Daniel A. Costa
LOWELL Daniel A. Costa, 87, a lifelong Lowell resident, and World War II Navy Veteran, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his home. He was the widower of the late Aldina E. (Bettencourt) Costa.
A son of the late Manuel V. and the late Mary P. (Pereira) Costa, he was born August 26, 1925, in Lowell, and was educated in the local schools, attending the Butler Junior High School and Lowell High School.
On August 7, 1943, Mr. Costa joined the United States Navy serving during World War II in the European Theatre as well as the Pacific Theatre, receiving the American Theatre Medal, the Victory Medal, the European Theatre Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal with One Star. After his honorable discharge on April 5, 1946 as a Third Class Machinist Mate, he returned to Lowell where he made his home formerly on Cedar Street, more recently in the Highlands Section of the City. After his service with the Military, he worked for Hockmeyer Corduray Mill in Lowell for a short time before joining the Pipe Fitters Union working in the trade from 1953 until 1977. He then worked for Raytheon from 1977 until his retirement in 1990.
He was a member of the Portuguese American Veterans and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 662, Walker Rogers. He was also a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.
Dan enjoyed time spent with family and also enjoyed spending time at the Portuguese Senior Center. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox.
He is survived by his Godsons, Daniel G. Bettencourt of Nashua, NH, Vincent Scagliotti of Lynn, M. Thomas Dourado of Pawkatuck, CT, Mario Bettencourt, Jr. of South Peabody, and Dennis Silva of Methuen; his sisters in law, Avelina M. Bettencourt of Lowell and Alvera Bettencourt of Peabody; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends including his close friend, Clementine ‘Clemmie’ Marchard of Chelmsford and his neighbors, Ron and Linda Label of Lowell and Guy and Lillian Bedard of Lowell.
He was also a brother of the late Tony Costa, the late Billy Costa, and the late Fred Costa.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 2 UNTIL 6 P.M. ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2. ON MONDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL AT 10 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE MADE IN HIS MEMORY TO THE PORTUGUESE AMERICAN CENTER, ATTN: SENIOR CENTER, 59 CHARLES ST., LOWELL MA 01852. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM