Geraldine DeCosta, 89

May 2, 2018

Geraldine "Gerry" (Francis) DeCosta, 89, of Mattapoisett died May 1, 2018 at Sippican Healthcare Center after a brief illness.

She was the wife of the late John N. "Jackie" DeCosta.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Antone and Mary (Paes) Francis, she was raised in Acushnet and lived in Mattapoisett since 1949.

Mrs. DeCosta was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Mattapoisett.

She was formerly employed by Acushnet Company for 18 years until her retirement.

Mrs. DeCosta was a member of the Florence Eastman American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Mattapoisett Council on Aging.

Survivors include her son, John DeCosta, Jr., and his wife Marianne, of Mattapoisett; 2 daughters, Carolyn Lopes and her husband Clifton, of Mattapoisett, and Jacqueline Barrett and her husband Bruce Lemieux of Bath, Maine; 5 grandchildren, Brae Barrett of Bath, and Kelly Lopes-Bell, Tiffany Lopes, Clifton Lopes and John DeCosta, III, all of Mattapoisett; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the grandmother of the late William DeCosta and the sister of the late Edith Davis and William Francis.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday, May 4, at 9 a.m., from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, May 3, from 3-8 p.m. For directions and guestbook, please visit