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Leon R. Costa

June 28, 1929 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 92)

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Leon R. Costa, 92, a resident of Oakwood Senior Estates, Swansea Mall Drive, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, March 31, 2022.

He was the husband of the late Rosalind (Gagliardi) Costa and the former husband of the late Patricia (Oliviera) Costa.

He was a member of the B.M.C.Dufree High School Class of 1947.

Leon  served his country honorably in the Korean War in the Army’s 71st Signal Service Battalion.   He played baseball as a catcher in Japan with the military leagues and here in church leagues. 

Leon was employed by the Fall River Housing Authority and was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Fall River.

His hobbies included photography, and he was known to donate his time to many to give people lasting memories through photographs of their special occasions.

He leaves a daughter, Kelli Costa Renker, her husband Mark and their children, Logan, Addison and Emma of Attleboro;

A brother, William “ Bill” Costa and his wife Elaine of Rehoboth; He was the brother of the late Joseph E. Costa, Jr. (wife Claire of Cincinnati), James L. Costa (late wife Alice), Mary Jo Green (late husband Robert) and Richard G. Costa (wife Joan of Yardville, NJ); Leon also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was the son of the late Joseph E. Costa, Sr. and Pauline (Kowalczyk) Costa.

A private funeral service will be held at the Auclair Funeral Home.  Burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, and a memorial mass will be held at a later date.






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