Obituary of Gerard 'Spike' Boyle

GERARD "SPIKE" BOYLE - in Woburn, July 26th. Beloved husband of Barbara (Burnes) Boyle. Devoted father of Gerard Boyle Jr., his wife Julie of Rockport, Carolyn Hollis, her husband Michael of Gloucester, and Brian Boyle, his wife Marilyn of Reading. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, August 1st, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 11:30. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Monday, July 31st,from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Spike's honor to the Woburn Boys and Girls Club, 40 Hudson Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY

Gerard Boyle, better known as Spike in the Woburn Community, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 26th with loving family by his side. He is predeceased by father Edward and mother Sarah, brother Edward and Msgr. Robert Boyle and his infant son Robert J. Boyle. Spike is survived by his wife of 62 years Barbara (Burnes) and three children; Gerard Boyle Jr and Wife Julie of Rockport, Carolyn Hollis and husband Michael of Gloucester, Brian Boyle and wife Marilyn of Reading. He is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren; Jennifer Aumiller and husband Robert, Julianne Heykoop and husband Jordan, Gerard Boyle III and wife Shannon, Meaghan Boyle, Grace Boyle, Michael Hollis and wife Erin, Kathryn Browne and husband Samuel, Amy Hollis, Jack Boyle and wife Lisa, Dan Boyle, Brooke Boyle and FiancÚ Timothy. Spike is also survived by 12 great grandchildren.

Spike was a true community leader serving on the board of the Choate Memorial Hospital. In addition he was a past president of the Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also past president of the Woburn Boys & Girls Club, where he spearheaded the development committee to build a new gymnasium. Spike was past president of Boyle Insurance Agency, responsible for building the largest independent insurance agency north of Boston. He was a Woburn Memorial High School graduate of the class of 1949, where he was president of his class and the captain of the football team. He attended Boston College and graduated in 1953. Boston College remained a life passion for Spike as he often attended football and basketball games including attending 4 bowl games.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, August 1st, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 11:30. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Monday, July 31st,from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. All bequests on behalf of the family can be made to the Woburn Boys & Girls Club, 40 Hudson Street, Woburn, MA 01801.