Russell James Costa

July 24, 1946April 23, 2018

Russell J. Costa, 71, of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 23, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Jean (Audette) Costa with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Joseph F. and Rose (Mello) Costa he was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Costa worked for the Town of Fairhaven in the Sewer Department. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, gardening and watching the Patriots and Red Sox. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Tara Costa of New Bedford; two sons, Eric Costa of Dartmouth and Jason Costa of New Bedford; one brother Robert Costa of Fairhaven; three grandchildren, Samantha, Sydney, and Alyssa; one great grandchild, Natalia; and several nieces and nephews.

His services are private and under the direction of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online tribute


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Anthony Baptista

May 2, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. Jeannie we know your heart is heavy and we mourn with you. May God give comfort to you and the family and may Russell rest in eternal peace...... With love your friend , Tony B