Susan B Costa
10/13/1936 - 02/25/2013


Susan Bowne Costa


76, Long-time resident of Chatham


Susan Bowne Costa, of Chatham, passed away in her sleep at Aegis Assisted Living Facility in Issaquah, WA on February 25, 2013. She was 76.


Born in Brooklyn, NY, on October 13, 1936, the eldest daughter of Edwin and Svea Bowne. She moved to Chatham in 1939 where her family built a home on Orchard Road.


She met the love of her life, David M. Costa, when she was 13 years old. Married in 1959, they spent over 60 years as residents of Chatham before moving to Seattle, WA to be near their granddaughters.


Mrs. Costa is a 1954 graduate of Chatham High School. After graduating from Centenary College, she worked as a reporter for the Morristown Daily Record. She went on to work for Lever Brothers as a model and creative writer for their advertising department.


Mrs. Costa grew up as a member of the Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham where she also taught Sunday School. She was also a long-time member at Fairmount Country Club in Chatham. She volunteered in the Chatham Library, as well as the Chatham Schools, and was a member of the PTA. She loved reading, art, music, and decorating. But most of all she loved her home, family and pets.


She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, David M. Costa; a daughter Nancy Fischbach and her husband Karl of Seattle, WA; grandchildren Caroline and Lauren; a sister Nancy Rollinson and her husband Frederich of Eastham, MA; a nephew Robert Rollinson and niece Pamela Massey.


The family wishes to thank Aegis Assisted Living Center of Issaquah, WA for their care and kindness.


She was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was adored for her graciousness, kindness, and great sense of humor. Her family will miss her dearly.


A memorial service will be held at 10am onMarch 6, 2013 at the Bradley & Son Funeral Home in Chatham. Mrs. Costa will be interred in the Bowne family plot at the Fairmount Cemetery in Chatham.


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