Dennis M. Costa Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Vietnam Veteran and Lowell Police Officer
Born in Lowell, MA he was the son of the late Manuel and Matilda Costa. He was raised in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School.
During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Air Force attaining the rank of Airman Third Class.
After his time in the Air Force, Dennis joined the Lowell Police Dept. where he worked for 11 years before an injury forced his retirement. He attended Anna Maria College and U Mass Lowell where he earned Master’s Degrees in both Criminal Justice and Education. After his retirement from the Police Dept. Dennis taught Middle School in the Lowell, Dracut and Lawrence school systems.
Dennis loved listening to old music and watching old movies, especially the classics. He enjoyed riding his bike at both Nantasket and Hampton Beach. Most of all, Dennis loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them and his three grandchildren. Dennis was known by his family as the person to go to in a time of need. There was no sacrifice which proved too great for him to make for his family, and his selflessness will always be remembered.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gert (Lally) Costa; three sons, Jamie and his wife Kim Costa, Jeff and Greg Costa all of Dracut; a daughter, Dina Costa of Lowell, three grandchildren, Emily, Matthew and Zachary Costa; a sister, Donna Denommee and her husband, Denis of Marlborough, MA; brother in-law and sister in-law, Michael and Marguerite Ryan of Tyngsborough, MA; and brother-in law, Ulysses Thibodeau of Dracut; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visiting hours Tuesday 3 to 7:00 PM. Funeral Wed. at 9A.M from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10A.M. at St. Michael’s Church 543 Bridge St. Lowell. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury. For those that wish contributions in his memory may be made to St. Judes Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/tribute ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com