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Estelle Margaret (Handford) Boyle

February 22, 1931 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

 

Estelle M. Boyle, 89, formerly of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the Kingsbridge House in Brevard, NC.

Estelle was born in Queens, NY, the daughter of Walter and Florence Handford.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Boyle, who passed away in January of 1997. Estelle and Bob were married June 24, 1952.

Estelle and Bob started a dairy farm in Norwich, NY before moving to another farm in Weedsport, NY.  When Robert retired from farming they moved to Margate, FL and later settled in Hendersonville, NC. Estelle and Bob were both active in community theatre in Weedsport, NY, Auburn, NY and helped establish a new community theatre group in Pompano Beach FL.

Throughout her life she was a member of several churches.  Most recently she was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, NC where she sang in all the choirs, the praise band and directed two handbell choirs for 12 years. She played piano beautifully.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and friend.

Estelle is survived by, her daughters, Kathleen Margaret Boyle, Carol Jean (Boyle) Guzewicz, Wendy Susan(Boyle) Withrow, Jane Marie (Boyle) Box and her son, Kevin John Boyle along with 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  Also surviving is her sister Emma Lou Kirschmeier who will be 97 years old in February and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to the music department at www.gracehendersonville.com/giving

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