Paul was born in Rhode Island May 2, 1975 and departed from this life February 21, 2022. He was 46.
Paul was the husband of Michele Gross-Costa and the son of Amandio & Maria Celeste Costa. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends.
Paul, or Paulie as he was known, worked at Upstaging, Inc. and was a member of the touring family community. He loved his job and the people he worked with. Paulie was known for his kindness and professionalism and as a mentor to so many young technicians in the industry.
Paul struggled with alcoholism but finally found his way to sobriety and in doing so began working with New Directions Addiction Services in McHenry Illinois helping others who also struggled.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations go to New Directions Recovery Services by visiting their Donation Link – https://www.newdirectionsretreat.org. Paulie was very proud of the work he was doing to turn his life around and the family would be honored to contribute to that work in others in his memory.