LUCY L. COSTA 1940-2019
Lucy Louise Costa (Roy) age 79 died Sunday April 7, 2019 at Windermere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on unit 3. Lucy was born on March 12, 1940 to John Costa and Mary Rezendes and grew up in Edgartown. She Graduated from the Edgartown High School in 1958. She got married to Joseph Roy in 1964 and shared 32 years of marriage.
Growing up Lucy was a very good athlete that played softball, basketball and dodgeball. According to her classmates she could hit the ball out of the park and you didn’t want to be on the other end of her throws playing dodgeball. We were also told that she was a fantastic cheerleader and was very artistic. She loved to draw and color pictures.
Lucy was a loving and devoted mother who was a very hard worker who received her babysitting certificate in high school. She worked for years at the Harborside Inn as a Chambermaid and later at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital as a Housekeeper for many more years until she became a Homemaker for her children.
Lucy loved to socialize, listen to live bands and dance in her younger years. A favorite activity of Lucy’s was playing cards, especially Rummy with her friends and family. She also enjoyed building stackable objects with a deck of cards.
Lucy was an avid dart player at the P.A. Club and won many trophies for her league play over the years. She was an auxiliary member of the V.F.W. Post #9261. She also enjoyed bowling in a league at the old bowling hall and enjoyed playing Wii Bowling at Woodside. Later at Windemere she advocated for a Nintendo Wii to continue to bowl.
Lucy also loved bingo and had her own bingo machine which she would play weekly with her sister Bobbie and friends at Woodside. While at Windemere she always looked forward to the Bingo games and won several beanie babies and other stuffed animals.
Holidays and birthdays were special times for her. She would start shopping for Christmas in July as she had so many people she wanted to give to. She was always so generous and thoughtful and never left anyone out. She always wanted to see pictures of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that she took such great pride in. She decorated for every holiday and loved dressing up for Halloween. She especially liked Valentine’s Day, Christmas and Cardinals as she was known to love the color red. Lucy was so happy when she finally got her red car.
Lucy also enjoyed watching the I Love Lucy show, Western Movies, Hallmark Channel, The Walton’s, collecting Beanie Babies and knick knacks, and listening to Elvis Presley music.
She was a woman with a few nicknames such as “Lucy Goosey”, “Aunt Tootsie” and usually said “Toot-a-loo” instead of goodbye. Lucy will be sorely missed for her smile, great sense of humor, and her joking around.
Lucy is survived by her children Crystal Roy (Mike Delis), Brenda Viera (Michael Cassiani), Sharon Fisher, Richard Roy (Eliana Maria de Jesus), Marie Elena Hussey (Ron Hussey), and her step children Beverly Barske , Rhonda Smith, Robert Roy, Joseph Roy Jr., Steven Roy, their families and her brother Arthur Costa (Joyce Costa). She also leaves her grandchildren, Leanne Cash, Andrew Jackson, Nicholas and Travis Viera, Eric, Matthew, Ryan and Curtis Fisher, Dylan Thornton, Alex Donald, Ryan and Brendan Hussey and her great-grandchildren Tyson and Cameron Cash, Regan Fisher, and Ellanova Donald. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Lucy was pre-deceased by her parents John Costa and Mary Rezendes Baptiste, her step father Robert Baptiste, her former husband Joseph Roy, her son David A Roy, her siblings Helen Rogers, Gloria Jeffers, Benny Baptiste, Barbara Perry, John Costa, and Bobbie Donovan.
A special thanks to the Vineyard Community, Woodside Village, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Windemere Nursing and Rehab staffs for all of their support, caring and compassion throughout the years.
A graveside service will be held on Sat., May 4 in the Old Westside Cemetery, corner of Cooke St. and Pease Point Way South, Edgartown at 10:00am officiated by Rev. Michael Nagle. Please wear something red which was Lucy’s favorite color.
A celebration of life will follow at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs at 11:00am, please bring a dish to share.
Donations in Lucy’s memory may be made to the Holy Ghost Society, PO Box 2203, or to Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, PO Box 1747, both in Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.