Beverly Ann DeCoster

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Beverly Ann DeCoster, 82
WALDOBORO, ME / HOLLISTON, MASS. - Beverly Ann DeCoster, 82, formerly of Holliston, Mass., died Sept. 30, 2017, at her daughter's home in Chelmsford, Mass. with her family and friends around her. Bev was born in Concord, Mass. on July 4, 1935, the daughter of the late Herbert Gifford Wood and Marion Vega (Friberg) Wood. Growing up in Waltham, Bev attended local schools and was a graduate of Waltham High School in the class of 1953.
After school Bev worked as a bookkeeper the following four years. She married the love of her life Wallace DeCoster in 1957 and the two would lived in Holliston, Mass. for 39 years raising their family. She continued to work until 1960 and then she stopped work to raise their children and care for the family. She went back to work in 1969 as a school bus driver. She worked as a bus driver in Holliston for 26 years until she retired in 1996. She was well loved and admired by her family, friends and all of her students on the bus.
She enjoyed hours building her puzzles, watching Westerns like "The Virginian,' and many Gene Autry and Roy Rogers movies. She also enjoyed reading Archie comics. She was a great cook and whenever anyone wanted something she made it.
Bev was described by her children as the best mom that anyone could ever have. She was a woman of great compassion. She was a person who would give her own shirt off her back to help anyone in need. She was the one in the family that held them together. Bev took care of everyone.
Bev is survived by her son Billy DeCoster and his wife Denise of Madison, Ala., daughter Robin Pancygrau and her late husband Steven of Chelmsford, Mass., grandchildren Justin, Ryan, Samantha, Tyler, Jillian, and Henry, brother Gordon Wood and his wife Louise of Providence, R.I., her faithful four legged companion Zoey
A time of visitation and remembrance will be held on Thursday Oct. 5, 2017, from 4 to 7 in the evening at Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St. Chelmsford Mass. and a mass of thanksgiving and celebration will be held on Saturday Oct. 7, 2017 at 10 o'clock St. Paul's Chapel, 1055 Dutch Neck Road, Waldoboro. Interment will be held following the service at Dutch Neck Cemetery in Waldoboro.
Flowers should be sent to the Blake funeral home in Chelmsford, Mass. 04074.
You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, Maine.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Bev's memory may be made to:

51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M
Scarborough, ME

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Oct. 3, 2017
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