John R. Costa
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 7, 1940
  • Date of passing: Jun 7, 2015
Let the memory of John be with us forever.

The kind and gentle loving soul of John Rego Costa of Tiverton, RI, age 74, passed into our Lord’s care on June 7, 2015 after a fierce battle with cancer.  He leaves behind his adoring and loving family members; Joyce E. Costa of Tiverton, his wife of 45 years, a son Christopher J. Costa, his wife Jessica Costa, and a grandson Collin John Costa who he adored, each of Tiverton, RI, a brother Louis R. Costa of Melbourne, FL along with numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father John R. Costa and mother Doris Cabral Costa.

John was a mechanical engineer at the NUWC division of NAVSEA until his retirement in 2011.  He enjoyed working on cars, travelling, staying at inns, and spending time with family and friends.

John was a generous person and enriched many lives during his time on earth.  He will be missed, but never forgotten.  A memorial mass in John's honor will take place at a later date. Anyone interested in attending please email me at:

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Joyce Costa on 7th August 2016

"My dear John, missing you today on your earth birthday and every day since our Lord welcomed you into heaven. Loving you always and forever.
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This tribute was added by marilyn michaud on 11th June 2016

"John was a caring loving man and we all miss him very much . He was liked by all who knew him and as part of my family I was blessed   to have him in my life.Rest In peace my Brother in law God Bless"

This tribute was added by Father Finelli on 17th September 2015

"My deepest sympathy at the loss of John. I will pray for his eternal rest and peace and for all of you in your time of sorrow."

This tribute was added by Terrie O'Toole on 20th August 2015

"I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for years. He was a true gentleman, grateful for everyone and everything.  May he rest in God's peace.  Prayers of love and healing to his family.  "God only takes the 'good' ones....""

This tribute was added by Bob Angeli on 17th August 2015


I'm so very sorry to hear of your passing.  I learned quite a bit from you during my earlier years at NUWC/NUWC, and still benefit from that learned knowledge today.  It's proved very helpful to me.  

I also very much appreciate how you helped me out in terms of lending tools to me, and driving over to my house to assist when I was in a jam with a car repair/modification.  I so hope that you've find peace and happiness in the afterlife.  Your friend - Bob Angeli"

This tribute was added by John & Sylvia Ventura on 13th August 2015

"Joyce, so sorry to heard about John.  Thank the Lord that he is at peace now.  Stay strong  Our prayers are with you.
John & Sylvia"

This tribute was added by James Raposo Jr on 8th August 2015

"Joyce, so sorry to hear about John.  My thoughts and prayers  are with
you and your family.

                                                   Your cousin Cathy"

This tribute was added by James Raposo Jr on 8th August 2015

"Joyce, so sorry about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember John, I grew up with  him.I will always be his his cousin little Jimmy.
                                                               Jimmy and Frances"

This tribute was added by John Christo on 8th August 2015

"Joyce: I am deeply saddened to read about John's death. I was one one the fortunate ones who spent a lot of time with John during our college years at Durfee Tech. I only have fond memories of John. He was truely a great friend.My prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless John & Kathy Christo"

This tribute was added by Lou Costa Jr and Sr on 7th August 2015

"Deepest sympathies and healing energy from Florida.  He was my Uncle and Godfather, but he was also one of the Costa twins and my Vovo raised a pair of outstanding men with caring hearts and souls."

This tribute was added by Pauline L Gendreau Gauthier on 7th August 2015

"My dear friend I am so sorry to hear about your beloved husband.  I know how much you loved him.  Wish I could have been there to help you through those 5-6 months, even if it was just to hug you.  Please let me know when you plan on a memorial mass.  He is pain free now and watching over you.  Love you my friend."

This tribute was added by Charlotte Thomas on 7th August 2015

"Joyce, Chris & family,

Sympathy being sent from Aunt Claudette Dubreuil.  

Love from: Aunt Claudette Dubreuil"

This tribute was added by Charlotte Thomas on 7th August 2015

"Joyce, Chris and family,
So sorry to hear of John's passing.  My sympathy to you all.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers.  John, rest in peace.

Love, Charlotte Costa Thomas"

This tribute was added by Barbara Croteau on 7th August 2015

"Uncle John you will be so very missed by the Croteau family.  We have some wonderful memories together.  You will always be in our hearts.  I personally will miss your bear hugs xoxo"

This tribute was added by Pat/Don Harling on 7th August 2015

"We were saddened to hear about the loss of John - a good man who loved his family above all else.  He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten by any of you.  We send our heartfelt sympathies to the family."

This tribute was added by Mark Araujo on 7th August 2015

"from araujo's family we all missed you.barbara enjoyed the snow crab legs.we will miss you.We know you will be in a better place.always be remembered & missed."

This tribute was added by marilyn michaud on 7th August 2015

"We All will miss you John .how ever you have left us all with a lot of memories and you will never be for gotten r.i.p. my dear brother-in-law Love you marilyn"

This tribute was added by Susan Martineau on 7th August 2015

"Joyce and Chris - Jay and I were so sad to read of John's passing.    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Sincerely, Sue and Jay Martineau"

This tribute was added by Jayne Cambra on 6th August 2015

"Uncle John. When ever you and Aunt Joyce visited, I always thought of you as having a warm smile and gentle eyes. I am truly going to miss you. The Lord has taken Home another Peaceful and Loving Soul from us.  Jayne"

This tribute was added by Joyce Costa on 5th August 2015

"An incredible husband, loving and generous father and paw paw, loved, admired and respected by many.  No one can ever replace you, my love.  Rest in our Lord's eternal love.  I will look forward to joining you when our Lord sees fit and will always be thankful he brought you into my life."

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