Raymond R. Costa

Died: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019


Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Church, 440 Main St.., Fairhaven, MA 02719


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Fall River – Raymond R. Costa, 75, of Fall River, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  He was the loving companion of Patricia Burke.
     Born in Fall River, the son of the late Dr. Raymond R. and Josephine K. (Krupa) Costa, he lived in this city all his life.  He was employed as an auditor for the State of Massachusetts until his retirement.
     Raymond enjoyed bike riding and loved animals, especially cats.
     He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era, and attained the rank of Storekeeper 3rd Class Petty Officer.
     He is survived by his loving lifetime companion, Patricia Burke of Fall River; a sister, Josephine E. Coleman and husband, Michael of Westport; a brother, Anthony T. Costa of Plymouth; and 1 nephew, Atty. Michael Coleman II of Westport.
     A  Funeral Mass for Raymond will be  at 10 A.M., Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in St. Mary’s Church, 440 Main St., Fairhaven.  Relatives and friends are invited. Burial is private.
     Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, please visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.


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Arlene Burke
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Dear Pat, Feeney, Michael, Michael II, and Tony,
Ray was very much loved by our family. He was such a special person! He was so full of kindness and generosity; he was so thoughtful and such a gentle soul. Most of all, we know how very much he loved Pat. He was always ready to play a game of cards whenever asked by our grandkids. Ray was always in charge of hiding lots of easter eggs after Easter dinner. Even though cats trumped dogs in Ray's world, our golden retrievers, Duke and Barney were treated like royalty by Ray. He always arrived at family celebrations with several loaves of Portuguese Sweet Bread and kielbasa...
Ray was definitely family to us. He was loved and will be missed.
He is now at peace.
Love, Arlene and Richard and Family

Arlene M Todd
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Ray will be missed. RIP

Cindy Katz
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
Mly condolences to Pat and the Costa family. Ray and I have enjoyed a great friendship for over 32 years since I left my job with the Commonwealth of Mass. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Lois Hines
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
Dear Patty,

My heart goes out to you now, just as it went out to both you and Ray as you dealt with the sadness and suffering brought on by his illness.

I will always remember Ray's quick wit, along with his attention and kindness to my chidren. I love that he saw Andrew, Matthew, and William grow up.

With love and sympathy,
Lois Hines

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