CUMBERLAND - Serafim "Sam" Costa, 92, of Winter St. passed away Friday in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen R. (Hail) Costa.
Born in South Attleboro he was the son of the late Julio and Mary (Purficacao) Costa. He resided in Cumberland over 50 years.
He was employed as a machinist by the former Standard Nut & Bolt Co., Cumberland for over 20 years until his retirement
Mr. Costa was a WW II, U. S. Army veteran serving in the European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign and was wounded in action and awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, WW II Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award and the Honorable Service Award Button. He was also a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, also the oldest life long, living member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, and also a life long member of the Filibuster Club all in Cumberland.
He leaves two sons, Donald Costa and his wife Cheryl and Paul Costa and his wife Sheila both of Cumberland. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Kristen, Courtney, Ryan and Emily Costa all of Cumberland. He was also the brother of the late Grace Silva, Tony Costa, Joseph Da Costa, Maria Nunes and Idy Costa.
A celebration of his life and funeral with military honors will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Rd. Rte. 122, Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Dr., Cumberland. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Directions/Guestbook: