Emily Marie Costa, 90, formerly of Riverside, RI went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2015 while residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mrs. Costa was born in New Bedford, and was the daughter of the late Ludvino and Anucicao (Santos) Lucas, and the wife of the late James Costa.
She was preceded in death by her sisters Eva and Caroline, and her two brothers Caesar and Antonio; two sons Robert and Scott Costa, and daughter, Sandra (Costa) Horning.
Mrs.Costa is survived by her daughter, Judith J. (Faria) Liberman and her husband, Robert of Virginia Beach, VA; son, James Costa, and his wife Pamela of Venice, FL; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs.Costa, a lifelong Catholic enjoyed life and adored spending time with her family and friends whenever possible. Those that loved and cared for her will remember her quick wit, warming smile, and passion for cooking. Mrs. Costa took a great pride in passing down her Portuguese kale soup recipe to her grand and great granddaughters to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Her funeral and visitation will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a service to follow at 12:00 PM. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 6350 Center Drive Norfolk, Virginia 23502.