Hilda DelRoss

Obituary of Hilda DelRoss

Hilda (Costa) DelRoss, 85, of Middletown, RI, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2007, at the Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Eugene J. DelRoss. Born in Fall River, MA, on September 19, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Francelina (Soares-Sousa) Costa. She was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1940. Hilda worked as a bookkeeper for the former Ideal Radio and Furniture Co. in Fall River, and also for the Department of the United States Navy at Gould Island, Davisville, Quonset Point, and RPIO Newport for thirty years. She also instructed classes in chair caneing and rush bottom at the former Swinburne School of Household Arts for 11 years. She was a parishioner of Jesus Savior Church, and was an avid knitter and traveler. Hilda is survived by her son David E. DelRoss and his wife Jane Hoyt DelRoss of Newport, and her sister Francelina Costa of Fall River. She was the sister of the late Manuel Costa, Julio Costa, John Costa, Jennie Mosteiro, Mary Costa, and Beatrice Costa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 9:00 am at Jesus Savior Church, Broadway, Newport. Burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Highland Ave., Fall River, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 2:00-6:00pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hilda's memory may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Newport and Bristol Counties, Hospice Program, PO Box 690, Portsmouth, RI, 02871
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