Bernard D'Costa

November 05, 1928 - August 10, 2020

Obituary for Bernard D'Costa

Bernard D’Costa, 91, of Raleigh, NC died peacefully at his home on August 10, 2020. He was born in Goa, India on November 5, 1928, son of the late Octavio and Catherine D’Costa.

Bernard was a trail blazer in his little town in India. He was the first to earn a college degree which enabled him to travel the world. Bernard’s engineering career took him from India to Africa and eventually to the US. He loved to travel and experience different cultures. He loved music and dancing. He kept up with the latest dance moves dancing with his grandchildren. Most of all, Bernard loved his family.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Roque Santana and his four children, Ophyll, Dafnie, Jeffrie, and Jennifer. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and one great grandson.

A private Liturgy of the Word will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 14, 2020 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church located at 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613. Flowers can be sent in memory of Bernard D’Costa to Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.




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