CONDOLENCES (GuestBook)

03/16/2009 Aunti Jo frizz1@comcast.net
Burlington, MA,
Ralph, my one and only nephew. You will be sorely missed. The 4th of July party, the Christmas gathering, and the beach in Dennis (all things you so loved) will feel the loss of your presence. Everything began when you walked in with your grand strut. Sleep in peace with your mom and dad. 'til we meet again. Love you always - Aunti Jo

03/06/2009 michael fernandez ginabbs@comcast.net
billerica, ma, usa
Sue, Damian, Nicole & Paula ~sorry i was not able to be there. I will miss Jr a lot he was a great guy. my thoughts are with all of you. love Michael Fernandez

03/06/2009 Carolyn & Richard Pasquerella pasky7@hotmail.com
North Reading, Ma,
Sue, Nicole, Damien, Erin and Mia, Ralph's winning smile and wonderful laugh will surely be missed. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor but is now is a better place. Richard is happy to have been able to spend some time with him. Love, Carolyn and Richard

03/06/2009 Maureen Leverone columbus1151@yahoo.com
Milford, MA, USA
Susan, Nicole, Damien, Erin, Mia and Paula, I had the privilege of meeting Ralph on two occasions and recognized immediately the strength and love of this man for his family. May you find strength in the memories and peace knowing that he is finally at rest. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rich and Maureen

03/05/2009 The Bozzi Family cbozzi2008@yahoo.com
Reading, Ma, USA
To the Costa Family, we send our heartfelt sympathy and will always keep our fondest memories of Jr. and the love he showed for his family. His laugh was contagious - we will miss that. Love, Bob, Cathy, Christina, Robert and Michael.

03/05/2009 betty weir weir
natick, mass,
Paula our hearts are with you and you are in our prayers. I'm sure your brother will be missed by lots of people especially you but we here for you if you need anything. Please let let us know

03/05/2009 The Nearing Family bcednearing@comcast.net
North Reading, MA, USA
Sue, Damian, Nicole, Paula, Erin, Mia-- We are all so sorry for your loss as we know it's a huge one... In the 5 years that we came to know Ralph, he was always smiling, and he had a spark in his eyes that made you feel loved. He was gentle and kind and he genuinely cared about people around him, and he adored his family. Ralph loved life and loved to cook and entertain and he knew how to make someone feel comfortable in his home. Those are all things that we will remember about Ralph and all things that were taken from him by ALS. We will continue to fight in Ralph's memory so that ALS will no longer be able to rob people like Ralph of the ability to live and love life as they knew it. I hope you can all find some comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering on this earth, and he can now enjoy life forever with those who were waiting for him. Again, our hearts are heavy and if there is anything that you need, we are only a phone call away. Love, Debbie, Bruce, Caitlin, Emily & Christopher and Holly dog too!

03/05/2009 Anna L. Ruggiero alr1369@comcast.net
East Boston, MA, USA
Dear Paula, You were a loyal and loving sister, and Junior knew that, and loved you for it. Stay strong for his memory. Your friend, Anna Ruggiero

03/05/2009 Michael Crotty coachcrotty@middlesexmagic.com
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A Friend by Chance A brother By Choice... Rest easy my friend in the arms of your Mother and Father. I love you Mike

03/05/2009 Anna L. Ruggiero alr1369@comcast.net
East Boston, MA, USA
Dear Sue, Paula, Damian, Erin, Nicole & baby Mia: Junior was one SPECIAL guy. The one time I spent time talking with him left no doubt of how much he loved his family. And I certainly will never forget our talking, or his smile and laughter. My thoughts are with all of you, especially during this most difficult time. Love, Anna Ruggiero

03/05/2009 Matthew Bokuniewicz bokuniewicz17@yahoo.com
burlington, massachusetts, united states
Dear Damian,Erin,Sue,Nicole,Paula and Mia. The times spent with Ralph will not be forgotten. I can think of memories of Ralph that simply bring a smile to my face. Ralph has taught us to enjoy the times we spend with our family and friends. He will be remembered as a loving father, devoted husband, grandfather, and a true friend. I will miss Ralph very much! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Buckets

03/05/2009 Joe, Leanne and Marissa rissyjake@yahoo.com
North Reading, MA,
Sue, Damien, Nicole and Erin, we would just like to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ralph was a wonderful and caring man who will be missed greatly. Sue, as I told you before we are here for you and Nicole so if you need anything please let us know. We love you guys!

