Harry R. DeCosta, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at The Miriam Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of AnnMarie (Giammarco) DeCosta; they were married for 53 years. Born in Providence and raised in Bristol, he was the son of the late Harry and Agnes (Almeida) DeCosta. He was a lifelong resident of East Providence. Harry was a machinist for the former Rico Machine Company before retiring. He was very active in city politics and rarely missed a council meeting. Harry was an avid sports fan. Harry is survived by his two children, Karen Kozatek and her husband Walter of Swansea, and Lori Crowshaw, RN, and her husband, Lt. Joseph Crowshaw (EPFD) of Riverside. He also leaves behind three cherished grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his Boxer, Lila, and his granddog, Fiona, all of whom he adored. He was the brother of the late Richard (Rider) DeCosta. His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Loreto Church, Waterman Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Monday 4-8. Please omit flowers.
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