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 Arthur J. “Art” Costa

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Arthur J. “Art” Costa

Birth
Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
6 May 2006 (aged 84)
Chatham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot
Costa
Memorial ID
52418472 View Source

Arthur J. Costa, 84
WW II vet was Art's Dune Tours founder.Arthur J. "Art" Costa, 84, of Provincetown, died Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Liberty Commons Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Center in Chatham. He was the husband of Patricia (DeCosta) Costa.Born and raised in Provincetown, he was the son of the late Antone and Anika (Coelho) Costa.A WW II Army veteran, he served in the Italian theater. He fought in the battle for Cassino and was awarded the Purple Heart, being wounded twice by shrapnel from mortar fire.In 1946, Mr. Costa founded Art's Dune Tours, which he ran until his health took a turn for the worse several years ago. For over half a century, Mr. Costa hosted thousands of visitors from all over the world, sharing with them his passion and enthusiasm for the dunes and the Province Lands. He opened his business with a 1936 Ford Woody. In the off-season he would deliver oil for Cape Cod Oil.At the time he turned the business over to his son, he had built it up to include a number of dune taxis and employees. But his fervor for the environment never wavered. He took a great deal of pride educating his customers, both the famous and ordinary, about the fragile ecology and mystical beauty of Provincetown's dunes.Mr. Costa was a member of the VFW Lewis A. Young Post. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and listening to the swing music of Glenn Miller.In addition to his wife of 44 years, he is survived by sons Robert Costa of Provincetown and Shawn Costa of Truro, as well as Shawn's former wife, Susan McCabe, also of Truro; a grandson, Christopher Costa of Truro; plus several nieces and nephews.A Funeral Mass with military honors is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, May 12, at St. Peter the Apostle Church, Prince Street,Provincetown. Burial will be private.Memorial donations may be made to the Provincetown Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 109, Provincetown, MA 02657.

Arthur J. Costa, 84
WW II vet was Art's Dune Tours founder.Arthur J. "Art" Costa, 84, of Provincetown, died Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Liberty Commons Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Center in Chatham. He was the husband of Patricia (DeCosta) Costa.Born and raised in Provincetown, he was the son of the late Antone and Anika (Coelho) Costa.A WW II Army veteran, he served in the Italian theater. He fought in the battle for Cassino and was awarded the Purple Heart, being wounded twice by shrapnel from mortar fire.In 1946, Mr. Costa founded Art's Dune Tours, which he ran until his health took a turn for the worse several years ago. For over half a century, Mr. Costa hosted thousands of visitors from all over the world, sharing with them his passion and enthusiasm for the dunes and the Province Lands. He opened his business with a 1936 Ford Woody. In the off-season he would deliver oil for Cape Cod Oil.At the time he turned the business over to his son, he had built it up to include a number of dune taxis and employees. But his fervor for the environment never wavered. He took a great deal of pride educating his customers, both the famous and ordinary, about the fragile ecology and mystical beauty of Provincetown's dunes.Mr. Costa was a member of the VFW Lewis A. Young Post. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and listening to the swing music of Glenn Miller.In addition to his wife of 44 years, he is survived by sons Robert Costa of Provincetown and Shawn Costa of Truro, as well as Shawn's former wife, Susan McCabe, also of Truro; a grandson, Christopher Costa of Truro; plus several nieces and nephews.A Funeral Mass with military honors is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, May 12, at St. Peter the Apostle Church, Prince Street,Provincetown. Burial will be private.Memorial donations may be made to the Provincetown Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 109, Provincetown, MA 02657.


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COSTA, ARTHUR J
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/20/1921
DATE OF DEATH: 05/06/2006
BURIED AT:
ST PETERS CEMETERY
JEROME SMITH ROAD PROVINCETOWN, MA 02657
(508) 487-0095


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