Jean Boyle

In celebration of her life, and our father’s, Rudy Boyle, we announce the passing of Jean Durfee Boyle on Dec. 25, 2021, at The Village in White River Junction Vermont. Jean was born Oct. 5, 1929. She leaves behind four children, Patricia B. Taylor (married to Barry Taylor), Sally J. Boyle, Dennis P. Boyle and Mary K Boyle. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Alexander Dyroff, Adam Dyroff, Stefan Dyroff, Patrick Dyroff, Matthew Taylor and Casey Taylor (married to Monica Taylor), as well as five great-grandchildren.

Jean was a loving, devoted wife and mother. She was born in Hibbing Minn., the daughter of John and Blanche Durfee. She graduated high school from Hastings, N.Y., and attended secretarial school in Pittsburgh. She then went on to marry the love of her life Francis R. Boyle, on Sept. 8, 1951, and shared 63 years of unconditional love and commitment to their family. She was an accomplished wife and mother, running a ship-shape home, managing their children, finances and athletics so Rudy could do what he loved best, work. She also loved her volunteer work in retirement, especially as a “rocker” for premature infants. Her loving guidance, loyalty and friendship will be missed by all who loved her.

Jean’s death was preceded by her loving and devoted husband, Francis R. “Rudy” Boyle. Rudy was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Mount Pleasant, Pa. Rudy preceded Jean in death on Dec. 1, 2014. He resided in New Salem, Pa. with both parents, Mr. and Mrs. John “Jack” Boyle and brother, J.W. Boyle. Rudy was a graduate of Germantown High School. He entered the Navy upon graduation in 1944 and, after serving, went on to graduate from West Virginia University. Rudy then entered the coal mining industry with U.S. Steel as a superintendent of mines in Gary. After 10 years, he went on to become chief mine inspector and assistant general superintendent for the Frick District. After retiring from USS, he continued to work in the mining industry in various positions for another 10 years.

He is survived by the same children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren already listed and by his loving brother, J.W. Boyle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Memory Care Unit at The Village at White River Junction, 101 Currier St., White River Junction, VT 05001.