Jose Goncalves Costa, 96, of Milford Ma. passed away died peacefully surrounded by family on February 19, 2021. Jose was born in Donões Montalegre, Portugal on April 3, 1924. Son of late Jose Goncalves Costa and Ursula Goncalves de Igreja. He was raised in Portugal and emigrated to the United States in 1974 where he has since resided and became a US citizen in 1984.
Jose was a devoted Catholic and parishioner of Saint Mary of the Assumption Church for over 40 years. Never having married, Jose had lived with his predeceased sister Maria G. Costa Pinto since coming to the United States. Jose worked at Standard Foundry in Worchester Ma. as a Steel Worker until his retirement in 1988. Jose was a self-taught craftsman. He enjoyed stone masonry, carpentry, and was skilled in building furniture using hand tools. In retirement he enjoyed travel to Portugal and crafting miniature-scaled furniture, miniature farm tools, and other miniature reproductions.
Jose is predeceased by his sister Maria G. Pinto of Milford Ma and his brothers Monsignor João Costa of Vila Real Portugal, Antonio Costa of Donões Portugal, and Joaquim Costa of Milford Ma. Jose is survived by his Sister-in-Law Ana (Rego) Costa of Milford, his nephews: Jose D. Pinto of Milford Ma, Antonio L. Pinto of Hopkinton Ma., Joao Costa of Milford Ma., Gino A. Pinto of Milford, Joaquim Costa of Milford, Jorge Costa of Milford, Domingos Costa of Milford, and nieces: Maria Alvar of NJ, and Ana Costa of Milford, and many grandnephews and grandnieces.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford MA, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 12:00 at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church on 17 Winter St. Milford, MA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford