Edward W. DeCosta Jr.

Posted:  Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:00am

Edward W. DeCosta Jr., 89, of Boothbay, died peacefully on March 7, 2018 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor, with his family by his side.

Ed was born on Jan. 5, 1929 in Boothbay Harbor to Edward W. DeCosta Sr. and Esther (Pratt) DeCosta. He attended local schools and went on to enlist in the Marines, serving in World War II and the Korean War. Ed later returned to Boothbay and in 1956 married Nancy M. Cunningham, also of Boothbay, where they started their family.

During the summer months you could find Ed digging marine worms and during the winter months working as a carpenter. He worked for several contractors over the years, retiring under Jim Greenleaf.

Ed had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed being in the woods. He would spend hours working with his sawmill and you’d often find him on his tractor. Ed also enjoyed auto racing and baseball but his favorite thing was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and making them toys.

Ed was a devoted husband, wonderful father, brother and grandfather.

He was a member of the Bayview Masonic Lodge in Boothbay as well as the Boothbay Fire Department.

Ed leaves behind his beloved wife Nancy, of 61 years; two sons, Rodney DeCosta and his wife

Mary of Boothbay and Randy DeCosta and his wife Marsha of Alna; a sister, Marie Spofford of Boothbay; seven grandchildren, Megan Hillburn of New Jersey, Tony Serano of Boothbay Harbor, Crystal Goodrow of Ohio, Kimberly DeCosta of Wiscasset, Rodney Scott DeCosta of Boothbay, Curtis DeCosta of Gray, and Mitchell DeCosta of Jefferson; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be visiting hours on Monday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Center, 975 Wiscasset Rd, Boothbay, followed by a funeral service on Tuesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Rd, Boothbay. A gathering in celebration of Ed’s life to directly follow service at Boothbay Fire Department, 1011 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556.

Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit