ATTLEBORO – Ronald Joseph Boyle, 77, of Attleboro passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI. He was the loving husband of Corine (Maddix) Boyle for 47 years.
RJ, as he was known to his family and close friends, was born June 23, 1941 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the son of the late Joseph P. Boyle and Kathleen (Hansen) Lewis.
RJ grew up in St. John and in 1960 at the age of 19 immigrated to the United States. He resided in Wrentham for 11 years before marrying in 1971 and moving to Norton where he lived and raised his family before finally moving to Attleboro in 1999. During this time, he also became an American Citizen. He was employed as a steam valve tester and assembler at Crosby Valve and Gauge in Wrentham for 48 years before retiring in 2008. It was not long during retirement that he took a job at Stop & Shop to keep himself busy for he was not a man who could just sit idly by.
RJ was a longtime member of Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleboro. He was also an avid bowler, where he bowled in the Friday Night Mixed League at North Bowl. He could often be seen supporting his wife, who also bowls on Tuesday evenings, and was often referred to as her teams “good luck charm.” Those that knew RJ personally could tell you that he also held the high honor of being one of the founding members of the Secret Five, an organization so secret and so covert that he had no idea who the other members were.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two children: Daughter, Rhonda J. Anteski of Norton and Son Joseph P. Boyle II and Daughter-in-law Bethany M. Boyle of Norton; Five grandchildren: Brittany M. Anteski, Nicholas A. Castelluzzi, Jailyn P. Castelluzzi, Joseph P. Boyle III and Molly M. Boyle. He also had the great pleasure to be a Great Grandfather to River B. Govoni of Norton.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Grace Episcopal Church, 104 North Washington Street, North Attleboro
In lieu of flowers the Boyle family is asking for donations to be made to Bristol County Elder Services.