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Hilda (Avila) Costa, 101, of New Bedford passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Sacred Heart Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Manuel Costa.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Rose (Moniz) Avila she was a lifelong city resident. She was a member of several area churches including First Church of the Nazarene, International Church of the Nazarene, the First Portuguese Baptist Church and South Baptist Church.

Hilda worked at Fiske Company as well as Aerovox for a many of years.

She is survived by one daughter, Hilda Murray and her husband Dr. Charles Murray of Scotts Valley, CA; a sister, Stella Carrier of Dartmouth; two grandchildren, John Murray of Grapevine, TX and Karen Hassler of CA; six great grandchildren, Michelle Hassler of CA, Justin Hassler of MI, Rachel and Erica Murray of TX, and David and Michael Yang-Murray of Scotts Valley, CA; and several nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Steven Murray and sister of the late Leal and Henry Avila.

Her family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, October 29 2016 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a funeral service at 10 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in S. Dartmouth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to the Building Fund at the First Church of the Nazarene, 764 Hathaway Rd., New Bedford, MA 02740.