Mary M. Boylan, 80, of Pittston died Monday evening, Feb. 18, 2013, at Manorcare, Kingston, where she had been a resident since 2012.
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Born May 29, 1932, in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline Powers Boylan. She attended St. Mary of the Assumption Grade School and graduated from Pittston High School, Class of 1950. She lived in the family home on Sand Street in Pittston all her life. She worked at the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce since 1950 until her retirement as executive vice president.
Mary belonged to the Wyoming Valley Secretaries Association, Toastmasters International and the Pittston YMCA; she was also a life member of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, where she served as a founding member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, a Eucharist minister and a member of the Finance Committee.
Her hobbies included reading, gardening, genealogy, travelling, bowling and arts and crafts, including painting, cross stitch and crochet. She also had a love of animals.
Surviving are 13 nieces and nephews, Mary Repasky, Jack Repasky with wife, Larraine, Laura Lemon with husband, Donald, Jennifer Simonds with husband, John, Robert Repasky with wife, Shelly, Mary Patricia Kulick, John Boylan Jr., Cathy Talarico, Donna Ahearn, Linda Azaravich, Francis Boylan, James Boylan and Thomas Boylan; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, John, Paul and Francis; two sisters, Marion Boylan and Ann Boylan Repasky; a brother-in-law, John Repasky; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Harrison; and a nephew, Joseph Boylan.
The funeral will be Friday from Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Interment will be in St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, Hughestown. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Memorial donations may be made to the
, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, or the SPCA at ASPCA.org or ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 20, 2013