Ann H. Costa


Ann H. Costa (Pratt), 81, of Coventry, RI (formerly of East Providence), passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Kent County Hospital.  Ann was most recently a resident of Alpine Nursing Home in Coventry, RI.

She was the wife of the late Russell N. Costa.

Born in Providence, RI, she was the only child of the late Rector S. Pratt and Florence M. (McDonald) Pratt Cahill.

Ann was a social worker with the City of Providence for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the PTA, and also taught Catechism classes.  Ann was a talented seamstress and baker, she enjoyed travel, arts and crafts, puzzles, bingo, and good conversation, but especially enjoyed spending time with her family.  She had a quick wit, a lovely sense of humor, and Ann loved to laugh.  She was a kind and caring person, loved by many, often described as a sweet woman with a wonderful smile, a very pleasant friend.

Ann was the devoted and loving mother of Susanne M. Costa (Scott DeCastro) of Exeter; Linda A. (Costa) Spink of Exeter; and Jeffrey J. Costa of Riverside; grandmother of Nicole M. Potter, Ashley L. Cullen, Courtney E. Durocher, and great grandmother of Savannah J. Sullivan.  She was the devoted mother of the late Steven D. Costa, and grandmother of the late David E. Costa.

**Update 12/26/2020

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence. Burial will be Private. 



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14 entries.
Patrick Cullen from Attleboro, MA wrote on January 3, 2021 at 5:11 pm
My condolences to all those mourning this loss. I'm truly sorry.
Tina Nunes from Seekonk wrote on December 29, 2020 at 2:47 pm
To the entire family: So sorry for your loss. Your Mom had a lasting impression on me. She was always smiling. She had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful friend to my Mom. May she rest in peace.
Beth Francoeur from Cranston wrote on December 28, 2020 at 10:44 pm
Dear Linda and Nicole, So sorry to learn of your Mothers' passing, I know how special she was to you both and what a special relationship that Nicole had with her when she was a little one as well, she used to mention her quite often. You were blessed to have each other- what a beautiful lady. With deepest Sympathy, Beth ( O'Reilly) Francoeur and Amy
Ashley Arnold wrote on December 17, 2020 at 5:51 pm
Nana, you will be missed greatly. I hope you have comfort and peace.
Patti Power from Henniker wrote on December 17, 2020 at 5:14 pm
Warm, loving, kind and blessed with a sweet nature. Those are the words that come to mind when I think of Ann. She made me feel like a part of the family, giving me wonderful memories to cherish. I won't be able to attend her service but will wear the scarf she gave to me years ago to honor her memory. Hugs to the Costa clan.
Joseph Bettencourt from Riverside wrote on December 17, 2020 at 4:42 pm
Aunt ann i will miss you i will always remember your smile and good nature and hardy laugh God bless you and your family love Joe
Jeffrey Costa from East Providence wrote on December 17, 2020 at 4:38 pm
Mom, You and I were fortunate to share a good part of our lives together, and when Marie and I found each other, we separated households, but never our hearts. I have absolutely treasured the years with you, and will always continue to live the way you did, as a kind, genuine and loving person. Words cannot express how much I will miss you every single day. I will forever treasure all of the beautiful memories we shared that will give me solace and always feel your eternal love. I am so proud to be your Son, and to have had you as my as Mother. I am comforted knowing you are finally at peace with Dad and Steve. Thank you for loving me, and always being such an amazing Mom. I love you. RIP Jeff -
SCOTT D DUROCHER from SOUTH KINGSTOWN wrote on December 17, 2020 at 3:58 pm
My fondest condolences. So sorry for your loss.
Marie Young from Riverside wrote on December 17, 2020 at 3:40 pm
Your son, Jeffrey, brought us together. Little did I know that my loving family would grow by two, and I would be lucky enough to be able to call you Mom. You welcomed me into your life with open arms. I accepted, and because of this, we had many wonderful years together. Yes, life threw great challenges our way, but we stood up and stood by as we helped each other triumph, and that devotion to each other is what made us stronger. I got to know you as a very gentle soul, who would help any one in need. Empathy and love wasn’t just your calling for your career, but it is what everyone saw and felt when they crossed paths with you. There couldn’t be a more amazing legacy than to know that you touched the lives of so many during your time here on earth. I love you. Rest In Peace Mom.
Jane Bove from Warwick wrote on December 17, 2020 at 12:26 pm
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lou-Ann Hooper wrote on December 16, 2020 at 9:22 pm
So very sorry for your loss She was a sweet person Keeping you all in Prayer
Douglas Rogers from Richmond wrote on December 16, 2020 at 8:21 pm
Anne was a class act, loved knowing her, always had a smile when I saw her, GOD bless
John Mancini from Riverside wrote on December 16, 2020 at 8:18 pm
Deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved her. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers
lucy from east providence wrote on December 16, 2020 at 8:03 pm
You will be missed