Share, email, print, bookmark SOURCE reports.

[broadstreet zone=”63788″]

[broadstreet zone=”66384″]

FRAMINGHAM – Anne Elizabeth (Carey) Costa, a lifelong resident of Saxonville, passed away on November 10, 2021.

She was 87 years old. Anne was born February 16, 1934. She was the daughter of the late George R. and Maria (Rock) Carey.

Raised and educated in Framingham schools, Anne was a graduate of Framingham High School class of 1952.

Anne continued her education at Worcester Technical School becoming a very talented seamstress.

Following graduation, she went to work for Priscilla Gowns of Boston.

She later worked for Raytheon in Wayland until leaving in 1962 to be a stay at home Mom.

While devoting herself to raising her 3 children she continued to work from home as a seamstress doing alterations and creating beautiful clothing. It was her pride and joy to have created the wedding gowns of many of her friends and family over the years. 

Anne had a great sense of humor and a beautiful smile. She loved to laugh and bring laughter into the lives of others, especially those she loved. 

Anne is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Nicola A. Costa, her daughter Rosanne (Costa) Dooley and husband James Dooley of Florida, her son Paul A. Costa of Framingham, her son-in-law Joseph McKenna of Plymouth. Anne is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Anne was predeceased by her daughter Nicole (Costa) McKenna and brother William D. Carey.

Family and friends will honor and remember Anne’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Monday, November 15 from 4-7 p.m.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday morning in St. George Church, 74 School St., Saxonville at 10 o’clock.

Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Natick.

For online tributes or to share a memory with Anne’s family, kindly visit

[broadstreet zone=”66285″]

[broadstreet zone=”53130″]

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.