May 16, 1935 - January 5, 2019
Serafim Costa, 83 of Methuen, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Methuen. He was the beloved husband of Maria Ligia (Sousa) Costa, to whom he was married for 63 years. Born in Faial, Azores, Portugal on May 16, 1935, he was the son of Manuel and Rosa (Leonor) Costa. He worked as a machine operator at Malden Mills in Lawrence for over 30 years until his retirement. Serafim was a member of the Portuguese American Club in Lawrence. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing for mackerel, playing Bingo, and playing the card game, Sueca. He especially loved spending time with his family. Serafim will be deeply missed by his wife, Maria; his daughter, Fernanda Alexandre and her fiancé, Fernando of Methuen; his grandson, Nelson Alexandre and his wife, Heather of Methuen; his great granddaughter, Daisy Alexandre; 2 sisters, Lucilia Duarte and her husband, Antonio of Salem, NH and Maria Zulmira Melo of Salem, NH; his sister-in-law, Germana Costa; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by 2 sisters, Maria Lima and her husband, Antonio and Alice Elias and her husband, Jose Elias; 2 brothers, Jose Costa and his wife, Eduiana and Manuel Costa; and his brother-in-law, Antonio Melo. Family and friends will honor and celebrate Serafim’s life by gathering for his calling hours on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 4 - 8 PM at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen. His Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 AM on Thursday at St. Monica’s Church, 212 Lawrence Street, Methuen. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen. To send a condolence to Serafim’s family, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Costa family.
Serafim Costa, 83 of Methuen, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Methuen. He was the beloved husband of Maria Ligia (Sousa) Costa, to whom he was married for 63 years. Born in Faial,... View Obituary & Service Information
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