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Maria do Coracao de Jesus Costa

April 7, 1920 – May 5, 2011

POSTED May 6, 2011 10:37 p.m.

Maria do Coracao de Jesus Costa, 91, of Hilmar, died Thursday in Turlock. She was born in 1920 in Doze Ribeiras, Terceira, Azores. She was a homemaker for 50 years and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Hilmar.

She is survived by her sons, Joe Costa of Hilmar and John Costa and his wife, Maria de Lourdes, of Hilmar; daughter, Mary C. Alves and her husband, Valdemar, of Turlock; sister, Milagres Rocha of Doze Ribeiras, Azores; grandchildren, Steve Alves, Jason Alves, Shane Costa, Julia Arms, Gabriela Costa and Liza Rodrigues; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvarino Costa in 1996.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Chapel, 286 W. Main St., Turlock. Rosary will take place at 7 p.m. at the same location. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 20263 American Ave., Hilmar. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.

Services are under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service.

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