03/05/2009 Theresa Doyle theresa.doyle@als-ma.org
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Susan, Nichole, Damian, and Erin It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and your family. I still remember the first time that I met Ralph, and you Susan at the State House! And the day that you came to the office and we got to hear the pre-loaded messages on Ralph's Lightwriter-favorite drink and a few profanities! Susan, you are such a strong, wonderful person. I was so touched yesterday that you were more concerned about my grief and how I would take Ralph's loss rather than your own. Please remember to take care of you! Please know that I am here if there is anything that I can do in the future. My condolences and love, Theresa

03/05/2009 CINDY PULSIFER charlotte_pulsifer@yahoo.com
weymouth m, mass,
PAULA AND THE COSTA FAMILY, I ONLY MET JR ONCE AT YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY. HE WAS A NICE GUY. DEBBIE TOLD ME OF ALL THE NICE THINGS YOU DID FOR HIM. YOU WERE A WONDERFUL SISTER. REMEMBER ALL THOSE MEMORIES IT WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THIS TOUGH TIME. LOVE CINDY

03/05/2009 PEGGY GATTI WICARDWAYZ@aim.com
TEWKSBURY, MASS, MIDDLESEX
TO PAULA AND FAMILY, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU WERE A GREAT SISTER. REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES YOU GUYS HAD. PEGGY

03/05/2009 PATRICIA COLON PCOLON1@VERIZON.NET
REVERE, MA, SUFFOLK
DEAR PAULA AND FAMILY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU WERE A WONDERFUL SISTER. I NEVER SEEN SO MUCH LOVE BETWEEN A BROTHER AND SISTER. HIS FACE WOULD LIGHT UP. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. LOVE PATRICIA

03/05/2009 Helen Mclaughlin dmroadrunner403@verizon.net
East Boston, Ma, suffolk
To THE COSTA FAMILY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PAULA YOU WERE VERY GOOD TO YOUR BROTHER. HE LOVED YOU. REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES YOU SHARED WITH HIM. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. HELEN

03/04/2009 Kristina Fusco xokristina37xo@aol.com
North Reading, MA, Middlesex
Dear Costa Family: My family and I were saddened to hear of the loss of your father/husband. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Nicole: If there's anything I can do to help you in anyway or if you just want to talk, you know how to reach me, and I will be there for you no matter what=] xoxoxo, Kristina and the Fusco Family.

03/04/2009 Rosanne Giuliano rgsophia@comcast.net
Stoneham, MA, USA
To the entire Costa family.....There are special people and honestly, very rare people like Ralph that leave an impression on someone's life the way he did..I grew up in the North End and haven't seen "Junior" since moving from there and getting married! Yet, I live in Stoneham and have never bumped into him...How sad is that!!! I was so sad to see face and read the news of his passing today....My mind immediatley went back to the days on Hanover Street...the chats we had and always remembering that he was the kindest person I had the joy of knowing...I thank him for the wonderful memories I have of growing up in a loving, tight nit community. My prayers for all of you as I know the pain of loosing someone so close is unreal and painful. I do know that you will find peace in your hearts knowing that he is with God and not suffering anymore...His spirit will always be with you as someone so kind and special as he is, is an absolute angel in heaven watching over the ones he loves....Stay strong, stay close and feel his presence with you all....forever.. God Bless Rosanne Giuliano

03/04/2009 PAM AND DOMINIC PBOC623@AOL.COM
MARSHFIELD, MA,
DEAR SUE NICOLE DAIMEN AND ERIN ALSO BABY MIA, WE WERE ALL SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS WHEN CAROLE CALLED THE OTHER NIGHT, SO WE SAID A PRAYER BEFORE DINNER THAT NIGHT AND TALKED ABOUT ALL THE GOOD TIMES AND LAUGHS DOWN THE BEACH ON CAPE COD AND ALSO THE FAMILY PARTYS, ITS NICE TO HAVE MEMORIES TO HOLD ON TO. SUE I HOPE YOU AND NICOLE WILL CHERISH ALL PRECIOUS TIMES YOU HAD TOGETHER, HE WAS AN AWESOME GUY, TAKE CARE EVERYONE SEE YOU SOON, AGAIN DEEPEST SYMPATHY LOVE AND THINKING OF YOU PAM DOMINIC GIANA AND LITTLE DOMINIC XOXOXO

03/04/2009 Dottie Marchese DotMarchese@comcast.net
Stoneham, Ma,
Sue, We never had the opportunty to meet you, but we go back many years with Junior & Damian at the Provanzano's pool.The one thing that we will always rememeber about Junior was his smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Dottie, Frank & Frankie Marchese

03/04/2009 sister pcosta611@yahoo.com
Tewksbury, mass,
Brother ,when Mom and Dad died ,you gave me hope to carry on in life, and be strong ,and you would be there for me ,and now that you are gone i feel lost inside to have seen you go, i will miss you so so much and keep you in my heart forever, and never forget all the good times we shared together with our family.Love your one only sister paula xxxxooo

03/04/2009 Colleen, Kevin & Ava Ruffing
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We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

03/04/2009 Doreen & John djl41@comcast.net
Saugus, MA, USA
To Paula and her family: Our deepest condolences on the loss of "Junior". May it give you great comfort knowing he is now watching over you, as angels do.

