Kay Boyle

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Born on August 4, 1925

Departed on August 9, 2016

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Kay M. Boyle 91, of Beacon NY passed away August 9, 2016

Born August 4, 1925 in Brooklyn NY to Thomas & Catherine Purcell.

Kay grew up in Staten Island NY attended St Margaret Mary as well as Vocational School to become a Seamstress, Kay could make anything from dresses to Halloween Costumes and made them for many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was truly a generous and selfless person. Married in Long Island 1949 to Thomas F. Boyle widowed 1969. She raised 5 children and worked selflessly putting them before herself throughout her life. She experienced the great loss of her daughter Loretta Basto in 1988. She was also predeceased by her sister Helen and brother Timothy.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Pignatello and her son in law Russell who worked to the end to advocate and care for her in every way possible. She is also survived by her sons Kevin, Denis and Jeffrey(Kelly). She was very grateful for her loving granddaughter Michelle Coughlin and her husband George for their sacrifice in helping to keep her at home. And her cherished granddaughter Cayla who had a very special relationship with her Grandma Kay and helped to care for her. She is also survived by her cat Salem.

She is also survived by her 22 grandchildren and her 33 great grandchildren. And her Grandchildren’s mothers Joann Boyle and Maryann Townsend. Her good friends Charlotte, Nancy and Donna and many others. Kay volunteered at The Friendship Center for 15 years. She was a communicate of St. Joachim's Church Beacon.

Some of Kay’s final words in the days before her passing were: That she loved everyone and tried to be good to everyone. No truer words were spoken!

Visitation will be held Friday, August 12, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon.

Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 PM at St. Joachim's Church 51 Leonard St. Beacon.

Interment will follow at St. Joachim's Cemetery 325 Washington Ave. Beacon, NY

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179

For directions or to leave an online condolence please visit www.libbyfuneralhome.com

Date Of Service
Friday, August 12, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location Of Service
Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY

Guestbook Entries

  1. william & Sharon Bell August 10, 2016 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Dear Sue, Russell,& family. Bill and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We know your hearts are broken. But she had the best of love and care. May you find comfort in that and the memories only you shared.

  2. Debra DeBerardinis August 10, 2016 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My condolences to you and your family Sue. You are in my thoughts and prayers. The love you had for you mom showed by how hard you worked to make her time here worry free. You are a great daughter and so lucky that you were able to be with her when God called her back home. Bless her heart and her soul. Hugs for you buddy.

  3. Addie Hiland & Family August 10, 2016 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Love to all

  4. Tracy Mackey August 11, 2016 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Sue, My deepest condolences to you and you family. I know that Mom\’s passing will be one of the most difficult challenges you face. I am so proud of you and the wonderful daughter and person that you are! I admire your strength and determination to be sure that Mom was taken care of for the many years she was ill. May your memories and the knowledge that she is with the Lord sustain you during this time. Love you….Tracy

  5. Susan Perea August 11, 2016 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My thoughts are with all of you at this time. Kay was a loving mom to all and gave of herself freely. My you find peace during this time of sorrow. Hugs from Susan, Gaby and Lauren.

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