Rita I. Decosta Meyer died May 14 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after an accidental fall. She was 90.

She was born in Oak Bluffs on March 20, 1933. She lived briefly in Germany when her ex-husband was stationed there, then returned to Martha’s Vineyard and lived in Vineyard Haven for most of her adult life. She made many good friends on the Island during her early years working as a waitress at the ArtCliff Diner and later as a cashier at Cronig’s Market for more than 20 years.

She greatly enjoyed baking birthday and special occasion cakes for her friends and family. She was also a very talented knitter who made detailed designs and patterns on sweaters, afghans and baby outfits that she gave to friends and family, and donated to charity.

During the past year, Rita lived at Royal Nursing Home in Falmouth where she was active in the many activities that they offer, and was always happy when her Vineyard friends and family visited.

Rita was predeceased by her father Thomas Decosta, mother Bertha Mae Duart Decosta and sister Bertha. She was also predeceased by Albert Hansen, her beloved companion of more than 30 years.

All friends and family are invited to a visitation at Chapman Funerals & Cremations in Oak Bluffs at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, followed by a memorial service officiated by Rev. Paul Fedak at 2:45 p.m.

Please visit chapmanfuneral.com for information and online guest book.