September 1, 1944 - May 6, 2021
LUNENBURG: Juanita A. (Costa) Fields, 76, of Lunenburg, formerly of Ayer, died Thursday morning, May 6, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Juanita was born in Acushnet, MA. September 1, 1944, a daughter of the late Ivan and Mary (Delgado) Costa and has resided in Lunenburg since 1996. She graduated from New Bedford High School and Mt Wachusett Community College in Gardner. After graduating from college with a degree in Human Services she dedicated her life to empowering and being an advocate for women. Working for Battered Women’s Resources in Leominster and Pathways for Change in Worcester. Juanita received numerous awards for her passion of helping others in need including the Jane Doe Award in 2000. The Leominster Haitian Community Center presented her with a certificate of recognition in 2020 for her dedication to victims of domestic violence which was awarded by the City of Leominster, State Senator, US Congressmen and the Governor. Favorite pastimes were painting, gardening, and playing pool at the Lunenburg Senior Center with her friends affectionately known as the “Hot Pockets”. She enjoyed spending her spare time with her children, grandchildren, and her extended family. Her favorite thing to do was to take trips with her husband to various states across the East Coast. Juanita is survived by her husband of 46 years, John “Tim” Fields; her son, Tony Fields and his wife Patricia of Shirley; a daughter, Jai Fields of Lunenburg; two sisters, Denise Costa-Haywood of South Carolina and Cecelia Costa of Georgia; three grandchildren Jared T. Fields, Marcus J. Fields and Trevor J. Fields; sisters-in-law Marianne Vargas and her husband David, of Georgia; sister-in-law Lynette Griffith and her husband Arthur of Massachusetts; brother-in-law Simon Fields of Massachusetts; nephews, nieces and cousins. Juanita's family will receive family and friends on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm in the Anderson Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Rd., Ayer. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11 AM in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society of Massachusetts.
LUNENBURG: Juanita A. (Costa) Fields, 76, of Lunenburg, formerly of Ayer, died Thursday morning, May 6, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Juanita was born in Acushnet, MA. September 1, 1944, a daughter of the late Ivan and Mary (Delgado) Costa... View Obituary & Service Information
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