Catherine T. Costa-Mareira
Catherine T. Costa-Mareira
  • May 31, 1949 - February 1, 2016
  • Massachusetts

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Catherine T. (Baptiste) Costa-Mareira, age 66, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 in Morton Hospital in Taunton. She was the wife of Robert Mareira to whom she had been married for 16 years.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Alfred and Evangelene (Shagurly) Baptiste, she was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of New Bedford High School. Catherine was employed as a Legal Secretary for Prescott, Bullard & McLeod in New Bedford for over 30 years. She will be remembered most as a devoted and caring wife and a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son Christopher Costa and his wife Linda of Fairhaven; a granddaughter Kristen Costa; a great-granddaughter Kayliana; five brothers and sisters Charles, George, Wayne, Joan and Louise Baptiste; and several nieces and nephews. Catherine was also the sister of the late Richard, Alice, Alfred, Edward, Richard and Hilda.

Catherine's family would like to thank the staff at The Royal of Fairhaven for always treating Cathy with dignity and kindness like family.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 10am in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT FAIRLAWN 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8PM. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. Burial will be Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven. To send a tribute or for directions please visit: