Mrs. Nancy Camille LeGore Boyle, 73, of Emmitsburg, passed away Friday, April 10, 2009, at St. Catherine's Nursing Center, Emmitsburg, after a lengthy illness. She was the cherished wife of Patrick B. Boyle, her husband of 50 years.
Born Oct. 21, 1935, in Frederick, Nancy grew up in LeGore, and graduated from Walkersville High School in 1954. She graduated from Centenary Junior College in Ohio with an associates degree and from the University of Maryland in 1958, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Throughout her scholastic years, she competed in many team sports and extra curricular activities. After graduation, Nancy was employed by Frederick Board of Education as a physical education teacher at Frederick High School and as a girls basketball referee.
Studious and an excellent listener, she had many and diverse interests. She excelled as a pianist, seamstress, artist and calligrapher. Nancy had an incredible memory for movie, TV and music personalities, as well as for local and world history.
Auction and yard sale attendance provided found gems and lifetime friends. The owner of many collections, she enjoyed the hunt for sheet music, salt and pepper shakers, jewelry, Snowbabies, cookie jars, cookbooks, Beanie Babies, Jim Shore and Princess Diana memorabilia. She had her own extensive
research library on antiques and collectibles. Nancy was renowned for sending greeting cards and her handwritten correspondence with all she knew. Her creative hobbies of sewing, tole painting, baking and canning won many awards at local, county and state competitions. She volunteered at the Mother
Seton School in the art department while her children were in attendance. For many years Nancy created the weekly sale signs for the family grocery store in Emmitsburg; each was a work of art.
In addition to being survived by her husband, Pat, she was the beloved mother of Susan E. Boyle and friend, James A. Bowers, of Dover, Pa., Angela E. Buszinski and husband, David, of Slippery Rock, Pa., Christopher P. Boyle and wife, Lisa, of Frederick, and Timothy C. Boyle and wife, Patricia, of
Fairfield, Pa.; the loving and doting grandmother of Erin Collins, Jennifer and Brett Boyle, and Patrick, Joshua and Kyris Boyle. She was the eldest sister of Trina Gelfond, Suzanne Moberly and Terrie Wills. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Susan LeGore. She is also survived by
many cousins, nieces and nephews and will be sadly missed by her devoted friends, Karen and Howard, Betty and Mike, Peggy and Donald, and Carrol Ann and Joanne.
Mrs Boyle was burred in the Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were her son, Christopher Boyle; grandson, Brett Boyle; nephews, Lee Koontz, Daniel Sprankle and Brian Crabtree; and friends Steven Brenize, Kerry Shorb and George Buszinski.