Carole Agnes Costa, 70, of Falmouth died at home on May 10 after a long illness.
Born in Cambridge to George and Agnes (Kiley) Costa, she grew up in Cambridge and Waltham and worked for many years at Harvard Law School and Harvard College before moving to Yarmouth and working for a law firm on Cape Cod.
She later moved to North Andover before retiring to Marion, then Falmouth.
Ms. Costa was predeceased by her brother, George Costa.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 2 PM at the Church of the Messiah, 22 Church Street, Woods Hole.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445; or VNA Hospice, 434 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660.