Richard "Papi" “Bo” Boyle

February 6, 1942 - March 14, 2014

Richard John Boyle, age 72, passed away on March 14, 2014 in Allen, Texas. He was born February 6, 1942 to John Charles and Jane Belle (Simmons) Boyle in Gary, Indiana. Bo married Lydia Cardona on April 5, 1972 in Saltillo, Mexico. He was a member of St. Judes Catholic Church in Allen, Texas. Bo graduated from the University of Portland, Oregon with a Bachelors in Education. He has a master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, where he met his wife of 42 years. Bo lived in Portage, Indiana for over forty years. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Bo is survived by his loving wife Lydia Boyle of Allen, Texas; son, John Boyle and wife Rebecca of Allen, Texas; three daughters, Claudia Bartone and husband Paul of Westfield, Indiana, Celina Boyle of Allen, Texas and Dollie Boyle of Allen, Texas; seven grandchildren, Johnny, Brianna, Emily, Janie, Ashley, Lucia and Madelyn; sister, Carole Boyle of Portage, Indiana; brother, Kenneth Boyle of Valparaiso, Indiana, beloved mother-in-law, Celia Solis de Cardona and the entire Cardona family in Satillo, Mexico.

Bo loved watching all of his children play soccer and run cross country.  He took pride in teaching his children to take care of each other, do what's right, and always do their best.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jane Boyle and brother Gareth "Jerry" Boyle.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Judes Catholic Church in Allen, Texas at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

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'Bo' was my neighbor that I had the privilege of knowing for only a short while. He was a character and most certainly left many, many stories for family and friends to laugh at for years to come. I remember trying to wax my car one evening and he stood out against the wall and talked and talked and talked about his kids. He was so proud of each of them and had just wonderful things to say about them. I finally told him he was going to have to help me wax the car if he wanted me to listen to him! I am so shocked and sadden to hear of his death and will certainly miss him and his stories. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Lynn Hankins, April 25, 2014