US Marine veteran

MELROSE — Joseph F. Costa. Jr., 75 of Melrose died on Monday, November 13 at the Care One Nursing Center in Wilmington. 

Born in Malden on May 12, 1948, he was the son of the late Joseph F. Costa and Lillian (Ricci) Costa. Mr. Costa was a graduate of Melrose High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Mr. Costa owned CPC 76 Construction Company operating out of Melrose servicing New England. 

He is survived by his sister Lillian Zarella and her husband David; his niece Marcie Zarella and her husband David Ruede; his nephew Daniel Zarella and his wife Renne and their children Joseph, Matthew and Anthony; his late brother Ralph Costa; his sister Sandi Dober and her husband Keith; his brother Daniel Morelli Sr.; his brother Robert and his wife Joni; and his very close friend Albert Cremin. He is also survived by his four children: Brandon Costa and his wife Alison and their children Ameleia and Cole; Jacqueline Costa and her son Lucas;  Katrina Costa-Grant and her husband Joshua and their children Kylie, Benjamin, Elias; and Amanda Lavoie and her husband Joseph and their children Cheyenne, Desmond, Emmett and Wyatt.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joseph name to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115; Care One of Wilmington Nursing Center, 750 Woburn St., Wilmington, MA 01887; or to Ascend Hospice Care, 352 Belmont St., Worcester, MA 01604. Funeral Services are private. Arrangements are in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home in Wakefield.

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