Cosmo R. Castigliego, 93, of Bristol


Cosmo R. Castigliego, age 93 of Bristol, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at the VA Medical Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Lepre) Castigliego, his wife of 65 years.  Born and raised in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was a son of the late Matteo and Luigina (Murgo) Castigliego.

He was a World War II veteran proudly serving in the US Coast Guard aboard the WPG-49 Northland in the Northeast Greenland Patrol. The Northland was awarded 2 battle stars during the war. Cosmo was a fish vendor for 55 years, selling to area restaurants and peddling fish from his truck in all types of weather on Federal Hill, where he was a local icon. He loved spending time working around his yard and home.

In addition to his wife Mary, he is survived by four children, Louise Stolasz (Ted), Lorraine Lucas (Mike), Paul Castigliego (Linda) and Karen Terra (Joseph). He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Jeff Stolasz (Melissa), Melissa O'Connell (Ed), Beth Poland (Rod), Paul Castigliego, Jr. (Lauren), Kim Castigliego-Butera (Dave), Erin McKenna, Kyle, Brad and Brittany Terra; nine great grandchildren, Katelyn, Abbigail, Sasha, Colin, Ryan, Teddy, Sara, Stella and Chloe. He was the brother of Gaetano Castigliego, Sue Salcone, Domenic Castigliego and Marie Pirri, all of Bristol.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 25, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol. Burial with Military Honors followed in North Burial Ground, Hope Street, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol, RI  02809. For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to


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