Rosemary A. Boyle

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Rosemary A. Boyle, 78, of Ashley entered into eternal life Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on July 21, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Ann Olenik Lendacky. She was a 1953 graduate of James M. Coughlin High School.

She was employed in earlier years by American Tobacco.

She was a member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley.

Rosemary was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an exceptional cook, baker and canner. She enjoyed playing the slots, spending weekends at her son's farm and, most of all, hanging out with her grandchildren. Until the end, she remained most deeply devout to her faith.

She never considered herself a person of strength. Ironically, words alone cannot describe the perseverance and endurance she displayed during her 2½-year fight against pancreatic cancer. Her feisty spirit and stamina will remain forever in our hearts.

Her beloved husband was the late John L. (Hilly) Boyle, who passed away Feb. 12, 2009. Together they shared 50 years of marriage.

Surviving are her four children, Jack and wife, Eileen; Billy and wife, Donna; Kelly and husband, Jim Gillespie, all of Hanover Township; and Kevin, Little Meadows; five grandchildren, Ryan and his wife, Kelly; Katie and Shannon Boyle; and John and Jane Gillespie; three great-grandchildren, Maria Boyle; and Pasquale and Alano Festa; and brothers, Joseph and Damian Lendacky.

The family would like to acknowledge three remarkable physicians involved in our mom's care: Drs. John Cameron, Rodrigo Ehrlich and Patrick Kerrigan. Their exceptional dedication, talent and compassion gave us so much more precious time. We remain forever thankful.

Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday from Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Parish, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. The Rev. Richard Cirba will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, or from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

For more information, visit
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Lehman Funeral Home - Wilkes-Barre
689 Hazle Ave.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(570) 822-4634
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Published in Citizens' Voice on June 6, 2014
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