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“There are not enough candles here to light to help ease the sorrow we all feel. Joe was larger than life, and anyone that knew him well, knew he was...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Emily and Bill Michaels - CT

“My sincere condolences to the DaCosta family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Joanne Sousa - Storrs, CT

“To Matt and Family,I am so saddened by the news of Mr. DaCosta, and will cherish all the great times we had. I'll never forget that he gave me the...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Kait Flanagan - West Palm Beach, FL

“Elise and boys I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there to share in the rememberances of the day and be there for you. I know the moments...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Beth OConnor - Lisbon, CT

“Dear Elise and family ,we were so sorry to hear of Joes death may he rest in peace.Bill and Bridie Forde Ireland ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Elise and Family, please know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time! May the loved ones around you give you comfort! RIP...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kittie Leonardo - Franklin Square, NY

“I feel much sadness today, to have lost such a great guy, and so caring for his family and friends. My prayers at this difficult time. John Panto ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Maureen and I are so sorry for your loss. We sit here with a heavy heart thinking of the fun we had over the last 30 plus years. Joe and me coaching...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry for your loss; may time help to ease your pain and fondest memories comfort all of you. The Charley Lyons family ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe and Elise have been important and very close (best) friends to my daughter Kristen (Price). My prayer is that Joe has returned home to Christ and...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Ed Johnson - friend

“Elise and family, We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Aubrie, Rae and I are thinking of you all. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Mazur - Coventry, CT

“Elise and Family,I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love, thoughts and prayers your way.Love,Marie Huther (nurse from TE) ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Marie Huther - Enfiled - Friend

“Matt, We are deeply saddened by the loss of your dad. Please know are thoughts and prayers go out to your family. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: The Hood Family - South Windsor, CT

“My Condolences to the family. I am grateful to have know Joe he took a chance and gave me my first senior leadership position. And for that I will...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Brosovich - The Woodlands, TX

“My deepest condolences to Joe's family. Joe was instrumental in my career path giving me an opportunity in Norwich CT. I will be forever grateful...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Tim Garcia - Sacramento, CA

“I will always remember meeting Joe for the first time at Abdow's and seeing the smile on Elise's face that day. The memories of being in your...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Katie Cronin - Pawleys Island, SC


Joe DaCosta, 55, of South Windsor, CT, loving husband of 30 years to Elise (Messer) DaCosta, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Hartford Hospital with his family at his side. Born in the Azores, Portugal, the son of Joao and Maria (Ferreira) DaCosta of Rocky Hill, where he grew up and lived before moving to South Windsor thirty years ago. Joe was a graduate of Rocky Hill High School, Class of 1981. Joe started his career in the food service industry at Abdow’s Big Boy in Wethersfield, CT. Thereafter he joined Monarch Foods of South Windsor, CT as a salesman. Joe rose to the position of The Division President of U.S. Food Service of Houston, Texas and then held the same position in Norwich, CT. For the last seven years he has worked at Sysco Connecticut starting as Director of Multi-Unit Sales and most recently as Vice President of Sales where he met many people who have a special place in his heart. Joe was a communicant of St. Margaret Mary Church in South Windsor. He enjoyed golfing, watching the New York Yankees, Real Madrid, and most importantly spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his wife, and his parents, he is survived by his beloved sons, Joseph DaCosta of New York, NY, Matthew DaCosta of Somerville, MA, and Michael DaCosta of South Windsor; his brother, John DaCosta and his wife Chrysa of Topsfield, MA; his sister, Luisa Machado and her husband Jason of Ellington; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Peggy Messer of South Windsor; two brothers-in-law, Eddie Messer of Manchester, and Greg Messer and his wife Patty of Charlestown, MA; two sisters-in-law, Charlotte Gildea and her husband Mark of Bridgewater, MA, and Kara Forde and her husband Adrian of Sudbury, MA and several nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends for calling hours on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 17th, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 80 Hayes Road, South Windsor. Burial will follow in Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Zero - The End of Prostate Cancer, 515 King Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22314. For online condolences and guest book, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com