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Antonio Costa (1924 - 2019)

Ludlow - Antonio “Tony” Costa, 94, known to all as “Mr. Hocky” died on November 25, 2019 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Tony was born in Ludlow on December 1, 1924 to Manuel and Delphina (Ferreira) Costa, and had one sister, Lucinda Costa Morrissey and one brother, John Costa. He spent his entire life in Ludlow. He was drafted his senior year in high school. Tony served his country in the Navy beginning from July 1943 to May 1946 during World War II. He served as an electrician, 2nd class abroad ships in the Pacific on Philippine Islands and in Australia. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal. When Tony returned from the service he was hired by Ever Source as an electrician and i