Jose Antonio Santos Costa, passed away at the age of 54 on June 30, 2021. His family always called him Tony, and he later went by Antonio to his friend and co-workers.
He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but lived the entirety of his life in Mount Vernon, NY. Tony graduated from Mount Vernon High School, did some community college and also attended culinary school in NYC. He was such an amazing creative cook at home as well at his job. He loved his family and his two cats, Pumpkin and Amber. He also loved feeding and interacting with the many of god’s creatures, big and small, that entered the backyard. Some of which even let him feed them out of his hand. He always had such a way with animals. They will miss his kindness and compassion.
He was predeceased by his father Arnaldo DaCosta and he leaves behind his loving mother, Maria Lurdes DaCosta and his two sisters, Sofia Costa Dickson (Michael) and Diana Costa-Ferraro (Sal) who will forever love and truly miss him. He was also loved and will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins in America and in Portugal. Rest In Peace our dear Tony, until we meet again.
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