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Dartmouth Funeral Home

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OBITUARY

June E. Costa

28 February, 193215 May, 2020

June E. (Lofthouse) Costa, 88, of Marion and formerly of New Bedford passed away, with her family by her side Friday, May 15, 2020 in Sippican Health Care Center. She was the loving wife of the late John B. Costa, to whom she was married for 64 remarkable years.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph and Emily (Holgate) Lofthouse she lived most of her life in New Bedford. She was an active member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church for many years, alongside her husband Johnny.

June was a rock to her husband and children, and fully supported and encouraged them in each of their endeavors.

June was an office manager for the former Karten’s Jewelers in Dartmouth. She also worked 18 years at Rodney Metals. When her children were younger, she was active in the NBHS Whalers Marching Band Parents Group. She also loved to sew, created beautiful embroidery pieces and recently claimed, “I am more artistic than I realized”. She shared her painting and coloring artwork with everyone, filling the walls with her prized possessions at Sippican.

June was a proud woman who always loved to look her best. She could always be found with her hair styled, nails polished and beautiful bright lipstick. Her life at Sippican with her husband Johnny was very fulfilling. She could be found selling raffle tickets, knitting purses for her two sets of twin great granddaughters, having tea socials, or sitting on the patio in the sunshine. She was often caught sneaking a purchase for a new piece of jewelry at their silver sales.

June enjoyed many outings with her family, and always loved a great lobster roll and chowder! Nothing made her more delighted than visits from her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was immensely proud of her family and deeply touched everyone she loved.

June is survived by; a son, Michael Costa and his wife Joanne of Acushnet; two daughters, Joanne Pratt and her husband Don of Mattapoisett and Barbara Pereira and her husband Amandio of Dartmouth; one sister, Ellen Furtado of Dartmouth; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late David A. Costa and Brian A. Costa and the sister of the late Samuel Lofthouse, Rachel Atwood, and Robert Lofthouse.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Dana Farber Cancer Institute PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168 or www.dana-farber.org.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her services are private for immediate family. Public services will be held at a later date. For online tribute, www.waring-sullivan.com

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Mary Magee

1 June 2020

Deepest sympathies for your loss. So glad I had the privilege and honor of taking part in the care of June as part of the Sippican team. She was a beautiful lady whose company I enjoyed.
May your memories comfort you.

Kim Perry

20 May 2020

So sorry to hear about June. What a wonderful women and a true leader for the St. Martin's family. She will be missed.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Janice Latham

18 May 2020

All of us at St. Marin's will miss you June. You were always there when anyone needed help. So sorry Mike and Joanne.

Janice

Amy Clark

18 May 2020

Gramma June, you were the embodiment of unconditional love. You were so proud of all of us and was always happy around family. We all miss you very much but I am grateful when we said goodbye in Aug we really meant it as we knew we didnt know when we would be home. We were only 5 hours away and I had plans to stand outside so you can see how big the kids got. Thank you for all the laughs, we love you xo- the Clark family

Elaine Ellms

18 May 2020

St. Martin’s Church holds a myriad of memories of the life and times of June and John, many of which I had the fortune to share. You will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to you, Mike and Joanne and all the family members of which June was so proud.

Amanda Robichaud

17 May 2020

Grandma June,
Words can not express how sad I am that you are with us anymore. I am happy you get to be with your loved ones In heaven. So many great memories. Love you so much.

Love Amanda

Amanda Robichaud

17 May 2020

Hi Grandma June I love you with all of my 💓. I am going to miss you so much.
Love Christopher.

Allison Massoud

17 May 2020

I love ❤️ you so much Grandma June and I hope you’re having a great time in Heaven. Love Sophia 💕

I love you grandma June. You are so kind. So beautiful. So sweet. You are the best! 💕 Charlotte

Kylie Harlow

17 May 2020

We love you Grandma June! I know you're smiling down on all of us. I will always treasure our last group photo. I love that Aubree held your hand ♥️ Thank you for accepting me as your own. Tell Grandpa we say Hi!! I'm sure he's already cracking jokes with you lol

xoxo

Barbara Pereira

17 May 2020

Mom,
Thank you. Thank you for showing me that love is the greatest gift in life. Thank you for pushing me to use my brain to make a life for myself. Thank you for always believing in me and letting me make mistakes so I could learn from them. Thank you for always being there for all of us, no matter what. But most of all thank you for showing me how to love unconditionally. I love you and miss you, and pray that we meet again someday in the Kingdom of Heaven. Love you, Barbara

FROM THE FAMILY