Glory Costa

Obituary of Glory Costa

Glory Costa, 70, beloved wife of Raymond Costa of Manchester passed away on Sunday April 19, 2020 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was born in New Bedford, MA on September 13, 1949 daughter of the late Frederick E. Filkins, Sr. and Kilda M. (Burgo) Filkins. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was born and raised in New Bedford, MA where she was a member of the Drum and Bugle the Cape Verdean Veterans Hall in New Bedford MA.

She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing in the church choir and was part of a singing group with her friends called Lyn Ruby and The Gems.

She poured her love into her cooking and often enjoyed making crafts to share with the family. Her favorite times were spent with family and she loved her grandchildren dearly. 

In addition to her husband Ray, Glory is survived by her children, Kevin Costa and his partner Tiffany Hoxie, Shara Smith and her husband Robert and Shona Costa and her partner Kajana Watts; her grandchildren   Kevin Costa, Emma Costa, Kaylah Costa, Archie Belcher IV, Britin Watts, Brianna Smith, and Austin Smith; and her great-grandson Austin Smith, Jr. “AJ.”  She is also survived by her siblings, Ronald Burgo, Louise DeBurgo, Frederick Filkins Jr., Leopoldo Filkins, Lillian Filkins and Linda Wilde.  She was predeceased by her siblings; Roy Filkins, John Filkins and Baldwin Filkins.

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