In Memory

Carol Lee Costa-(Crowell)

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07/26/18 10:43 AM #1    

Ray Ferreira

I remember Carol from our POD (Problems of Democracy) class and study hall.  She was a kind person and a friend to all who knew her.  I reconnected with her when she was an Editor at the New Bedford Standard-Times.  She arranged the interview and news article for our NBHS 1965 Classmate Carol (Gongolla) Roy. Carol  Roy was retiring from the City Assessor's (after 40 years of service) at New Bedford City Hall.   ----- Rest in Peace Carol, you will be missed.  (Carol Lee Costa - Crowell died on July 24, 2018, age 72, at her home in Port Charlotte, Florida.)


07/27/18 11:59 AM #2    

Raymond Veary


Carol was one of my dearest friends from the old Acushnet days. I am stunned by the news of her passing. And  I have spent much of today reliving the thousand memories of which she was such an important part in an feeble effort to ease my sense of loss. Carol began work at The Standard Times cutting clippings for its archive and library. She then went on to be a beat reporter, and she grew so beautifully at the task that the paper made her its editor. She served in that capacity with honor and distinction. I suspect her world-heavy loving heart was a key to her success. Her willingness to work double hard was likely another. Damn it, this is a sad day! But we know we’ll meet a smiling face with pen and pad in hand when our day comes.

Ray Veary 

07/27/18 03:18 PM #3    

Eileen Soucy (Caron)

So sorry to hear about Carol.  We used to go dancing every week in high school and then reconnected when my husband worked at the Standard-Times.  Gone too soon.

07/28/18 10:41 AM #4    

James Casey

Carol was a life-long friend, a stellar Journalist and a simply wonderful person. It seems like only yesterday that she would rendevousz at Winston's Pub with her Standard ~ Times colleagues and friends to discuss the day's events, and meet and relax with friends as the day unwound. She had a heart of gold and a personality to match. The many laughs and and stories that we all shared, along with husband Dave, will never fade. Two of the greatest people I've known in this very short life. Carol and my Sister, Maureen, were very close personal friends and I know my little sister's heart is heavy today. May the Good Lord embrace Carol and hold her close for all Eternity. If He Does, he'll forever have the very best stories of life at hand. My deepest condolences to Husband Dave in this darkest time. RIP, Carol! We are all a bit less whole for losing you so early in life. God Bless you, Sweet Lady! cryingcryingbroken heart

07/30/18 09:25 AM #5    

Kenneth George Monteiro

David:  I am saddened in learning of the passing of your lifelong love and soulmate.   Much too soon.   There were no better journalist/reporter and photographer in Southeastern Mass.  My Laurel and Hardy.  :))    She was relentless and dogmatic in reporting and lent a human aspect and dignity always.  She wrote the book on women in journalism and was a great example of a compassionate person.  Her passions were her partner and family, her work and the people of New Bedford and Southeastern Massachusetts.   I am fortunate to have been a friend and loved by such a great lady.  Many interactions with our jobs, both official and unofficial.  I regret at not keeping in touch but understand that you both are part of my fabric.  My deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies to your family and loved ones.  Carol Lee is forever in my heart and you all are remembered in my thoughts and prayers.  She earned her wings long ago.  Another Angel to watch over us.  Love, Kenneth G.   

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