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Agnes (Moniz) DaCosta

May 2, 2020


Agnes (Moniz) DaCosta, 99, of New Bedford, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth. She was the wife of seventy-two years to the late Humberto J. DaCosta.

Agnes was born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Dos Anjos) Moniz. Mrs. DaCosta  was a communicant at the former Saint John the Baptist Church, in New Bedford. Agnes worked as a stitcher at Mar-Lil for thirty-two years, retiring in 1982. Mrs. DaCosta was a longtime member of the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union and an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends. Mrs. DaCosta enjoyed a good Sudoku puzzle, reading and sewing.

Survivors are two daughters: Joyce A. (Mello) DaSilva of North Dartmouth; Joanne Barber and her husband Fred of Beverly; a son: James H. DaCosta and his wife Linda of Stoughton; seven grandchildren:Brian, Debra, Danielle, Nicole, Arielle, Eric and Jessica; eight great grandchildren: Angela, Ella, David, Esme, Declan, Brandon, Benjamin, and Audrey; one great-great granddaughter: Brielle; along with several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Cecelia Moniz, Mary Souza, Elsie Allison and Leonilda Mattos; mother in law of the late: John Mello Jr. and Donald DaSilva. 

A Private Graveside Service will be held in Saint John Cemetery New Bedford. A Memorial Mass for Mrs. DaCosta will be announced once restrictions have been lifted.

Please visit her tribute page at to sign the guest book or light a memorial candle.

All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford.

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