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Mark R. DeCosta, 57, of Edward Street, Coventry, RI, passed away on December 13, 2018 at home in the arms of his three girls after fighting a long battle with cancer. Born on July 6, 1961 in Sandpoint, ID, he was the husband of Lisa J. (Martin) DeCosta. They were married for twenty-three years. He was the son of the late Arthur and the late Thelma (Woods) DeCosta.
Mark was a real estate agent for RE/Max Reality for twenty years retiring due to illness. He was a US Army veteran serving in active duty for four years and the reserves for several years. He was an active member of Club Joques, Coventry, RI, President of CMN Block Party, which raised over seventy-five thousand dollars for Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI
Besides his wife he is survived by three children; Rachel Marie DeCosta, Melissa-Marie Marks and Mark R. DeCosta, Jr., a brother; Matthew DeCosta, two sisters; Sylvia DeCosta, Melissa Drezek, four grandchildren; Ariana Marks-Marine, Eleanora Marks-Marine, Mark James Russel DeCosta and Maximus Allen DeCosta and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister; Lyn-Marie DeCosta.
A funeral will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8:45 am in the Gorton-Menard Funeral Home & Crematory, 721 Washington Street, Coventry, RI followed by a church service at 10:00 am in the Cranston Christian Fellowship Church, 1114 Scituate Avenue, Cranston, RI. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Burial with US Military Honors will be held in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, RI.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to: Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital Foundation, Development Office, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02901
For online condolences please visit www.gortonmenardfuneralhome.com