Born in Detroit, Tex., daughter of the late Charles H. and Lillian May (Griggs) Thompson, she had lived in Westport since 1946. Mrs. Costa was the owner/operator of Costa’s Vegetable Stand in Westport and she was a school teacher at the Westport Elementary School for 27 years.
Survivors include a son, Paul H. Costa of Westport; two daughters, Lillian V. Burbank and her husband Howard of Westport, and Ann Thomas of Bridgewater; four grandchildren, Karen Burbank and her husband Bradford Fairbanks, Anthony Burbank, Danise Thomas and Lynn Rayner; three great grandchildren, Samantha Rayner, Alexander Rayner and George Fairbanks; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Michael L. Costa and sister of the late Wayne Thompson, Herbert Thompson and Mamie Honeycutt Edwards.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Brandon Woods of Dartmouth and New England Hospice for their exceptional care.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Westport Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 3470, Westport, MA 02790.
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