Patricia (Boughan) Boyle Brewin

Born: Tue., Mar. 17, 1931
Died: Sat., Jul. 1, 2017


9:00 AM to 10:30 PM, Mon., Jul. 10, 2017
Location: Morris Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 10, 2017
Location: St Anne Church

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Patricia (Boughan) Boyle Brewin, 86, of Shrewsbury and Naples, FL and formerly a long time resident of Southborough, passes away unexpectedly on July 1, 2017 at her home. 

She was the wife of the late Leonard E. Boyle prior to being  William F. Brewin’s wife.

Born on March 17, St. Patrick's Day, 1931 to Eileen (Dunleavy) and Joseph Boughan. She was raised in Newton, a 1949 graduate  Our Ladys’ 

She married Leonard E. Boyle while the two were employed at M.I.T.  Leonard died of leukemia in 1959, at the age of 33.  Pat raised her four children as a single mom on social security survivor's benefits, and working as many as three jobs.  She was most proud of the work she did in the development of the birth control pill as a member of the team at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology. Pat found her passion in working with others in real estate sales and appraisals. On St. Patrick's Day 1976, her daughter, Maureen, age 16,  died of the same leukemia that claimed her husband.  St. Patrick's Day would never be same for the Boyle family.

  In the '80's she married William F. Brewin. The two had many happy years together and Pat cared for him through a long illness until his death in 2007.    Moving to Naples FL. Pat had many friends and spent her remaining years on the beach, playing golf, and taking on all comers in bridge and cribbage tournaments.  She is survived by her children, Michael Boyle of Lowell; Susan Boyle of Framingham and  Leonard Boyle and wife Pamela Underdahl of Morro Bay, CA; two grandchildren, Colin Boyle and Kyra Siegfriedt; a great granddaughter, Hazel all of Los Osos, CA; her siblings John  Boughan of CA;  Joseph Boughan of Brockton ; Edward  Boughan of N. Attleboro and her beloved sister,  Dorothy Boughan of Dedham .

She loved them all, and they will deeply missed her.  

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 10, from 9 to 10:30 AM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.

A Mass of Christian burial will follow the visiting hours on Monday at 11 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough.  Burial will be in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in Pat’s memory to Ronald McDonald House, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston,  MA  02115.

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   Posted Fri July 07, 2017
Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts are with you.

Linda S. Baird Jansen
   Posted Fri July 07, 2017
To all of Pat's family and friends,
Our most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Mom, sister, grandmom, and beloved friend. Pat was a most dear friend to our Mom, Claire, in Naples. We enjoyed great visits with Pat while visiting Naples. Although we tried many times, we were unable to beat Pat at cribbage. I did not play...but listened to many energetic conversations of their bridge games. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to share so many fun times with such a fun loving and exceptional woman. We join you in spirit in mourning the loss of Pat. May God bless you and give you strength to endure this difficult time. Linda and Mark Baird

Loretta S. OBrien
   Posted Sat July 08, 2017
To Patricia Brewin's family, especially Dorothy':

Although I never met her, Patricia sounds like a vibrant, intelligent and fun-loving person. My condolences to all of you for losing such a treasure.

Joan & Leo Maguire
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
I have known Pat since 1954 the year my sister (Dorothy) married her
brother John Boughan in our home town Lincoln, Ma. My future husband
Leo Maguire came from Southboro and he and his brother Joe were good
friends of Pat and her brother Eddie Boughan and they especially enjoyed
going to the Boston Garden as devoted Celtic's fans.
Leo and I had many fond memories of the good times we had with Pat.
R.I.P. our good friend. Joan & Leo Maguire5