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Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

OBITUARY

David George Costa, Jr.

October 8, 1996February 8, 2020
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With deepest sorrow, we announce that David Costa, age 23, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend has passed on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Born in Wareham, David graduated from the Plumbing Shop at New Bedford Vocation Technical High School and attended MCPHS in Boston. He worked at Mac’s Soda Bar in Fairhaven and Gators Pub in RI.

Those who knew David, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. He was happiest when surrounded by friends and playing with his new baby sister and other siblings, Olivia Costa, Matthew Costa, Emma Costa, Kate-Lynn Costa and Michael Costa. He was a loving and dedicated brother. David will be missed everyday by his Mom, Erika Souza, Step-Dad, Jonathan Souza, Sister, Savannah Souza, David’s Dad, David Costa and his wife Leah. His loving grandparents, Richard and Donna Costa, great-grandmother, Natalie Alves, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many, many great friends. His gentle smile will leave a print on our hearts forever. His funeral will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 9:00am from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St. Fairhaven. His Visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00pm in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA, 02745.

“We LOVE and MISS you so much my Son, XOXO”

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memories

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Lisa and Kiara Rioux

February 16, 2020

Truly heartbreaking. I worked with this handsome guy for just a short time at Mac’s, but quite enjoyed his company. You were always cracking jokes and making me laugh. My heart goes out to your family and friends.. and of course, your Mac’s family. Sleep with the angels baby. Xo

Nancy Lewis

February 16, 2020

I'm thinking of David Sr. Uncle Richie. Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. Costa. And the "whole family" of David Jr. From Nancy Lewis (retired... East Fairhaven School)

Joyce Ramos

February 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy at this sad time!
We’ve known David since the day he came into this world and now he is at home with the Lord! He was such a sweet and kind young man and will be missed by all his family and friends but he will live forever in our hearts and memories ❤️ RIP sweet David🙏🏻❤️

Love Eric and Joyce

Sandy Bowles

February 14, 2020

So sorry to hear. Went to Mac's frequently and loved chatting with him about Uxbridge, since I once lived in the area. I also said he was amazingly hard-working to travel between two locations so far apart. Always smiling, always upbeat. Your obituary said it perfectly: He brightened people's lives. certainly including mine.
Deepest sympathies.

Michael Lefrancois

February 12, 2020

My deepest sympathy for David Costa Sr.and all the family. So very sorry for your loss. David George Costa Jr. Has gotten his ANGEL WINGS and has been brought home to his final resting place with GOD! HE will be Sorely missed by many. R.I.P. DAVID GEORGE COSTA JR. YOU WILL BE FOREVER IN THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO Have known you!! NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!

Beth & Bill Oliver

February 12, 2020

David was always a ray of sunshine, that smile was amazing and infectious, he alway made you feel welcome and special, That grin and twinkle in his eyes, when he was planning a joke on co workers, This world lost a very lovable amazing young man, way to soon, but his personality left a great impression on all our hearts of everyone he met, He’ll never be forgotten! To his family I would like send my deepest sympathies that no words can be began to express your loss, my heart go out to you, God bless

Lindsey Hinchliffe

February 12, 2020

I was David's English teacher his sophomore year. Even after all these years, he still stands out as one of the funniest students I've ever had. I am so sorry for your family's loss. He was truly one of the kindest, brightest, and memorable students I have had the privilege of teaching.

Kerry McGee

February 11, 2020

We love you David ❤️ A million hugs & kisses for always just being you ! You taught us unconditional love & friendship is something to cherish no matter what . Thank you for being the brother, confidant , rock & Reagan’s go to for anything any time . You guys had a bond that will & can never be taken away . Thank you to Erika for sharing him with us , raising such a fantastic person & allowing us to love him like he was our own . You will forever hold a tremendous place in our heart. This does not mean goodbye for any of us .... Pinky Swear 😇
❤️❤️❤️❤️ Kerry , Reagan
& your Gator Family

Linda Ritter

February 11, 2020

Having David, living upstairs for only a few months, we really didn’t get to know each other, however the memories written here paint a beautiful picture of who he was.

I am very sorry for your loss.
Linda Ritter

Laurie St.Pierre

February 11, 2020

I can remember David from LPC during his "young wild & free little boy" days. The name David has a special significance! 🙏🙏 Fly high with the angels🙏🙏

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Biography

With deepest sorrow, we announce that David Costa, age 23, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend has passed on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Born in Wareham, David graduated from the Plumbing Shop at New Bedford Vocation Technical High School and attended MCPHS in Boston. He worked at Mac’s Soda Bar in Fairhaven and Gators Pub in RI.

Those who knew David, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. He was happiest when surrounded by friends and playing with his new baby sister and other siblings, Olivia Costa, Matthew Costa, Emma Costa, Kate-Lynn Costa and Michael Costa. He was a loving and dedicated brother. David will be missed everyday by his Mom, Erika Souza, Step-Dad, Jonathan Souza, Sister, Savannah Souza, David’s Dad, David Costa and his wife Leah. His loving grandparents, Richard and Donna Costa, great-grandmother, Natalie Alves, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many, many great friends. His gentle smile will leave a print on our hearts forever.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 9:00am from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St. Fairhaven. His Visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00pm in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA, 02745.

“We LOVE and MISS you so much my Son, XOXO”