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Victor P. D'Costa

March 29, 1934 ~ April 18, 2017 (age 83)

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April 23, 2017

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, LLC
11 Lincoln St.
Framingham, MA 01702

Funeral Mass
April 24, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Linus Church
119 Hartford Street
Nactick, MA 01760

Private Interment

Professor Victor P. D’Costa, 83, of Natick and Framingham, formerly of Nairobi, Kenya died Tuesday morning, April 18th following a brief illness. Born in Moshi, Tanzania, he was the son of the late John & Gracie (Gomez) D’Costa, and the beloved husband of Christina “Tina” (Dantas) D’Costa.

Victor grew up in Moshi, Tanzania and completed his undergraduate education in India. He earned his Masters Degree in Uganda, and obtained his PhD at West Virginia University.  Victor went on to become a Professor of Soil Science at the University of Nairobi, retiring to Framingham/Natick with his wife for the past 20 years.

Besides his wife of 52 years, he is survived by his children, Victoria Gutierrez & her husband Juan of Natick, Conrad & his wife Angie of San Antonio, TX, and Reuben & his wife Arlene of Framingham, his cherished grandchildren, Daniel, Tomas, Alex, Sophia & Gabriella Gutierrez, and Nicholas, Aidan & Catherine D’Costa, two siblings, Zachary & his wife Celine of CA, and Martha Koch & her husband Mike of MN, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Victor’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham on Sunday, April 23rd from 2-6 P.M. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning in St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St. Natick, at 10 o’clock. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Victor’s name to: The American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Parkinson's Disease Association
72 E. Concord Street, Boston MA 02118

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