Fairlawn Mortuary


J. Emile Lacoste

April 21, 1924September 16, 2021

J. Emile Lacoste, 97, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the loving husband and best friend of the late Claire E. (Parent) Lacoste with whom he shared over 68 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Ernest and Alice (Jacques) Lacoste.

Mr. Lacoste worked at Revere Copper & Brass as a machinist for 43 years and after retiring, he worked at Delta Electric for another 25 years. He officially retired in his late 80’s, but he never truly stopped working. He was a proud, independent man, and a hard worker his whole life. He loved to work and spend time with family, especially his grandchildren and his precious great-granddaughters. He attended all their sporting events throughout their school years. He loved ballroom dancing with his wife, dancing regularly at 56 different venues. He was a sharp dresser and would glide across the dance floor in his leather shoes. In the early 50’s he built his own house and later built a 40-foot fishing boat with a friend. He was awarded the Marian Medal in 2016 for his dedicated service to St. Mary’s Parish of Fairhaven. He enjoyed sailing, gardening and volunteering at the food pantry. He loved food and collected many treasures through the years. He spent his final years passionately making and selling birdhouses. He cherished visiting with friends and could always be found with a warm smile and a story to share. His family loved him dearly and he will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Michelle Greenway of Fairhaven; a grandson, Ryan Greenway and his wife Joyelle of Fairhaven; a granddaughter, Carey Hicks and her husband Richard of Plymouth; three great-granddaughters, Paislee Greenway, June and Rose Hicks; several nieces and nephews, many good friends and very special neighbors. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Lois Fortier of New Bedford and Agnes Parent of Acushnet, brother and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Jeanne Levasseur of Maynard, and Muriel Goyette of Arizona. He was the father of the late Robert Lacoste and father-in-law of the late Thomas Greenway. He was the brother of the late Laurier and his wife, Lucille, Rene and his wife, Yvonne Lacoste, Lucille LeBlanc and her husband, Gerry and Eileen Scott and her husband, William.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11 AM in St. Mary’s Church, Main St., Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 41 Harding Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For on-line tributes, please visit:


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Jane Monteiro

September 29, 2021

Mr. Lacoste was the friendliest, politest man who always had a smile for everyone. I wish I had known him better to hear some of those stories. He lived such a full, interesting life filled with love for his family and friends. He will be missed by so many.

We will hold his family in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. You were so blessed to have such a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. With much love,
Jane and Manny Monteiro

Beth Cosmo

September 19, 2021

I will always remember all the energy that Mr Lacoste had. He was a very active man and I hope to have half the energy when I am older. It was always good to see him at church.
One of my many memories will include talks about taking his wife out to go dancing on Saturday nights. May they now dance every Saturday night in heaven.
Comfort and prayers to his family.
Beth Cosmo

Dana and Carol Howland

September 18, 2021

We will miss his sweet face and warm smiles. He loved to sit with Dana and reminisce about the old neighborhood and lost friends We will miss seeing his curtains part in the morning--knowing it's a sign he is up and going