Mary E. Boyle, 93, of North Seton
Avenue, Emmitsburg, Md., died
Monday, Nov. 18, at St. Catherine’s
Nursing Center, Emmitsburg.
Born June 9, 1909 in Emmitsburg,
she was a daughter of the late
William H. and Lucy Lawrence
Bollinger. She was predeceased by
her husband, Bernard Hugh Boyle, in
She was a member of St. Joseph’s
Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg,
and the Sodality of Blessed Virgin
Mary. She was very active in St.
Joseph’s High School PTA in
fundraising. In her early days, she
was a homemaker. She and her husband
opened B.H. Boyle and Sons Store,
Emmitsburg, on May 13, 1933 and
operated it for 50 years.
She is survived by four children,
Anna Marie Koontz, Loretta B.
Sprankle, Patrick B. Boyle and Leo
M. Boyle, all of Emmitsburg; 15
great-great-grandchildren; and a
number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son,
Bernard H. Boyle Jr.; and 12
brothers and sisters, Allen
Bollinger, William Bollinger, George
Bollinger, Elmer Bollinger, Percy
Bollinger, Charles Bollinger, Joseph
Bollinger, Fannie Wivell, Pauline
Stouter, Emma Bollinger, Ruth Hawk,
and Francis Bollinger. She was the
last of 13 children.
A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday,
Nov. 22 , at St. Joseph’s Roman
Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, with
her pastor, Rev. William O’Brien as
celebrant. Interment will be in St.
Joseph’s Cemetery, Emmitsburg.