Funeral mass was offered May 7 at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church Hoboken, for Ismael Acosta, 73, a lifelong resident of Hoboken. He passed away May 3 at the Palisades Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, Ismael immigrated to Hoboken in 1965 and went on to marry his wife Maria in 1968. Mr. Acosta worked as a taxi driver in Hoboken for many years before retiring in 2003. He will be missed by his wife of 45 years Maria, a son Ismael and his wife Karina, a daughter Grace Jersey and her husband Mark, and two grandchildren Teresa and Steven. Also surviving are two brothers Luis Angel, and Angel Luis Acosta, his sisters Emilia Graulau and Silvia Acosta, and a host of nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Failla Memorial Home, Hoboken.