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|Theresa L. Boyle|
|Viewing: September 7, 2017 (Thursday) from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at church|
Service: September 7, 2017 (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Saint John the Evangelist
Theresa Letitia Boyle
Age 92, formerly of the DC area, Pittsburgh, PA and Wildwood Crest, NJ, Theresa Letitia Boyle passed away peacefully surrounded by family August 29, 2017. She was born May 1, 1925, in Manoa, PA the daughter of James Joseph and Margaret Sweeney. Theresa graduated from Notre Dame High School, Moylan, PA, Class of 1942. Following graduation, she worked for Bell Telephone leaving the work force to marry the love of her life, Charles Walter Boyle and provide a warm and loving home to their nine children. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Charles; sisters Marie, Marguerite and Francis; daughter Peggy; son Danny and two great granddaughters. She is survived by her daughters Kathy (Ken) Roden, Monica (Rich) Bassham, Tracey (Peter) DeLonga, Regina (Nick) Peranteau, Megan (Gary) Doyle and sons Tim (Judie) and Kevin (Carolyn); daughter-in-law Margaret Rowan Boyle; 39 grandchildren and 71 great grandchildren; her best friend, favorite shopping partner and sister Joan McPeak as well as many nieces and nephews.
Theresa was a loving wife, a cheerful companion, a supportive mother, and a grandmother who was practically perfect in every way. A regular attendee of daily Mass and an avid petitioner of the Blessed Mother, Theresa anonymously ensured success, joy, and comfort for the hundreds of people for whom she prayed daily. She loved to organize, dance, and drive her blue convertible, where she listened to Frank Sinatra. She was an expert listener, trustworthy confidante, and connoisseur of stilettos, shopping malls, and patterned socks.
Her cheerful attitude, her impeccable fashion sense, and her propensity to eat candy [for three meals a day] endeared her to everyone she met, ages one to ninety one. Touching lives across generations, ideologies, and state boundaries, Theresa left everyone she encountered a little happier and lighter of heart.
Visitation will be at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20902 on Thursday, September 7, from 10:00am-11:00am and will be immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or gifts of condolence, Theresa’s family requests donations be made to The Catholic Hospice of Pittsburgh, 2605 Nicholson Road, Suite 3240, Sewickley, PA, 15143.
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