Michael B. Costa, 80, passed away surrounded by his beloved family at his side on Monday, February 18 in Hampton, VA. He was the husband of Gale P. Costa of Mattapoisett, and the son of the late Raffella and Francesco Costa.
Mike was born in Claremont, NH, where he worked with his father in their cobbler shop. Mike was in the Korean War in the Navy as part of the UDT. He lived in Fairhaven, MA for most of his life. Mike was the original owner of Mike’s Restaurant in Fairhaven and was very well known in the community for his generous nature. He loved working in his garden, watching his beloved Yankees, but most of all he loved being around his precious family.
Survivors include his wife, his eight children, Frank M. Costa of Orlando, FL, Steven H. Costa of Woodbridge, VA, Judith M. and her husband, Mark Mooney of Mattapoisett, Michael G. Costa and his partner, Hank Delmonico of Foxboro, David J. Costa of Tampa, FL, Patricia M. and her husband, Daniel Desmond of Miami, FL, A. Rocky Costa and his wife Olivia of New Bedford, and Abigail S. and her husband Michael Hughes of Hampton, VA.
Mike is also survived by his 15 grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Ashlynn and Seth Costa of Easley, SC, William Costa of Pompano Beach, FL and Samantha and Sarah Perry of Woodbridge, VA, Zechariah and Mikayla Mooney of Mattapoisett, Chandler and Derrick Costa of Valrico, FL, Oliver Robinson and Ila Desmond of Miami, FL, Ian and Joel Costa of New Bedford, and his precious, Delaney Hughes of Hampton, VA. Mike also leaves his first great-grandson, Trey Anderson of Valrico, FL. Mike is also survived by his two sisters, Rosa Stapleton of Fairhaven, and Maria Cleghorn of Seffner, FL and her husband, Norman Cleghorn, his best friend and golfing buddy, his sister-in-law, Ingrid Costa of Charleston, NH, and many special nieces and nephews. Mike is also predeceased by his sister, Fay DiPiro and his brother James Costa.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday February 24, 2013 from 1-5 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Mooney Fire Relief Fund, through PayPal account, firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.