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Joseph Edward Boyle, Jr.

Joseph Edward Boyle, Jr., 72, of Pittston, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Allied Services Hospice Center, Wilkes-Barre surrounded by family.

Born in Pittston on April 16, 1951, he was the son of the late Joseph E. Boyle, Sr. and Marion K. McDonald Boyle.


He was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, class of 1969 and a graduate of St. Leo's University, St. Leo, Florida, class of 1974.


He had worked for many years as an On-the-Job Training Special Representative for Luzerne County Human Resource Development Department. Joseph was a Third Degree Knight of Columbus. He was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Parrish in Pittston. He was a part of the founding committee that established the Care and Concern Healthcare Clinic.


Joseph was a loving and supportive brother, uncle, and friend as well as an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Notre Dame fan. Most important to him was his family. He was enthusiastically involved in the lives of his siblings and their children, considering each one of them as if he or she was his very own child.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn Zongila and husband William Zongila; sisters-in-law, Virginia Boyle and Merrie Watkins Boyle, and brother-in-law, Patrick LaPorte, Sr.


Surviving are his siblings, Barbara Boyle LaPorte, Irmo, SC, Ann Boyle Cocco (Philip, Sr.), Pittston, Michael Boyle, Lafayette Hill, and John Boyle, Pittston; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 9am- 10am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am. Private interment in the parish cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Care and Concern Free Health Clinic, 37 William Street, Pittston, Pennsylvania.


Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, Pittston.

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Mar 27

Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.

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