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Andrea Costa

September 27, 1937 — April 16, 2024

Pelham New Hampshire

Andrea Costa

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Andrea (Andy) Costa, of Pelham New Hampshire, formerly of Stoneham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 16, 2024 at his home with his family by his side. He was 86 years of age.

Andrea, the first son of Giuseppe and Stella Costa, was born in Augusta, Sicily.  As a young boy growing up during WWII he attended school until the age of 13 when he began working as a Mason apprentice. Life was difficult in Sicily, and he decided to immigrate to America as a young man in 1954 with his beloved father (Giuseppe) seeking a better life for the family.  Andrea worked to make a living and support the family.  He eventually received the opportunity to join an apprentice program with the Plasterers of Boston, Local 10.

After graduating his apprentice program, he was drafted into the US Army in 1961, earned his GED, and proudly served under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.  After leaving the Army, he continued with the Plasterers of Boston, in which he forged a 32-year career as a Plasterer.  In retirement, Andy had the opportunity to start an Apprentice School for the Local 534, sharing his expertise and knowledge with the next generation of Plasterers.  Andy was a proud Italian American.  He valued his Italian roots and was a member of the Augusta Boston Club, where he proudly served as its President until 2008 and in the same year received the 'Man of the Year' award! He spent the last 12 years serving as vice president of his retirement community. 

Andy enjoyed music and singing, from a member of the 'Stouthearted Men's Chorus of the 1st Armored Division', karaoke with the grandchildren, to recording his own CD.  Singing was his lifelong passion.  He wrote and copyrighted a song “My Only Love” a dedication to the love of his life, Maria Teresa. His wife Maria was his childhood sweetheart, they were married in 1964 and she was his loving wife for nearly 60 years. Of all his accomplishments, his greatest treasure was his family. 

Andy is the beloved husband of Maria Teresa (Romeo) Costa. He is the cherished father of Joseph Costa and his wife Joan, Frank Costa and his wife Heather, Sandra Young and her husband Robert and Steven Costa and his wife Diana. Loving grandfather of Nicholas Young, Bryce Blanchard, Jaycee Couto, Jessica Couto, Ashley Costa, Alexa Costa, Gavin Costa, Benjamin Costa, Christopher Costa and Luke Costa. Dear brother of Vincent Costa, Mary Ann Peters and the late Frances Fricia and Diane Marchese. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM on Monday April 22, 2024 at 9 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Andrea's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10 am. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery Stoneham. 

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Sunday April 21, 2024 from 2 pm to 6 pm. Parking attendants and elevator available. 

Please consider donations in memory of Andrea to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation in lieu of flowers as this held a very special place in his heart.
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Visitation

Sunday, April 21, 2024

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barile Family Funeral Home-Stoneham

482 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

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Mass

Monday, April 22, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Interment

Monday, April 22, 2024

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saint Patrick Cemetery

120 Elm St, Stoneham, MA 02180

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