Anthony D. “Tony” DaCosta

November 15, 2019

Anthony D. “Tony” DaCosta
U.S. Veteran

U.S.Army

Vietnam War

Anthony D. “Tony” DaCosta  – in Woburn, passed away suddenly, Friday, November 15th, at seventy one years of age.  Beloved husband of Theresa (Gately) DaCosta.  Devoted father of Anthony T. DaCosta of Wilmington and Jennifer DaCosta, her late husband Stephen Massone. Dear brother of Stephen DaCosta, his wife Judy of GA, David DaCosta, his wife Patricia of NJ.  Cherished “Grampa” or “Mr. Pie” of Michael and Dylan DaCosta.  Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 20th at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours at the Funeral Home, Tuesday evening 3 – 7 p.m.

Anthony D. “Tony” DaCosta – of Woburn, passed away suddenly, Friday, November 15th, at seventy-one years of age. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Gately) DaCosta.

 

Born in Somerville, Tony was a son of the late Antonio and Dorothy (Ames) DaCosta. He was raised in Burlington and in his Senior year of high school, moved to Acton where he graduated from Acton – Boxboro High School. After High School, he served his country proudly as part of the US Army until being honorably discharged.

 

Tony was an extremely creative man, as well as a Master Carpenter and wonderful artist. When he was young, he was diagnosed with juvenile glaucoma and ultimately lost all vision in his left eye and partially in his right eye. Despite his diagnosis he tried to appreciate every second of vision he had remaining, and truly appreciated all of the beautiful wonderful things in life.

 

He made amazing carvings and walking canes, and gave them away to fellow veterans, friends and strangers alike. Every project he made had a Beautiful personal touch. His amazing carvings and sculptures, tranquil fishponds and beautiful gardens were admired by his whole family. He was extremely proud to have a flower for every letter of the alphabet and loved tending to his garden.

 

Tony was a strong, bold, brave and courageous husband, father and grandfather and the true rock of his family. He always reminded them of his grandfather’s saying “Anthony,  more better to keep mouth shut.” Although he rarely listened to his grandfather. He will be deeply and sorely missed but never forgotten. 

 

Along with his wife Theresa, Anthony was the devoted father of Anthony T. DaCosta of Wilmington and Jennifer DaCosta, her late husband Stephen Massone. Dear brother of Stephen DaCosta, his wife Judy of GA, David DaCosta, his wife Patricia of NJ. Cherished “Grampa” or “Mr. Pie” of Michael and Dylan DaCosta. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

 

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 20th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours at the Funeral Home, Tuesday evening 3 – 7 p.m.

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 20th at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours at the Funeral Home, Tuesday evening 3 – 7 p.m.

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  1. I am so sad to hear of Tony’s passing. The DaCosta’s lived across the street from my family in Acton. I have many fond memories of that time. My sincere condolences.
    – Patty (Hodgkins) Silva

  2. Terry, Jennifer & Little Anthony! Sorry to be informed of your loss. Tony was a great friend to me and I will miss him terribly. I will never forget the great times we had in the “Garden” and on all the wonderful camping trips we took together. May he rest in peace. He will be forever in my prayers!

    Love,

    Billy

  3. Christina Angelosanto

    Tony,and family;
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I understand your pain. Your father had a heart of gold. Always remember the good times. My condolences

    Love always
    Christina (wing)Angelosanto and daughters

  4. I was a pilot in the 134th Assault Helicopter Company after this brother-in-arms served there (I was there Oct 1970 to Dec 1971). I just attended our unit’s 17th annual Reunion last month in San Antonio, & don’t know if this brother was there. I don’t know him but feel a bond with him for being in this unique helicopter combat unit, fighting Communism. I am from Lynn, MA but moved to Charleston, SC in 2015. May the Good Lord above receive my brother-in-arms into his new home in Heaven & give him a place of honor, & may He shelter his family, still down here in this imperfect world with a Heavenly blanket of calm & peace & love from above!
    Tom O’Brien
    40 years an Army pilot & retired

  5. Mr. Dacosta you will be missed by every person you encountered. You were an Amazing, kind man, and the best Grampa to my son Dylan. I learned so much from you as a person and a parent. I’m thankful for everything you have ever done for me and my son, and the things you taught Dylan Along the way. I miss you so much. I am sorry For your loss Mrs. D, Anthony, Jennifer I love you guys.

  6. Thersea and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

  7. I love you all. Words at this tragic time seem clićhe, but have so much meaning… I am here for you

  8. Oh Terry,
    This is such sad news to hear about your love, Tony.
    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you, Jen, Anthony and your extend family.
    Peace be with you all.
    Love,
    Irene and Joe Simas

  9. Dear Terry, Jennifer, Anthony and Family
    There’s so much that should be said at this time, but no words seem adequate.
    Just hope you know you’re being thought about, cared about, and in my prayers.
    Hope you will find special comfort in knowing that Tony and all He meant to you will remain in your hearts forever. Let his memories comfort you. So sorry for all you are going thru. Luv and take care of yourselves.

  10. Margarette Masotta

    Theresa and Jannifer so sorry to hear about your dad and husband. My sincere thoughts ars with both of you. Please take care of yourselves. Lova Mrs. Margarette Masotta

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