MERRIMACK, NH – Mr. Ronald Charles “Ron” Costa, 72 of Merrimack, New Hampshire, beloved husband of Barbara (Wagner) Costa passed away suddenly on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital.
Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Fagone) Costa. Raised and educated in Danvers, Ron was a graduate of Danvers High School, class of 1965. He continued his education at Salem State College earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and upon his honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, Ron earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University in 1975.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Ron proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force where some of his most notable duties included caretaking for the President’s Air Force One.
Ron spent his professional career working in administration and management for banking and various businesses in Boston and throughout the surrounding communities.
A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, family was of greatest importance to Ron and he cherished the time he was able to spend with them. For over 30 years, Ron and his family spent their summers at their vacation home on the Cape where they made many life long memories with their children, grandchildren and extended beach family.
Aside from his family, his greatest passion in life was historical knowledge. He was a true history buff and especially loved learning and conversing about the Greek and Roman time period and enjoyed reading the historical stories of the Bible. He was an avid gardener, taking great care of his garden and home and in his younger years he loved to spend time on the mountains with his family skiing. Ron’s passing was unexpected and he will be sorely missed by his loving family and many friends.
In addition to his loving wife Barbara with whom he shared 49 years of marriage, Ron is survived by his daughters, Sarah Costa and her life partner Sam Canonica of Winchester, NH and Rachel Costa Palermo and her husband Rick Palermo of Amherst, NH, his grandchildren, Theo and Hannah, sister-in-law, Mary Costa and his nieces and nephews, Tracey Coste and her husband Jon, Sandra Costa and Paul Costa and his wife Britt. He was the brother of the late Jay Costa.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte. 62) Danvers on Friday, July 31st from 10 A.M. to 12 (Noon). Followed by Ron’s funeral service which will be held in the funeral home at 12:15 PM. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and are respectfully asked for no physical contact with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. Sharing written remembrances and condolences, during this time will be essential in helping Ron’s family reminisce, celebrate and heal. We encourage you to share your memories by visiting his eternal tribute at www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
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