Mary M. Boylan

June 27th, 2015 1:43 am

First Posted: 2/24/2013

Mary M. Boylan, 80, of Pittston, died Monday evening, Feb. 18, 2013, at Manor Care, Kingston, where she had been a resident since 2012.

Born in Pittston on May 29, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline Powers Boylan. She attended St. Mary of the Assumption grade school and graduated from Pittston High School, class of 1950. She lived in the family home on Sand Street in Pittston all her life. She worked at the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce from 1950 until her retirement as executive vice president.

Mary belonged to the Wyoming Valley Secretaries Association, Toastmasters International and the Pittston YMCA. She also was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, where she served as a founding member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, a Eucharist minister and a member of the finance committee.

Her hobbies included reading, gardening, genealogy, traveling, bowling and various arts and crafts, including painting, cross stitch and crochet. She also had a love of animals.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, John, Paul and Francis; two sisters, Marion Boylan and Ann Boylan Repasky; a brother-in-law, John Repasky; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Harrison; and a nephew, Joseph Boylan.

Surviving are 13 nieces and nephews, Mary Repasky, Jack Repasky and wife Larraine, Laura Lemon and husband Donald, Jennifer Simonds and husband John, Robert Repasky and wife Shelly, Mary Patricia Kulick, John Boylan Jr., Cathy Talarico, Donna Ahearn, Linda Azaravich, Francis Boylan, James Boylan and Thomas Boylan; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

The funeral was Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Interment was in St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, Hughestown.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or the SPCA at ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 or at