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Cynthia H. (Cavanagh) Boyle
  • St. Mary of the Annunciation School
    4 Myrtle St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Dear Pat and family,I am so very sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Although it's been many years, I do remember...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Ann Canavan - Orleans, MA

“We send our thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time. Kathy and Ron DelRossi, Atkinson, NH ”
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“Pat and your 4 Lovely Children with Cindy, so many fun memories at Bellevue... we will be at Mass to celebrate a beautiful woman! ”
3 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy and Larry Crowley - Melrose, MA

“To The Boyle Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy was a very special person to me and someone I looked up to. She was a motivator and very...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Toni-ann Merlina - Saugus, MA

“I first met Cindy when she was a parent at SMS. I had the privilege of teaching the Boyle children as their second grade teacher. In later years, ...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Karen (Means) McCarthy - MA

“So sorry for your loss. May Almighty God grant you peace. As you cope with your loss. Phil Jer.29:11 ”
6 of 41 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to her family. May Almighty God grant you peace as you cope with your loss. Phil4;6,7 ”
7 of 41 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Boyle was a wonderful principal at St. Mary's! I will always remember her. -Kevin 2015 ”
8 of 41 | Posted by: Kevin Monahan - Saugus, MA

“We are very sad to hear about your loss Jeremiah 29. 11 & 12. ”
9 of 41 | Posted by: - FL

“Dear Julie and family,My deepest condolences for you loss.May time bring healing and only allow good memories to remain.Yours truly,Joel ”
10 of 41 | Posted by: Joel Berger - Boston, MA - Friend

“I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. ”
11 of 41 | Posted by: David Rosenberg - Wichita, KS

“Dear Pat and family,Gen and I were saddened to hear of Cindy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.Gen and...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: FRANCIS MCNAMARA - ROCKPORT

“Dear Pat, so so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. Phil and I will always remember the joy and laughter we we had with both you and Cindy. What...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Ann Doherty - CHELSEA, MA

“May the God of all comfort bring you peace at this time. 1 Cor. 1:2-7 ”
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“We are so sorry to read of Cindy's death. We crossed paths very often during our child-rearing years, and we remember your whole family with great...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: Barry and Theresa Pease - MA

“I have so many memories of Cindy. St. Francis School brought us together. We became friends, golf buddies and shared many a night laughing and...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Zero - Woburn, MA - Friend

“Cindy will be sorely missed as a great educator in the Catholic schools of the Boston Archdiocese. She served as chair in an excellent and joyful...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Ann Scott - Weymouth, MA

“Our deepest condolences to your family. We loved Mrs. Boyle as Principal of St. Mary's. She was so dedicated to the School and the students. May...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: The Tosi Family - Melrose, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Boyle family at this sad time. We were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Boyle's passing. She was a wonderful person...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Regina Lawless - Saugus, MA

“Hi Pat,My deep and sincere condolences to the passing of your beloved wife. You are in my prayers.Regards,Joe Kalus ”
20 of 41 | Posted by: Joseph Kalus - Lexington, MA

“Hi Pat, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Please accept my sincere condolence. You and your family are in my prayers.-Syeda Ferdous Begum ”
21 of 41 | Posted by: Syeda Ferdous Begum - MA

“I'm so sorry to read the loss of a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Your family is in my prayers. ”
22 of 41 | Posted by: Michele Stein - North Andover, MA

“Dear Pat,I am so very sorry for your loss. In sympathy,Mary Anne Conboy ”
23 of 41 | Posted by: Mary Anne Conboy - North Falmouth, MA

“To Patrick, and family..our deepestSympathy. ”
24 of 41 | Posted by: Tom & Ann Gallo - Lake worth, FL

“So sad to hear this. I worked with Cindy at St. Anthony's. She was a wonderful lady. May God Bless her and her family. ”
25 of 41 | Posted by: Christie O'Connell - Wakefiels, MA

“We are very sorry for your loss. ”
26 of 41 | Posted by: John & Gloria Kareken - Glenview, IL

“So sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. May she RIP. Family in our daily thoughts and prayers. ”
27 of 41 | Posted by: Joe Stempkowski - Long Beach, CA

“Our deepest condolencesThe Trickett FamilyJenna, St Marys class of 2011 ”
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“Pat, Tom and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. ”
29 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Nehez - Williamsburg, VA

“We are so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Boyle's passing. She was exceptionally kind to our son, Patrick, during his years at St. Mary's School. Mrs....Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Ellen Barrasso - Melrose, MA

“Patrick,I am so very sorry. I know Cindy meant the world to you. You are one strong man, and you did a remarkable job taking care of her. May she...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Cindy Sostak - Hampton, NH

“To the Boyle Family,We extend our deepest sympathies to your family. May the memories you have last a lifetime and bring comfort.-Shawn and Laura...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: Shawn Bowen - Ipswich, MA

“Please accept my deepest sympathy on your great loss. I was privileged to work with Cindy during my years in Catholic schools and always admired her...Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: Sheila Kukstis - Scituate, MA

“We are so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman she was. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you all. ”
34 of 41 | Posted by: Kristen Souza-Serratore - Norwood, KY

“My deepest condolences. Mrs Boyle was an amazing principal. Prayers to he family ”
35 of 41 | Posted by: Victoria Pace - MA - Student

“Dear Pat, Julie, Brian, Stephen, and Patrick,Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers now that Cindy has returned home to God. She was a...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Mark Flint - Melrose, MA

“I'll always remember having her as a teacher. My condolences to the whole family. ”
37 of 41 | Posted by: Scott Nelson - SOMERVILLE, MA

“To the Boyle Family We are so sorry for your loss Cynthia was a beautiful person . ”
38 of 41 | Posted by: Karen &Bobby Mikey OLeary

“Through this message, I send my condolences to you and your family. I am honored and blessed to have had Cindy in my life. She was an extraordinary...Read More »
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“Our sympathy to all of the family. The Stevenson Family ”
40 of 41 | Posted by: Linda Stevenson - Melrose, MA

“May you find rest and solace in the realm of the Divine while showering those left behind with gentle blessings of love and strength. ”
41 of 41 | Posted by: Thomas Cavanaugh - Somerville, MA


Cynthia Helen (Cavanagh) Boyle, 66, of Saugus, formerly of Melrose and Somerville, died peacefully surrounded by her family on October 7, 2017 after a long illness. She is survived by her beloved husband Patrick Boyle after 46 years of marriage and her beloved and devoted children Julie, Brian and his wife Melissa, Stephen and his wife Chrystal, Patrick and his wife April and her 5 grandchildren Walter, Lillian, Hannah, Riley and Finnian. She also leaves her sisters Georgette and her husband John Curran, Kathleen and her husband Kevin Donovan and her brother Thomas Cavanagh. She was predeceased by her brother Walter and parents Walter and Georgette Cavanagh.

Cynthia worked in Catholic school education for 46 years at St. Francis Xavier school in Weymouth, St. Francis of Assisi in Medford, St. Anthony School in Everett where she was the principal for 12 years and finally at St. Mary of the Annunciation school in Melrose where she was the principal from 2007-2016. Cynthia was a graduate of St. Anne's in Somerville, St. Mary's High School in Cambridge, Boston State College, Salem State College and the Lynch Leadership Academy at Boston College. She was also adjunct mathematics faculty at the Woman's Institute of Technology in Boston and Middlesex Community College.

Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Donations can be made to St. Mary of the Annunciation School, 4 Myrtle St. Melrose, MA 02176.