Frances was born in Asoria, NY on February 13, 1925; as every year the celebration of her birth preceded Valentine’s Day, she modeled the gift of love that she gave to all in abundance. With her husband of 60 years, Francis, she devoted her life to her four children and seven grandchildren. As the requirements of raising children eventually allowed her more time she gave generously to her Catholic Church. She was a long time volunteer at St. Joseph’s Manor in Trumbull, CT, an active participant of her parish, Christ the King Church, and a consistent contributor to many causes including the Maryknoll Sisters. Each of her children are graduates of Fairfield University with a number of her grandchildren also continuing in the Catholic tradition attending Fairfield University, College of Holy Cross, and Georgetown University.
Frances is survived by her husband, Francis C. Boyle, Sr., her son, Francis C. Boyle, Jr. of Trumbull, CT; and her three daughters, Kerrie Boyle of Chapel Hill, NC, Coleen Boyle of Atlanta, GA, and Marita Boyle of Marshfield, MA.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Durham Rescue Mission, 507 East Knox Street, Durham, NC 27701; www.durhamrescuemission.org.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Thomas More Church, Chapel Hill, NC at 10 am, Monday, July 21, 2008; family will be present to welcome friends at 9:30.
Online condolences: www.griffinfuneral.com, Select Obituaires.
Griffin Funeral Service, Pittsboro.