O’BOYLE, SISTER EVELYN
Sister Evelyn O’Boyle entered into eternal life June 21, 2017. She was born November 5, 1932 in Galway, Ireland, the second child of Emmet and Eileen Greaney O’Boyle. She entered the religious congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Ireland, in 1957 and made her profession of vows in 1959. In 1960 Sister Evelyn was missioned to the United Sates and spent the following 57 years serving the Church in Arizona. She taught at parochial schools in Globe and in Mesa prior to serving as director of religious education in Mesa and in Phoenix. She also ministered as a spiritual director and retreat director. Sister Evelyn received her undergraduate degree from Women’s College in San Diego and her graduate degree from Seattle University. She did further study at Regina Mundi in Rome and the Marianella Institute in Dublin, Ireland. Artistically and musically talented, Sister Evelyn studied and taught the Suzuki violin method. She created beautiful pieces of Carrickmacross lace. She considered her most significant achievement the development of the religious education program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, in the diocese and beyond. Sister Evelyn’s parents and her brother, Kevin, preceded her in death. She is survived by the Presentation Sisters of the U.S. Province, her sister, and brother-in-law Gearoidine and Ollie Kent, sister-in-law Charlotte O’Boyle, nieces, nephews and extended family. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to Presentation Sisters Ministry Fund, 5151 Evergreen Ave., Cypress, CA 90630 or your favorite charity. Visitation & Rosary will be at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Resurrection at 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85012. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 North 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.