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Nicholas J. Costa, 69, of Groveland, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Nick was born in Boston to the late Nicholas and Ingrid (Joukainen) Costa. He grew up in W. Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School and North Shore Community College.

Nick was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Viet Nam. He spent 30 years employed at G.E. in Lynn, until his retirement in 2004. He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle and camping.

Nick is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Barbara H. (Penny) Costa of Groveland; and his children, Nicholas R. Costa and Holly A. Maguire; and his six grandchildren, Ryan, Chris, Jada, Josie, Jordan and Nicky. He is also survived by his siblings, Marilyn Purcell and her husband, Tom, Ken Costa and his wife, Betsy and Gary Costa and his companion, Debbie Jones.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his calling hours on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Nick played the trumpet for over 60 years and shared his love for music with those around him. In lieu of flowers, Nick may be remembered through donations to the Pentucket Music Boosters, P.O. Box 23, West Newbury, MA. 01985. For funeral home directions, florists or accommodations, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.
Published on  April 11, 2017
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