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Josephine Cecilia Costa

Josephine Cecilia Costa

POSTED July 25, 2012 1:52 p.m.
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Josephine Cecilia Costa, 80, died Sunday, July 15 after an extended illness at her home.

She was born to Frank R. and Rosalind (Bulcao) Furtado in Byron.

Mrs. Costa was a homemaker and a retired teamster.

She enjoyed traveling, painting, spinning, quilting, gardening, cooking, the ocean, and most of all her family. She was a generous, hardworking, happy, opinionated, enthusiastic, and loving person. She loved her family and was a wonderful mom, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed.

Survivors include her children, Laura (Mike) Harrelson, John (Michelle) Costa, Dan Costa, Terry (Charlene) Costa, Mark (Tina) Costa, Jeanette Senior; brother, Frank Furtado; sisters, Teresa Hamilton, Virginia Furtado; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Frank and Rosalind Furtado; brothers, Tommy, Cyril; sisters, Cecilia, Balbina, Veronica; and niece, Linda.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1225 Olive St., Oakdale.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her memory to Community Hospice at

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