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Eugene James Costa
Eugene James Costa

WILMINGTON – Eugene James Costa, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

He was born in Bronx, New York, on April 18, 1951, son of the late Angelo and Vincenza Costa.

He lived a wonderful life and cherished every moment with his loving family and friends. He was the owner of Bon Appetit. He will always be known as the crazy Yankee man and will forever be in our hearts.

He is survived by Claudia Costa, the love of his life and wife of 28 years; his daughters, Lauren Costa and Alyssa Rosario and husband, Jonathan Rosario; granddaughter, London Rosario; step- grandson, Jeremy Rosario; mother and father-in-law, Ralph and Annette Triano; brother-in-law, Ralph Triano; loving sister, Marie Moniz; and brother-in-law, Andy Moniz; niece and nephew, Christopher Moniz and Stephanie Moniz- Albert; aunts, uncles, lifelong friends and his loving “son,” Max his dog.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.

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