03/04/2009 DIANE O,BRIEN ARTIST6110@VERIZON.NET
MILLIS, MA,
TO SUE,DAMIEN,NICOLE AND ERIN, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I'M SURE RALPH WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS, IN YOUR MEMORIES AND PHOTOS THAT ARE SHARED BETWEEN ALL OF YOU.EVEN THOUGH I ONLY MET HIM BRIEFLY, I KNOW HE WAS QUITE A SPECIAL PERSON. GOD BLESS DIANE

03/04/2009 tHE bOKUNIEWICZ fAMILY jbokuniewicz48@yahoo.com
North Reading, Mass,
Dear Sue, Damian and Nicole, We are very saddened at the loss of Ralph. He was a fun person who loved being with his family and friends. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He got to see his baby grandaughter Mia which we know was very important to him. Matt will miss all the fun times he had with Ralph and the "boys". He will be watching over you and all of us from heaven! Love, Jean, Lester, Matt, Mark and Joe

03/04/2009 Donna & Steven
Woburn, MA,
We have so many happy memories of the times we spent with Junior. We will treasure each and every one of them. Our love to you all.

03/04/2009 Jason Weiner djjw21@hotmail.com
North Reading, MA, USA
To Damian and all of Ralph's family and friends, me deepest condolences for the loss of a great father, husband, brother, son, and friend. I find comfort knowing that Ralph's pain and suffering has passed. I have learned from and have found motivation from Ralph's love of life and desire to have fun with family and friends. I will always remember the smiles, the laughs, and good times. love, Jay

03/04/2009 carol fitzgerald cfitzy8@hotmail.com
north reading, ma,
Sue,Nicole,Paula,Damian,Erin and Mia: So sorry for your loss. Ralph will be missed. Our thoughts and prays are with you all. Love, Carol,Jack,Shawn and Raegan.

03/04/2009 The LoVerme Family christyak@yahoo.com
Rochdale, MA, USA
Sue, Damian, Erin, Nicole, Paula and Mia~ Just to say Junior's name brings a smile to our faces. The memories of him make us laugh outloud! He loved with everything he had and made each day worth it! His love and strength will be with all of you today and always. We wish you all the comfort needed to get through. Jason, Christy and Madelyn LoVerme

03/04/2009 Kevin & Katie Kieran kjkieran@yahoo.com
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Damian, Erin, Sue, Nicole, & Mia: Ralph is in our thoughts and prayers. He was an all around great guy and we will miss him.

03/04/2009 Rosemary LoVuolo rolovo@hotmail.com
Dennis, Massachusetts, United States
Sue, Nicole, Damien, Erin and Mia, Our heats go out to all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ralph and Rosemary

03/04/2009 MARIE HERMAN&JERRY PAPAMAMA2@VERIZON.NET
REVERE , MA, SUFFOLK
TO PAULA AND HER FAMILY, I ONLY MET JR ONCE AND I AM SO GLAD THAT I DID. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF. MAY YOUR MEMORIES BRING YOU COMFORT. GOD BLESS YOU. MARIE

03/04/2009 DEBBIE DMILITO@MBTA.COM
TEWKSBURY, MASS, MIDDLESEX
TO THE COSTA FAMILY, JR WILL SADLY BE MISSED. HE WAS SUCH A GREAT GUY. I WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN HIS SISTER AND I WENT TO FLORIDA WITH HIM LAST YEAR. WE DRANK SO MUCH AND THAN WE FOUND OUT IT WAS ST. PATRICKS DAY. WE JUST LAUGHED. KEEP THOSE MEMORIES OF HIM NEAR AND DEAR TO YOUR HEART FOR THAT IS WHAT WILL GET US THROUGH THIS. LOVE DEB

03/04/2009 Frank Mclaughlin fmclaughlin146@comast.net
Winthrop, ma, suffolk
To Damian, paula, sue. I am so sorry for your loss. I felt like I knew Jr my whole life we had fun when we went out. I will miss him. He was a great guy. Frank Mclaughlin

03/04/2009 Rachell and John Granara rgranara7@comcast.net
Wilmington, MA, USA
Sue,Damian, Nicloe, Paula - Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jr. will be remembered always.

03/04/2009 DJ and Jodi Connor jodiconnor@yahoo.com
North Reading, MA,
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Costa family. Ralph was a wonderful person and will be missed.

03/04/2009 Alan A
Medford, MA, USA
To the wife and daughter of Ralph: I am very saddened to read today in the Herald of Ralph's passing. In the short time I knew him, he was always smiling, happy, and a great guy in general. He described himself to me as a "soft-hearted" person who just minds his own business. I wish you, his family my kindest condolences, I feel so bad that he is gone. God bless Ralph who is now in heaven.

03/04/2009 Mike and Chrissy Doyle md5323@comcast.net
Dedham, MA, USA
Damian, Erin, Sue, Nicole and Mia; Ralph's stength, determination and smile is an inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

03/04/2009 Jodi Kader jodikader@verizon.net
North Reading, MA, USA
To Sue, Nicole, Damian and Erin, We are so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a great guy and always made everyone feel at home while entertaining at his house! My family will never forget the fun we had with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Jodi, Essam, Tommy, and Christian

03/04/2009 Simblaris Family b.simblarris@verizon.net
North Reading, MA,
Dear Sue, Please know that you, Nicole, and Damian are in our thoughts in prayers. May the fact that Ralph's suffering is over now comfort you during this difficult time. Love, The Simblaris Family

03/04/2009 Damian Costa dgramps65@yahoo.com
Norwood, Ma, USA
We love you Dad/Grandpa and will miss you so much.

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