Elizabeth Miguel

Postumo Marshal - 2016

ELIZABETH DACOSTA MIGUEL, was born in 1933 in Elizabeth, NJ. Her parents, Antonio & Ibraima DaCosta, had immigrated to the United States in the late 1920’s from Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.  

Mrs. Elizabeth Miguel lived her entire life in Elizabeth and from a young age was a part of the Elizabeth Portuguese Instructive Social Club.  She was a part of the group that is now known as the “Old Youth” that was very active in the 1940’s/`1950’s.  

Mrs. Elizabeth Miguel graduated from Batten High School and began work as a bookkeeper at Thomas & Betts.  She married Abilio Miguel in 1964 and remained working up until the time they started their family.  They had two beautiful daughters, Theresa (Miguel) Veiga & Christine (Miguel) Grova.  

Mrs. Elizabeth Miguel was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church from an early age.  She served on a number of Church Anniversary Committees in Our Lady of Fatima Church’s early years.  She volunteered as the bookkeeper for Our Lady of Fatima Church for decades and spent every Monday morning for decades counting the money from the previous weekend’s collection.  She was an active member of the “60+” club preparing and serving breakfast every Sunday after the 10:15 mass.  

Mrs. Elizabeth Miguel was never one for the spotlight but was active behind the scenes in a number of organizations and committees.  She also supported her husband who took on a leadership in a number of organizations  She was involved in the Portuguese Instructive Social Club Damas, the Our Lady of Fatima Church Ladies Auxiliary, The Deborah and Heart Lung Association, and St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Mrs. Elizabeth Miguel was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly in 1999.  She is dearly missed.