his mother, Ann of Cape Neddick, ME, 1949-2005.\n\nA private service will be held where he will be buried alongside his mother at First Parish Cemetery in York, ME.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: The Center For Grieving Children, 555 Forest Avenue Portland, ME, 04101.