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Patricia (Boughan) Boyle Brewin

March 17, 1931 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 86)

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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 Service Information

July 10, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Morris Southborough Funeral Home LLC
40 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772

Funeral Service
July 10, 2017

11:00 AM
St Anne Church
20 Boston Road
Southborough, MA 01772

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