Patricia A. DeCosta, 72, of Wayland Street passed away on Monday September 19, 2016 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of Robert DeCosta. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Doris (Boucher) Kenney. Mrs. DeCosta was a telephone operator for the former New England Telephone Company before she retired. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Gary DeCosta and Martin DeCosta both of East Providence, three sisters, Carol Ayles of Vermont, Joan Daignault of New York and Shirley Jolly of Woonsocket, one grandchild, and four step grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Barbara Shaw. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 AM in Saint Patrick’s Church, 45 Main Street, Harrisville, RI. Burial will be in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5-8 pm in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Please omit flowers, contributions to the Boys and Girls Club of East Providence, 115 Williams Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 would be appreciated.