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Donna M. O'Boyle

1931 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Donna O'Boyle, 83, passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at Berkshire Medical Center. Donna was born to Donald D and Isabelle (Bouchard) McBride in North Adams on Apr. 16, 1931. A graduate of Pittsfield High School, she married her sweetheart, John ("Johnny") J. O'Boyle, and started her family in 1952, eventually giving birth to three children. She worked 26 years as a clerk/scheduler for New England Telephone and Telegraph and its successor Baby Bell companies, retiring in 1986 from what is now Verizon. She also worked at times for other employers in part-time marketing positions. She enjoyed playing cards and supporting volunteer organizations including the Berkshire Humane Society. Donna is survived by her two sons, David O'Boyle of Pittsfield, and Michael O'Boyle and his wife, Jean (Delsignor), of Goffstown, N.H. She is also survived by three siblings, her sister, Sandra (McBride) Olds, and her husband, Walter "Bernie" Olds, of Pittsfield; brother, Peter McBride, and his wife, Jeanne (Sabato) McBride, of Pittsfield; and brother, Joseph McBride, and his wife, Maureen (Lally) McBride, of Becket. Donna also leaves eight O'Boyle grandchildren, John, Jeremy, James and his wife, Amy (Croteau) O'Boyle, and Kathleen, Patrick, Michelle, Nicole, and Christopher O'Boyle. Donna was also proud to have had three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Zachary, and Laila O'Boyle. Donna was predeceased by her first infant child, Kathleen, and later, in 1966 by her first husband, John J. O'Boyle. After the death of Johnny, Donna continued with strength and determination to raise and nurture her two sons. After Johnny's death, Donna re-married twice to Chet Kopala, and to Donald White (now deceased). FUNERAL NOTICE: The DERY FUNERAL HOME on Bradford Street is in charge of arrangements. There will be no formal wake or public calling hours. A memorial service will be held for family members and friends at the Dery Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetary. A reception will follow at a location to be announced. In lieu of flowers friends may choose to make a donation in honor of Donna to the or the through the Dery Funeral Home.

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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 15, 2014
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