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Mary R. (Costa) Maratea

January 6, 2015
Mary R. (Costa) Maratea
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Visiting hours are Friday from 3:00-7:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 10th at 9:00am from Ludlow Funeral Home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth’s Parish at 10:00am followed by burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery. 

Mary R. (Costa) Maratea, 89, lifelong resident of Ludlow, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, surrounded by the love of her family. Mary was the daughter of the late Dominic R. and Anna (Fernandes) Costa. A 43 year employee for the WESTVACO Co., she retired in 1987. Mary was an avid season ticket holder for 60 years with various Springfield Hockey Teams. She was a member of the Portuguese American Citizens Club, enjoyed organized group trips, and loved sharing her cooking and baking skills with her daughter and granddaughters. She was a faithful communicant for many years at the former St. Mary of the Assumption Church and is currently a communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Parish. She leaves her devoted husband of 65 years Carlo, her daughter Jackie Doyle and husband Ed, of Ludlow; 2 granddaughters, Lisa Keyes and Kate Doyle, of Boston; a sister Amelia “Millie” Rodrigues and a brother Anthony R. Costa, both of Ludlow; and was predeceased by her siblings Benita DeCosta, John R. Costa, and Joaquina Costa.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN, 38105 ( or St. Anthony Shrine and Ministry Center, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA, 02110-1111 (

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