Bernadette “Bunny” (McQuade) Costa

Bernadette “Bunny” (McQuade) Costa, 92, of Mattapoisett died January 12, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Home in New Bedford after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Alves and the late Joseph Costa.

She was born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Bernard L. and Florence (McCloskey) McQuade.

She resided in Mattapoisett most of her adult life. Prior to retiring she was a custodial worker at the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett.

She is survived by her daughter Catherine Clark and her husband Daniel of Milford, NH; her four sons Edward Alves and his wife Lynette of Mattapoisett; Joseph Alves and his wife Judy of Martinsville, VA; John Alves and his wife Diane of Dartmouth; Paul Alves and his wife Janet of Chocowinity, NC.

She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She leaves her brother Bernard McQuade of Wareham and is predeceased by her sister Mary (McQuade) Evans.

There will be a memorial service in her honor at a future date.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Sacred Heart Home for the loving care they gave to Bernadette during her time there.

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