• "Because of Sonya, my best friend, I enjoyed playing tennis..."
    - Kay Maddala
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    - Marjorie Weiner
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Gainesville - Sonya Boe, 86, of Gainesville, retired Secretary with the State Department, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, after a brief illness.

Sonya was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Harry and Rose Rapkowicz. She has lived in Gainesville since 1974, moving here from Caracas, Venezuela with her husband, Richard Boe and young son, Richard P. Boe.

Survivors include her son and daughter in-law Elizabeth Boe of Keystone Heights, and 2 grandchildren, Frank Riley and Julienne Virginia Boe.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, at 3:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32653. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or

Published in Gainesville Sun from July 23 to July 24, 2014
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