HOPKINTON, NH: Rev. Kenneth A. Boyle, 88, born on November 14, 1934 passed away peacefully, with his loving wife of 35 years, Dale S. Boyle, at his side on July 5, 2023 at his home in Hopkinton, NH.
Through his ministry and devotion, Ken touched the lives of thousands of people. Gracious and kind to all, Ken showed a generous interest in others and above all else deeply loved family, friends, and God. Ken graduated from Tufts University and Boston University School of Theology. He served as a minister for over 57 years in multiple parishes, including Four Corners Chapel of Cumberland, RI, Second Congregational Church and Candleberry Chapel of Attleboro, MA.
He is survived by his children, Kenneth Boyle, Jr. and his wife, Virginia Boyle, of Bristol, RI, Evangeline Boyle of Mansfield, MA, Brenda Paradis and her husband, Mark Paradis, of Hopkinton, NH and Michael Leighton and his wife, Danielle Leighton, of York, Maine. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Kathryn Wilson and her husband, Thomas Pink, of North Conway, NH and Jennifer Fitzgerald and her husband, James Fitzgerald, of Franklin, MA. He was predeceased by his son Bradford Boyle and daughter Denise Young. He was the adoring grandfather of Cordelia Boyle, Nicolas Paradis, Benjamin Paradis, Rebecca Paradis, Madeline Boyle, and Katelyn Williams.
The son of Etta and Milton Boyle, Ken grew up in Melrose, MA. He is survived by his siblings Irene Gerwick and Lawrence Boyle. He was predeceased by his siblings, Milton Boyle, William Boyle, Mildred Perkins, and Loretta Crawford.
There will be a private interment ceremony for family.
A Celebration of Life for Reverend Boyle will take place on August 12, 2023 at 11:00 am at The First Baptist Church in Medford, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Medford or St. Judes Hospital.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro, NH is assisting the family.