Ann Louise Baumann Costa, 89, of 70 Division Street, Great Barrington died Tuesday, June 27 at home with her loving family at her side.
Ann was born in Pittsfield on August 29, 1927 to Louise Meier Baumann and George M. Baumann, moving to Housatonic as a young child. She attended the former Housatonic Grammar School and graduated from Searles High School in June 1945. While in high school, she worked after school at the former Monument Mills in Housatonic. Upon graduating, Ann was employed at the New England Telephone Company. She later met and married Anthony (Tony) Costa and married in 1947. Tony passed away on February 4, 2013, just days before their 66th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day.
Ann always believed that her greatest accomplishment and joy was taking care of her big family and walking hand in hand with Tony, admiring their beautiful yard. That is all she ever wanted. Ann’s family misses her very much but knows that she is happy again to be in Tony’s loving arms, walking hand in hand in Heaven’s gardens with daughter Jackie by their side.
Ann is survived by her children, Anthony Jr. of Lewiston, Maine, John Costa and his wife Jane of Great Barrington, James Costa of Newtown, Connecticut, Mark Costa and his wife Diane Clark of New Marlborough, Terri Costa Everett and her husband Will of Worcester, Michelle Loubert and her husband Bruce of Housatonic, and Patricia Costa of Great Barrington. Ann and Tony’s beautiful daughter, Jackie passed away in January 2017. Ann is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A grand-daughter, Sarah, predeceased her. Her surviving brothers and sisters are Patricia Ciolina, Joan Clark, Mary Whitbeck, Joseph Baumann, Gerald Baumann, and Peter Baumann. Her brothers Thomas, James, George, and John Baumann predeceased her. Ann also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Ann Louise Baumann Costa will be held on Saturday July 1st,at 10:00 AM with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Church with the Rev. William P. Murphy, pastor, officiating. Prior to the service, the Costas will receive family and friends from 8:30 to 9:30 at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230. Following the service, Ann will be laid to rest next to Tony and Jackie at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Ann’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Hospice Care in the Berkshires, Inc. in care of the Birches-Roy Funeral Home. Condolences can be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com or directly to the family at 70 Division Street, Great Barrington MA 01230.