Edward A. Costa Sr.

Date of Passing:

January 17, 2021

Costa, Edward Angel “Jose” Sr., 88, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Son of the late Antonio Costa and Maria Luz, he was a first generation American. He grew up in Fox Point, RI next to his childhood sweetheart who would eventually become his wife.

He served in the US Army during the Korean War, earning the title of Sergeant. He loved his country. You would often find him decked out in patriotic attire. Whenever he was happy, he would say “God Bless America!”

He worked at AJ Oster Company for over 40 years, retiring at the age of 59. He enjoyed his retirement traveling with his family, tanning in the sun, playing cribbage, spending time with his grandchildren, and always could be found with a glass of red wine in hand.

He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Louise M. Couto; two children, Edward and Darlene Costa; two grandchildren, Alexandra (Costa) Benevides and Arielle Costa; one great-granddaughter, Natalie Benevides; one brother, Louis Costa Sr.; one sister, Elaine Conaty; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, 60 Turner Avenue, Riverside on Saturday January 23, 2021 at 9am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery and will be private. Calling hours are respectively omitted. Arrangements are by the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, Riverside.

Online Condolences


  1. To Aunt Louise, Darlene, Eddy and Family, our deepest sympathy on your loss. Uncle Eddy’s heartfelt exclamations of “God Bless America” have stayed with me always, and I think of you all often. May you find comfort in your many wonderful memories.

  2. Our sincere condolences. Uncle Eddie’s wholehearted “God Bless America!” will always be a memory that I will cherish.

  3. Louise and family

    Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss from an old friend.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to Ed Darlene Ali Arielle and Mrs Costa. It was always a pleasure being around you.

  5. My mom told me that “Jose” passed. He was a pleasure to be around. My prayers are with your family.

  6. Ed, I’m very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  7. My deepest sympathies Ed. Your family is in our prayers.

  8. Our love and deepest sympathy to Ed, Darlene, Ali, Arielle and Mrs Costa. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    All our love,

    Jessie Lallier and Wendy Tessier

  9. RIP Brother
    God Bless America!

  10. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. I’ll always remember Uncle Eddie’s enthusiastic “God Bless America!

  11. With deepest sympathy, Darlene. We (Mom and Dad V.) are sending our love and sympathy for your loss. God bless you and your family.

  12. Elaine and the entire costa family. I am so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. May he rest in peace God Bless

  13. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  14. GOD BLESS AMERICA!! You will be missed!!

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