Laudalino Costa

  • Born: May 16, 1937
  • Died: January 11, 2021
  • Location: San Mateo, California

Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home - FD-230

977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel. (650) 343-1804

Tribute & Message From The Family

Laudalino (Larry) Costa passed away peacefully on January 11, 2021. He was 83 years old.

Laudalino was born in the town of Porto Formoso on the island of San Miguel, Azores, on May 16, 1937. He married his wife, Maria, in 1968 and then they immigrated to the United States. Settling down in San Mateo, California, they raised two children— their son, Manuel and their daughter, Elizabeth.

Laudalino loved to garden and was always happy to share fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers with family, friends, and neighbors. He loved all Bay Area sports teams, and would seldom leave home without his Giants baseball cap. Laudalino was a Life Member of the Santo Cristo Society of South San Francisco, and always looked forward to the festas and reminiscing about the old country with his Portuguese friends. Most of all, Laudalino loved his family, who will miss him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to:

Mission Hospice & Home Care
66 Bovet Road
Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94402


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Maria da Graça, Liz and Manny, we are so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Laudolino was a genuine man, and we are so happy to have met him. Our sincere condolences and best wishes for comfort in this difficult time for your family and close friends.
May he rest in God's peace.
Warmly, Isabel, Francisco & Emma Covas

Posted by Isabel Varela - Bethesda, MD - Family Friend   January 14, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Tio Laudalino. I will always remember him as a kind and gentle person. I have many good memories of my visit to California and the time we spent together sightseeing. Too Laudalino was a generous and gracious host and made me feel very welcome.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family.
Love, Anna

Posted by Anna Rebelo - Toronto, Canada - Family   January 14, 2021

I feel so sad at the passing of my brother Laudalino. He was a very dear brother and I have so many good memories of him. My deepest condolences to Maria da Graca, Manuel and Elizabeth.
May Laudalino rest in peace.

Posted by Januaria Rebelo - Toronto, Canada - Sister   January 14, 2021

I was so sad to hear about the passing of Titio Laudalino. Mom named me after him and I spent my first years living with him in my grandparents' home. Later, in Canada we would have frequent visits from our uncle and family on their way to Sao Miguel. Those visits were so much fun as the whole extended family would gather, eat, drink and reconnect. Later, uncle Laudalino would proudly talk about the bounties of his garden and the battles with the critters in the back yard.
He was a wonderful person full of compassion, kindness, love and laughter. Our condolences to Tia Graca, Liz and Manny. May the memories you have sustain you and help you heal over the next days and years.
Titio laudalina will be forever in our hearts.


Maria Laudalina, Rufus and Patrick

Posted by Maria Laudalina House - Burlington - Family   January 14, 2021

Our sincerest condolences. I am going to miss Larry at Festas and talking about animals and playing cards. He was always there for me.

Posted by Manuel Placido - Caruthers, CA - Family   January 13, 2021

My condolences to the Costa family. I was very sad to hear of my Tio Laudalino's passing. May he rest in peace. Hugs and kisses to the family.

Posted by Sandra Casinha Terrero - Scarborough - Family   January 13, 2021

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