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John C. Costa, Sr.

May 5, 2021

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John C. Costa, Sr, age 78 of North Dighton, passed away on May 5, 2021 at Morton Hospital. He was a resident of Dighton for over 40 years.

He was the beloved husband of Joan (McMillan) Costa who passed in 2018.

John was born in Somerset MA, the son of the late John and Alice (Brandao) Costa.

Before retiring, Mr. Costa was employed as a maintenance manager / plant engineer at Dyecraftsman and Rosmar Silver Company.

Mr. Costa proudly served his country with the Navy during Vietnam as a Navy electricians mate 2nd class. He was a dedicated member of the Dighton Lions Club for many years. He was a longtime member of the Dighton Community Church where he served as moderator of trustees. He enjoyed fishing, card games, bird watching and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Costa is survived by his loving children: John C. Costa, Jr of North Dighton and Anne C. Costa of New Bedford, he was the grandfather of Crystal Gracia of North Dighton, Joshua Gracia and his wife Hallie of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and the late John M. Costa. John was the brother of Carlota Costa-Leary of Fall River and the late Joseph F. Costa formerly of Somerset. As well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 12 pm at the Dighton Community Church, located at 2036 Elm street in Dighton, Ma. The public is welcome to attend. A private Burial will be held for family members.

During all services, facial coverings and social distancing will be required. The church is in compliance with all covid protocols.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Dighton Community Church (Trustees Fund) in John’s memory, would be deeply appreciated. Arrangements are with the Silva Funeral Home of Taunton. For expressions of sympathy, to sign an online guestbook or to light a memorial candle, visit

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