Stephen DeCosta, 66

Oct 2, 2019
Stephen DeCosta, 66, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully at home after a battle with cancer.

Born in Fall River, the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Isadore) DeCosta, he had lived in Mattapoisett since 2003.

He is survived by his son, William J. DeCosta and his wife Cherie (Gagnon) DeCosta of Fall River; his brothers, Rev. Joseph F. DeCosta of Killingworth, Connecticut and Paul DeCosta of Fall River; his fiancée, Gail A. Joseph of Mattapoisett, and her children, Julie A. Joseph and Andrew J. Joseph and his companion Diana Boucher, all of Mattapoisett, and Angila M. Joseph and her companion Ryan Walker of New Bedford; and six much loved grandchildren, Ethan J.A. DeCosta, Amelia L. Joseph, Harley S. McMullen, Zoey L. Joseph, Caleb A. DeCosta, and Gabriel J. Joseph.

His memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Visitation will be on Monday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and guestbook, please visit