Nancy DeCosta

Sun, 11/24/2019 - 6:00pm

Nancy M. DeCosta, 81, of Boothbay, passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2019 at Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, Maine surrounded by her loving family.

Nancy was born on May 14, 1938 in Damariscotta to Elbridge W. Cunningham and Melba R. (Hodgdon) Cunningham. Nancy was raised and educated in Boothbay where she resided her entire life. In 1956 Nancy married Edward W. “Eddie” DeCosta Jr., of Boothbay. Nancy and Eddie went on to raise their son’s Rodney and Randy.

Nancy worked at the family owned and operated DeCosta’s Greenhouse, North Star Motel Restaurant, and at Captain Fish’s Motel Restaurant until she retired.

Nancy was a devoted wife, mother and caregiver to many. Nancy spent much of her later years in life dedicated to caring for her mother, aunt and other loved ones. Whether it was taking them to appointments or making sure they had what they needed, Nancy could always be counted on for putting their needs ahead of her own. Nancy left an impression everywhere she went. She had a big heart, big smile, and was always a jokester. Nancy’s grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Nancy had been a resident of Safe Haven’s at St. Andrew’s Village in Boothbay.

Nancy was predeceased by her loving husband, Ed DeCosta after 61 years of marriage. Nancy leaves behind two sons, Rodney DeCosta and his wife Mary of Boothbay, Randy DeCosta and his wife Marsha of Alna; brother Alan Cunningham of Berwick; seven grandchildren, Megan Hillburn of New Jersey, Tony DeCosta of Boothbay Harbor, Crystal Goodrow of Ohio, Kimberly DeCosta of Wiscasset, Rodney Scott DeCosta of Boothbay, Curtis DeCosta of Gray, and Mitchell DeCosta of Wiscasset; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside service to be scheduled for summer of 2020. Funeral arrangements made by Hall’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556.