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Richard T. Costa
PORTSMOUTH - Richard T. “Butch” Costa,

70, of Portsmouth, RI, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Newport Hospital
Born in Fall River, MA on July 10, 1941 he was the son of the late M. Thomas and Rita (Cosgrove) Costa.
Butch, a nickname since childhood, was a lifelong resident of Portsmouth. He graduated from De La Salle Academy in Newport and Roger Williams College. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. He spent over 30 years at Raytheon, but his real passion was golf. He was a member of Green Valley Country Club and spent many days helping at tournaments. He was also a member and longtime Treasurer of the Portuguese American Club in Portsmouth and served as Grand Marshall in their parade.
Richard was an avid Yankees fan and a member of the Seaconet Sportsman’s Club and the Portsmouth Knights of Columbus. He loved dogs and enjoyed taking his sister’s dogs out for a walk, often not returning them to her for several days. He was a kind and generous man who always reached out to help his family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Robert Costa of Ocala, FL and Richard T. Costa Jr, of Manchester, NH, his siblings, William T. Costa and his wife Barbara of Ellington, CT, Frances Healy of Portsmouth, RI his nieces Dawn Kozakiewicz of Warren, RI, and Lisa Gorton of Fall River, MA, as well as many more nieces and nephews, and cousins.
His sisters Joan Mersey and Roberta Nine preceded him in death.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI.
His funeral will be held on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. from the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, 2836 East Main Road, Portsmouth.
Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Columba's Cemetery in Middletown.
Donations in his memory may be made to St. Anthony’s Church or the Special Olympics.
Condolences, information and directions available at www.memorialfuneralhome.com.

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