Fairlawn Mortuary


Frank J. Costa, III

April 8, 1947September 8, 2021

After battling numerous medical issues, Frank J. Costa III passed away peacefully and comfortably at St. Anne’s Hospital.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Frank and Mary (Goulart) Costa. Husband of the late Joan (Winters) Costa.

He had resided in Fairhaven for most of his life.

Mr. Costa retired from the Titleist Plant in Acushnet. He was a Veteran and served in the Army National Guard for over 20 years. He proudly served in the Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield and Storm.

He is survived by his brother, Paul Costa of Plymouth, MA; surrogate daughters, Mary Foster of Falmouth, MA and Susan Guess of Ellsworth, ME and extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with a Funeral Service at 12:30 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

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Daniel Foster

September 10, 2021

Thank you for being a great role model of a man, also thank you for helping raise a wonderful woman, my Mary.I"ll always be grateful to you and Joan

Corey Foster

September 10, 2021

Frankie, I mainly wanted to thank you for treating me like I was one in the family.

You and Joan were/are (I will always like at you two this way), like a bonus set of grandparents. Since I sadly never had the honor of meeting my Mom's mother in this lifetime, you two were the most suitable ones to fill that position of surrogate grandparents.

Rest easy, Frankie. I am mainly happy that you and Joan are now reunited. But I still will always have the bit of sadness knowing that you two won't be able to physically meet any children that I hope to one day have. You two will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you again for all the great memories and the love you have given, not only me, but Megan and Faith, as well.

Paul & Terry Costa & Botelho

September 10, 2021

we will never forget our times at the casino with you and Joan . Rest in peace you are now with the love of your life . Fly high with the Angels . Till we meet again your always with us . Love Paul & Terry