Human Growth Foundation
Patricia D. Costa (nee O’Leary) passed away unexpectedly on October 3rd, 2022. She was born in New York City on March 13th, 1954. Patti was a loving wife to Thomas Costa for almost 39 years; dedicated mother to Curtis (deceased) and Nicole Braithwaite (Adam); treasured Maimo to Jackson and Maddie; dear sister of Donald (Kim) O’Leary and Teri (Kevin) Davies; Sister-in-law to Cathy Costa; loving Aunt to Kelly (Dan) Kazmierski and Megan O’Leary; predeceased by her first husband, Anthony Barone. Patti had a warm, welcoming personality and made friends everywhere she went. Her friends were all part of her extended family.
For over 20 years, Patti had dedicated her life to advocating for children as the Executive Director of the Human Growth Foundation.
Patti brought joy to all her friends and family and will be sorely missed.
Donations can be made in her name to the Human Growth Foundation
(online or via mail at 997 Glen Cove Ave #5, Glen Head, NY 11545).
I am still in shock at the sudden passing of a dear friend and confidant. Having known and worked with Patti for almost 20 years I feel like I lost a guardian angel and miss her every day! Amalia💔
I was very saddened to learn of Patti’s sudden passing. I knew Patti very well, for over 30 years, first as a member of the HGF Board of Directors and rhen as Executive Director. She always seemed to have a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She probably knew the history and purpose of the HGF better than anyone, and will be greatly missed.
Campbell Howard, MD
I am so saddened to have heard of Patti's passing. Having known Patti and her tireless work with the Human Growth Foundation over the past 18 years I can say without a doubt that the patients, parents, and health care professionals she touched are in a better place today because of it. My condolences to her family and the HGF community. RIP Patti.
So saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Patti. She was an amazing person with such a generous, caring soul. Patti did so much for so many! I consider myself blessed to have known her for 20+ years. Words cannot express enough gratitude for all she has done. Rest well, Patti. You will be missed. ~Laura Deville
Words cannot express the loss of our Patti. She was a trusted friend, a counselor and guidance to anyone that needed her. She worked tirelessly for HGF and children. She has touched so many lives that any of us that had the honor to know her and call her a dear friend will hold her close in our hearts always. We share our loss with everyone and offer condolences to her wonderful family. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Rest In Peace our Patti, you are missed always but will remain in our hearts forever.
Much love Cathy and Tom Metzinger
Thank you for everything you did for the GH-deficient community. Rest in peace. My condolences to all her loved ones. From B. Fogerty (a grateful patient in London, England)
I 'm sorry that I didn't have oppurtinity to meet her. I wish her a peaceful rest.
I am heartbroken to learn of Patti’s sudden and unexpected passing! I had the great pleasure of interacting with Patti for over 25 years through her role in coordinating communications, educational programs, exhibits and more between the HGF and the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society, Florida Endocrine Nursing Society, and other professional organizations. She was an amazing, beautiful, strong, resilient, intelligent, vivacious woman, a dear friend, a staunch patient advocate, and a savvy administrator. The world has lost one of the greatest examples of a heart dedicated to selfless service to others, and heaven has gained an angel unlike any other. Patti, you were loved more than words can express and are missed more than you can imagine. Kelly Mullholand Behm
It'real tragedy to lose such a positive, young person with full of energy and kindness 🙏 My condolences to her big family and hGF
I am very sad to hear about Patti’s passing. She was a wonderful person, positively impacted the life of many children and their families through her tireless work at HGF. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Patti. 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