John Costa Jr., 80

Mar 24, 2020

John Costa Jr., 80, of Dartmouth, passed away on March 18, 2020 at his home. Born in New Bedford, MA he was the beloved son of the late John Costa, Sr. and Maria Costa.

John had been a carpenter for many years. He loved to make birdhouses, in which, he sold all over New England. He was a longtime coordinator, greeter and collector for St. Mary’s Parish in South Dartmouth.

He is survived by his friends and caretakers, Annette Gamache, Mary Jackson and many other friends at St. Mary’s Church in South Dartmouth.

John had been a “brother” to the late Jerry Gamache, Annette’s husband, as his caretaker. His compassion towards Jerry was exemplified through his personal care and love that will always be remembered by and treasured.

A special thank you to the Community Nurse Home Care & Hospice Care for all of their kindness and compassion.

John’s funeral services will be private. A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date due to the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions. Please check back on our website in the near future for the update.

In lieu of flowers, donations are kindly asked to help offset the costs of John’s funeral. Anyone who would like to help can kindly send their donation in memory of John Costa to Perry Funeral Home, Inc. 111 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. His caretakers and friends thank you in advance.

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA. Please see our website: for condolences.