Beryl M. (DeCosta) Sullivan

Beryl M. (DeCosta) Sullivan, 89, of Mattapoisett died March 26, 2018 at Tobey Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Sullivan.

Born in Mattapoisett, daughter of the late Anthony and Grace (Napier) DeCosta, she lived in Mattapoisett all of her life.

She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett where she was a former president of the Women’s Guild and sang in the choir.

Mrs. Sullivan was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished her time with her family.

She enjoyed reading and was involved in Scouting.

Survivors include her 3 sons, Timothy J. Sullivan and his wife Kelle, of Fort Meade, FL, Daniel A. Sullivan and his wife Maryann of Rochester, and Joseph J. Sullivan, Jr., of New Bedford; a daughter, Mary Ellen Stanley of Peterboro, NH; 2 sisters, Barbara Smith of Louisville, KY and Virginia Burrell of Leland, NC; a sister-in-law, Geraldine DeCosta of Mattapoisett; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late John N. “Jackie” DeCosta, Joseph DeCosta, Anthony DeCosta, II and Jean Ellis.

Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd at 9 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Monday, April 2nd from 4-7 pm. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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