Nickolas Costa
Nickolas Costa
  • June 17, 1922 - April 12, 2017
  • Lake Mary, Florida

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Nickolas “Nick” Costa, 94, of Lake Mary, FL passed away on April 12, 2017. He was born to the late Nicola and Maria Teresa Costa in Cardinale, Italy on June 17, 1922. Nick was a veteran of WWII. He met his wife of 68 years, Alba, in Italy. They were together in the United States by 1953, first living in Connecticut, then moved to New York where Nick worked for Saxon Paper as a paper cutter. They retired to Florida in the late 80s. Nick was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend to many. He was a “people person” who never met a stranger. Nicknamed the “Mayor” by his daughter Rose, Nick seemed to know everyone and everyone seemed to know him wherever he went. He was also a very generous person, giving all he had to whoever needed his help throughout his lifetime. Nick liked to stay active and could often be found in his routine of riding his bike and going to the gym well into his later years. He had a special spirit, always wore a smile, and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Nick was preceded in passing by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Alba Costa; his children Guy Costa (Louise), Theresa Helligar (George), and Rose Ojeda (Joseph); brother, Salvatore Costa (Maria); grandchildren Lisa Stevens (Zach), Nicholas Costa, Stephanie Brown, and Tristan Brown (Sarah); as well as countless nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, April 14 at Baldwin Fairchild East Altamonte, 994 E Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Graveside service will follow at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 15 at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Nick to the Kidney Foundation at

Arrangements are under the care of Baldwin Fairchild East Altamonte, an honored Dignity Memorial provider.