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DeCoste, Phyllis S.


Phyllis S. DeCoste, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died suddenly on November 24, 2010. She was born at home, in Dedham in 1920, and was the daughter of the late Norman G. & Eliese E. (Dietzel) Barrett. Phyllis was one of the first graduates of the Avery School and she graduated from Dedham High School. She loved playing bingo and going to Foxwoods with “sister”.  Aunt Phyllis was a music lover and she enjoyed going to the concerts at the Endicott Estate and Norwood Center Concerts and she was an avid gardner.  She celebrated her “90”th birthday this past summer surrounded by her family and friends. She so enjoyed being and spending time with ALL her grand and great grandchildren and they each held a special place in her heart.  She was predeceased by her husband, the late Robert W. DeCoste.  She is survived by her children; Nancy Lee and her husband Pat Lennox, of Wrentham, Donna and her husband the late Rick Spicer of Norton, Robert W. Jr. and his wife Carolyn DeCoste of Sharon, Debbie J. and her husband Buddy Sweetsir of Dedham and Cynthia M and her husband Butch Hassey of Dedham. Nana to 13 grandchildren; Aart Knyff  of Wrentham, Karen Crockett of Windsor, ME., Darlene Farris of Danvers, Melanie Carrara of Norton, the late Denise Dietzel, Robert and Kylee DeCoste both of Sharon, Kim Curvin, Buddy Sweetsir, Lisa Rivera, Stacy Denekamp and Michael Hassey all of Dedham, Melissa Eldridge of Taunton. She was also a great grandmother of 22; Aart, Michaela, Mindy Knyff and Arielle DeLorie all of Wrentham, Christopher, Taylor and Macaulay Flynn all of Windsor, ME, Kayla Dietzel of Mansfield, Adam and Madeleine Farris of Danvers, Joshua Carrara of Norton, Michael and Brendan Curvin, AnneMarie and Cody Sweetsir, Corryn and Rebecca Rivera, Derek and Jeremy Denekamp all of Dedham, Sean, Alex and Logan Eldridge of Taunton. She is also survived by her siblings, William G. Barrett of Osterville, Norman G. Barrett and Ruth Tague both of Dedham. We also remember with love her special friend the late Betty Colsh. Visiting hours will be held Monday, November 29, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 30,2010 at 11 am at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham. Burial in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham. In lieu of flowers donations in Phyllis’ memory may be made to the Denise A. Spicer Dietzel Memorial Scolarship Fund, c/o Dedham Savings, 55 Elm St., Dedham, MA. 02026.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Donna Spicer
    November 28th, 2010 | 9:37 am

    I love you and will miss you immensely.
    Sleep with the angels.

  2. nancy Lennox
    November 28th, 2010 | 12:06 pm

    I miss you Mom

  3. Nancy Barrett King
    November 28th, 2010 | 9:30 pm

    Dear Nancy Lee, Donna, Bob, Debbie and Cindy:

    I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. It must be very hard for all of you. The obituary is lovely and illustrates that she lived a long, full life surrounded by a large family that loved each other. I won’t be able to attend the service as I am in Ohio but I will be thinking of Aunt Phyllis and all of you.

    Your cousin, Nancy

  4. Lisa Rivera
    November 29th, 2010 | 7:50 am

    I miss and love you Nana

  5. Kim Curvin
    November 29th, 2010 | 12:29 pm

    Nana Phyllis was a special person who will be missed by everyone that knew her. Forever in our hearts…<3 XOXOXO

  6. Kim Curvin
    November 29th, 2010 | 12:33 pm

    Nana Phyllis was a special person who will be missed by all that knew her. Forever in our hearts…xoxo <3

  7. Judy and Greg
    November 29th, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    Sister, we will miss you.

    Rest in Peace.

  8. Merritt Family
    December 1st, 2010 | 7:51 pm

    Rest in Peace Phyliss – our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  9. December 1st, 2010 | 9:30 pm

    Aunt Phyllis, I will miss you. I have my wonderful, funny memories of you. Rest in Peace and know how much you were loved.

  10. melissa eldridge
    December 2nd, 2010 | 9:28 pm

    nana love and miss you… i will cherish the memories i have of you.. R.I.P forever in our hearts love you

  11. Lisa Rivera
    December 4th, 2010 | 12:29 am

    I miss you so much. I wish I could talk to you just one more time, to hear you call one of the kids a humdinger or a buet. Or to hear you sing along with Lawrence Welk. I love you Nana xoxox

  12. Cindy
    December 23rd, 2010 | 8:31 pm

    Merry Christmas Ma, It won’t be the same without you…..

  13. Cindy
    February 18th, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    Please give Daddy a big birthday hug from me. I picture you doing a birthday dance to Lawrence Welk, with Daddy singing and you humming along……..Miss you more and more….

  14. Cindy
    April 25th, 2011 | 10:10 pm

    First Easter without you…miss you……..

  15. Cindy
    May 6th, 2011 | 12:20 am

    Happy Mothers Day Ma.. I wish you were here with us to celebrate, but you will be with us in our hearts as always…………….love you

  16. Lisa Rivera
    June 7th, 2011 | 8:52 pm

    Hi Nana
    Just wanted to say hi! I miss you and think of you all the time. I saw Kevin the other day and he told me he misses you and I should come up and visit him sometime! I love you! xoxo

  17. Cindy
    July 13th, 2011 | 9:52 pm

    Thought about you a lot today….Miss you

  18. Cindy
    September 4th, 2011 | 8:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Mum. I miss you……

  19. Cindy
    December 19th, 2011 | 11:53 am

    well 1 year has passed and I realize all the things you have missed with all the grandchildren and great grandchildren, but then i realize you havent missed anything at all because you are watching us from heaven…..

  20. Lisa
    December 26th, 2011 | 1:00 pm

    Merry Christmas Nana. Love you and miss you xoxox

  21. Cindy
    January 24th, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    I miss you …….

  22. Cindy
    August 18th, 2012 | 2:58 am

    Thinking of you……….

  23. Lisa
    November 21st, 2012 | 9:18 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Nana! I love you xoxoxooxox

  24. Lisa
    January 2nd, 2013 | 9:08 pm

    Happy New Year Nana! Hope they had a bus for you to play BINGO on! xoxoxoxo

  25. Corryn
    April 16th, 2015 | 2:45 pm

    I love you more than words can describe. You’re in my thoughts today more than ever. I love you so much. I hope you’re having fun up there, we all miss you.

    I love you GG…xoxo

  26. Lisa
    September 4th, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Nana! Hope you got to go to BINGO and won big!! I LOVE YOU!

  27. Lisa
    November 23rd, 2016 | 10:48 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Nana I love you and I miss you! xoxxo

  28. Lisa
    September 4th, 2019 | 2:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Nana! Love you!

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