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Mary-Lynn (Buck) Costas, 61, died suddenly on October 4th, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Born in Hartford, Conn., she was the eldest daughter of Ernest and Marilyn Buck formerly of Amherst, Mass. and presently of Brooklyn, Conn.
Mary-Lynn attended Amherst area schools and is a 1973 graduate of North Adams State Teachers College. She received her Early Childhood Special Education Certification from Westfield State College and went on to teach preschool special education in the Dover, N.H. and Newburyport school systems.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her three children, Catherine, Gregory, and Alexander Costas (2008 graduates of Newburyport High School), her sister Susan Lloyd and her husband Ned of Connecticut; two brothers, Michael Buck and his wife, Carol of Savannah Georgia, Ernest Buck Jr. of Santa Cruz, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be privately held. Memorial donations may be made in Mary-Lynn's name to the New England Organ Bank, 60 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451.
Published on  October 15, 2016
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