Manuel M. Costa, fondly referred to as “Manny”, 85, of Hudson, MA, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 31, 2023 at his residence. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Ines (Chaves) Costa.
Manuel was born and raised in Santa Maria, Acores, son of the late Antonio and Maria Jose (Moura) Costa. He moved to Canada in 1962 after marrying the love of his life, Ines. Manuel and his family emigrated to the United States, settling in Hudson, MA in 1972. He was employed by the Entwistle Company as a supervisor for over 25 years where he was known by so many as “Uncle Manny”. He was a member of Saint Michael Parish in Hudson, MA.
Manny wore many titles: marido, pai, avô, bisavô, filho, irmão, tio, genro, cunhado and amigo. Besides his wife, he leaves his two daughters, Ludevina C. Sousa and her husband Jose of Hudson, MA, Velma Bousquet and her husband Kevin of Townsend, MA; his 5 grandchildren Jessica Bousquet, Brett Bousquet, Cameron Sousa, Tyler Bousquet and Dale Sousa; his four great grandchildren, Bria, Lila, Bryce and Levi. He is also survived by his 2 brothers, Antonio Costa of Cambridge, Ontario, Joao Costa of Hudson, MA; his 3 sisters, Maria Gloria Braga, Emilia Braga and her husband Jose; Maria Rosa Collins and her husband Warren all of Hudson, MA along with many more extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Maria Carvalho, Jose Costa and Maria Nascimento Sousa.
Manny was a talented carpenter and throughout the years assisted so many of his family and friends with projects around their homes. He also used his carpentry skills to help build the carro dos bois for the Holy Ghost Parade. He enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening and growing the best tomatoes around. He looked forward to the summer months where he gathered with family and friends at his cape house for fishing, quahogging and the occasional lobster bake. Manny was happiest when he was out on his boat catching stripers in Woods Hole with his family (especially his late brother-in-law Manuel Chaves). In the fall it was time for matacãos and making his precious vinho. Whatever the season Manny loved to gather with his family (especially his grandchildren) where there was always an abundance of food and drink.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 4 to 7pm on Friday, August 4, 2023 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson, MA for Committal Services.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Manuel may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital.