Joanne Amy Costa, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away surrounded by her family on July 20, 2023. She was born in Portland, Maine on July 29, 1960. \n\nShe dedicated her life to her faith and work at the Catholic Diocese, leaving a profound impact on many lives. Joanne was predeceased by her father, Leo Albert Proulx. Her love and caring spirit live on through her husband, Jimmy David Costa Sr., her children JanAlicia (Andrew) Ricker, Jimmy (Rebecca) Costa Jr., and Julie (George) Kittredge, her grandchildren Devin and Lucy Ricker, Lydia and Jack Costa, and Ellie Kittredge, her mother Maryann (Charles) Proulx and siblings Rebecca (Louie) Pirone, Laurie (Warren) MacDonald, and James (Ginger) Proulx.\n\nJoanne's genuine love and devotion for her family were unmatched, and she cherished her grandchildren more than anything in the world. Her caring nature extended beyond her immediate family and she cultivated deep friendships with a wide network of people.\n\nIn times of joy and sorrow, Joanne always put others first, offering compassion and support whenever needed. Her acts of kindness and selflessness endeared her to everyone fortunate enough to have known her.\n\nAs we mourn her passing, we find solace in the beautiful memories she created and the love she shared. Joanne's legacy will forever be etched in our hearts, a testament to a life well-lived and a heart that knew no bounds.\n\nWe will celebrate Joanne's life and give thanks for the love she brought into our lives on Monday, July 24th from 4-7PM at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 25 at 9:15AM followed by a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street, Portland. The Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D. will be the Principal Celebrant. To view Joanne’s memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.\n\nOur family thanks all the medical staff, respiratory specialists, nurses and physicians at Maine Medical Center for their compassion and excellent care.\n\nIn leu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100N Bethesda, Maryland 20814.