Mary Boyle
Schwarz Funeral Home - Galena
816 S Galena Ave
Freeport, IL
MARY BARBARA BOYLE FREEPORT - Mary Barbara Boyle was born March 28, 1919; a longtime resident of Freeport, Illinois passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. She was a lover of life and family. She was an employee at the W. T. Rawleigh Company for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her father, James Francis Boyle; her mother, Mary Boland Boyle; and her siblings, Teresa May Boyle, Ester Ellen McCurdy, Margaret Hannah Anderson, Rose Huss, James W. Boyle, John Leo Boyle, Libby D. Swank, Ellen Boyle, and Joseph Bernard Boyle. She has many nieces, nephews, and great-great-great-nieces and nephews who will all miss their "Aunt Mary", "Mimi" and even "the Queen" as she liked to be affectionately called. Mary was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Freeport. She was a strong Irish, Catholic woman, who enjoyed traveling, horses, music, parties, a good brandy or martini, and even a trip or two to the casinos. She will be sorely missed by all the friends she met during her travels-from her hometown of Freeport, Illinois to Wisconsin. From the heartland of Texas to the Show me State of Missouri; to the Sportsmans Paradise of Louisiana to Alabama. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Freeport. Arrangements are being handled by the Schwarz Funeral Home. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at
Published by The Freeport Journal Standard from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2014.
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What a wonderful person Mary was. I knew her for many years but had not seen her in a few years. Her niece, Carolyn Swank, and I have been friends for MANY years. Mary will be missed. My prayers go out to the family.
Bonnie Gennusa
September 17, 2014
Mary was a real sweet lady and always had a smile. Worked with her many years ago.
Joann Fox Willits, Freeport, Il
September 15, 2014
Mary loved to visit Las
Vegas and I enjoyed her visits.
She worked with my mother,Ruby at Rawleighs. She was a wonderful person.
Howard (Bill)
September 15, 2014
I worked with Mary at Rawleighs. What a sweet and fun lady. I used to give her money to take to the casino and she always brought me more. Fond memories of Mary.
Donna KEEP
September 13, 2014
I loved Mary too. She was a great listener and adviser when we worked side by side at Rawleighs when I was in my teens. I will always remember her fondly.
Rosemary Smyth
September 13, 2014
IN honor of my friend of 35 years. She was always Sally and I was Sybil. We had many good times together at Rawleighs. She truly was a great friend and will be missed by many.
Marilynne Taylor
September 13, 2014
Our prayers are with you at this time. Bob and Linda Sonnenburg
September 13, 2014
So sorry to hear of Aunt Marys passing. Used to take her grocery shopping as i was dating her great niece. Now she flies with the angels and watches over us all.
Mark Broege
September 13, 2014
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