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||Funeral Booklet for Hipolite Acosta, Sr.
||Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
||Estate of Hipolite Acosta, Sr.
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
||Acosta, Hipolite, Sr.
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean ( lcsh )
||North America -- United States Virgin Islands
||The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
HIPOLITE ACOSTA, SR.
(May 12, 1905 May 2, 1984)
FUNERAL. SER VICtS
JOHN THOMAS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Tuesday. May 8, 1984
Viewing: 11:00 am.
Servc: 1:00 p.m.
The Very Rev. John Murphy. C.SS.R.
WESTERN CEMETERY II
IIIPOLITE ACOSTA, SR.
May 12. 1905 May 2, 1984
Hipolite Acosta, Sr. was born on May 12. 1905 on the Wand of
Vieques. Puerto Rico and was the m.n of Victorina and Juan Arosta.
He grew up and attended school it. hir. hometown. Afutr school
"Sasso', as he was popularly known, worked at sevnl jobs; as an
agricultural worker and as sailor on schooners. There schooners
played the waters between Vieques and the Virgin Islands. carrying
fruit and produce to St Thomas and St. Croix. It was then that he
met Senorita Conchita Espinosa Almestica, of Christiansted, St.
Croix where they were married on April 8, 1934. Shortly after their
marriage the young couple moved to St. Thomas. where "Sasso"
became employed with the Department of Public Works.
From 1935 until 1943. when he enlisted in the U.S. Merchant
Marine. "Sasso" held the post of foreman in Public Work". He
sailed with the Merchant Marine for sbout 12 years. retuming to
his family in 19-16 and again to work at Public Works. In 1953.
he moved with his wife and family of eid t children; six daughters
and two sons, to live in New York. In New York he became engaged
in the field of auto mechanics and attained the position of Certified
Mechanic with the Cadillac Corporation of New York City. Thi.
post he held until his retum once again to St. Thomas in 1963
with his wife Concha and several of their children.
In December 1971. their lives were saddened with the' passing
of their eldest daughter. Hilda Acosta Steele.
Back in St. Thomas "Sasso" worked again for thet Ipt. of Public
Works, this time as an operator of heavy equipment. This he did
until his ntirement from government several years later. Never one
to sit still. "Sasso" became a taxi driver, where hs outguinV. juvil
nature made him a popular figure among lwcais and tounrts. alike.
This he did until about two years ago, until ill health forced him
into complete retirement.
"Sasso" passed away on May 2, 1984 at the St. bhouinma Ho>.
pital. He will be missed by his wife, his family and frie.liit. Mlay
he rest in peace.
WIFE ............. ........................ Conchita Acota
Hm.d-Leanore Acota Neve / Hel Roman / Heydne Acout
Hedy Acota Colon / Honoata Acota
HeVy Acosta / Hpolite Acota. Jr.
Marcula Acevedo I Gwllermma Acosta / Jeu Parrills
Elis Rvrs / Juana Ro
Esteban Prillt IJooquin Parrllr
33 GRANDCHILDREN / 7 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN