Ruth E. (Pacheco) Costa

Ruth E. (Pacheco) Costa, 89 of Mattapoisett died May 14, 2020 peacefully at Sippican Healthcare Center.

            She was the wife of the late John F. Costa.

            Born in Fairhaven, daughter of the late Theane and Elsie (McMullen) Pacheco, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.

            Mrs. Costa was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.

            She was formerly employed by Plymouth Savings Bank for many years until her retirement.

            Survivors include 2 daughters, Carole Fetela and her husband James of The Villages, FL and Nancy Tippins and her husband Michael of Mattapoisett; 4 grandchildren, James R. Fetela and his wife Faith, Bryan M. Fetela, Christopher M. Tippins and Eric M. Tippins; several nieces and nephews.

            She was the sister of the late Sarah Alves and Theane Pacheco, Jr.

            The family of Ruth Costa would like to say thank you to the wonderful staff at Sippican Healthcare Center for their care and compassion of Ruth.

            Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, her visitation, Funeral Service, and burial will be private for immediate family. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

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