, Salem, MA

April 5, 2013

Grace M. Boylan, 87

Peabody — Grace M. (Pasquale) Boylan, 87, of Peabody, wife of the late John R. Boylan, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beverly, with her family at her side.

Mrs. Boylan was born in Providence, R.I., on May 15, 1925, daughter of Angelo and Victoria (Miranda) Pasquale. She was raised in Providence and graduated from St. Pius High School. Grace and her late husband John met at a dance in Providence while he was serving in the Navy and stationed in Rhode Island. After their marriage and residing in Rhode Island for a year, they returned to Peabody in 1953.

Grace was a loving mother who devoted her entire life to creating a home for her family. Later, she enjoyed supporting her two grandsons with their school activities and was very proud of their accomplishments. She was an avid walker, loved spending precious time with children, cooking, listening to music, dancing, and had a special place in her heart for animals.

Her family wishes to thank the staff on the Cabot Wing at Essex Park in Beverly for the outstanding care their mother received.

Grace is survived by her daughters, Diane M. Bernard and her husband, Richard Bernard Jr. of Gloucester, and Carol Ann Boylan of Salem; two grandsons, Christopher M. Boylan and Joseph A. Sassone; her 11 siblings, Joseph, Tony, Angelo, Jimmy, Tommy, Doris, Lee, Viola, Rosie, Eleanor and Angie; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased on February 2, 2012, by her son John R. “Linky” Boylan, Jr.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Peabody, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 16 Church St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Grace’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter,, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA, 02472. Burial will be in cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Please visit for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.