Edward B. Boyle

  • Born: August 14, 1936
  • Died: October 7, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03104

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Edward B. Boyle, 83, of Manchester, died October 7, 2019 at Catholic Medical Center.

He was born in Cambridge, MA on August 14, 1936 to Daniel and Bridget (Power) Boyle. He lived in Manchester for 43 years.

He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Major after 23 years of service. He then earned a bachelor's degree from St. Anselm College and attended Harvard University for graduate studies.

Edward was assistant principal at Londonderry High School for 20 years. He enjoyed traveling, especially fishing trips to Alaska.

The family includes his wife of 61 years Carroll (Fisher) Boyle; four children, Gregory Boyle, Andrew Boyle, Shelley Malone and Eric Boyle; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; a sister, Bridget Boyle; cousins and two nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Boyle.

Private interment will be at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I was a student, class of 1990, at LHS. Mr. and Mrs. Boyle were always the heart and soul of our school. They loved us all, even when we were misbehaving...especially when we were misbehaving. Mrs. Boyle said that was when we needed it the most. I love you both. To Mrs. Boyle: I am a good girl now, working for a large non-profit, helping people. You and Mr. Boyle were a great example of how giving of yourself can change so many lives. The lessons you both taught planted seeds that I will continue to plant wherever I go.

Posted by Kerry (Bryson) Wiley - Fresno, CA - Student   October 06, 2020

My condolences to Mrs. Boyle and family for the loss of your beloved husband and father. I had the honor and privilege of being a student in 1986 where both you, and Mr. Boyle, guided all of us with love, compassion, empathy and an unwavering tolerance for all things adolescent and academic. Mr. Boyle made us all better people through his stellar example. A story I remember is the day report cards came out. I decided I would ponder my fate and sat on the sidewalk outside the campus. True to his loyalty and commitment, Mr. Boyle took the time to speak to me to explain nothing was irreversible. He could see I was a bit nervous to go home and offered to give me a lift in that little MG he had. But it did not end there. He took the time to be a part of my family to explain to my folks the same thing. That those dreadful grades did not define me and that he firmly believed I could choose to turn things around. I did. It took some years, but I worked very hard and have obtained an Ivy League education. It is people like Ed Boyle that changed the trajectory of other people lives. He will forever be remembered for his unwavering tough love and never giving up on anyone. RIP Mr. Boyle. We all miss you dearly.

Posted by Laura Gallant - Naples, FL - student   June 19, 2020

I met Mr. Boyle one day when myself and another friend didn't bring our gym clothes again and one at a time he politely called us into his gym office and let down the shades and it was then I realized this was a teacher who was there to teach and to instill values and respect in all his students and fire that I have never forgotten him . A marine and a true man of inspiration. We all miss you class of 1988. my prayers and condolences to your family.

Posted by Joseph Sousa - Charlottesville, VA - Student   March 24, 2020

Sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We were 1st cousins of many Boyle's from Cambridge.

Posted by Patrick Boyle - Cambridge, MA - Family   December 19, 2019


I am sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to your family. I attended Londonderry High School between 1994-1997. I met Mr. Boyle my very first day of High School and I developed a close friendship with him that, without him by my side, I probably wouldn't make it to graduation. I looked up to him, he was someone I could always talk to when life brought me down. He has been there for me, took the time to listen and give me life advice that I never learned from either of my parents. I am so grateful to have had him in my life. I cherish those memories and I wouldn't trade it for nothing. I will always remember the time I got to spend with him.

-Marsha Beth Goulet (Londonderry High School Student)

Posted by Marsha Goulet - Londonderry, NH - Student   October 20, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you

Posted by Laura Emmick - MANCHESTER, NH - Family Friend   October 12, 2019

Dear Mrs. Boyle, it was such a pleasure to have known this fine man and to witness the love between you, and the love you shared with SO manyfamily and friends. May the wonderful memories of him and your years together keep his spirit alive with you and bring you comfort as you mourn.

Posted by Anna Ryan - Galveston, TX - Friend   October 10, 2019


My deepest condolences to you Mrs Boyle and your entire family. It has been and will always be an absolute honor to have known, been taught and mentored by Mr Boyle. He started as my Social Studies teacher, captivating us all with his stories of life in the Marine Corps., then my freshman football coach, Vice Principal and eventually my Marine Corps. mentor as I enlisted after high school. He even attended my 40th. Thank you for everything you and Mrs. Boyle have done for me and the countless kids from Londonderry over the years. May you Rest In Peace, your spirit will live on through all of us you have taught. Semper Fidelis!!

Posted by Brent Hoffman (LHS 1985) - Northfield, NH - Friend   October 10, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ed. Our children are former LHS grads. He had a gentle soul, and is a remarkable man. We all should follow in his footsteps. Rest in peace Ed. We will always remember you.

Posted by Diane & Paul Slater - Londonderry, NH   October 10, 2019

Mr. Boyle was a great man. He was a force of nature all his own and was truly one of the most special people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He made a difference in so many lives and holds a very special place in my heart.

Posted by Tara Stone - NH - Friend   October 10, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. God truly blessed this earth with an amazing person. Prayers for you and your family during this time.

Posted by Kara Goatee Barnett - Owensboro, KY - Friend   October 10, 2019

Rest in peace. Semper Fi.

Posted by HENRI (Red) GRAGLIA - East Falmouth, MA   October 10, 2019

Words can not truly express sadness for your loss. He was a presence at our school that gave comfort and lent strength to all the students at LHS. His subtle humor and generosity of time made a difference in so many lives. He has a place in some of my best memories. I hope that you find comfort in knowing how much he was respected and loved.

Posted by Samantha Matson - Groton, MA - Student   October 10, 2019

Made such a great difference in my life as a student. Semper Fi Sir! LHS 1985

Posted by Paul King - Weare, NH - Student   October 09, 2019

So sorry for your loss. The world lost a great man and Marine. This man was directly responsible for a lot of us juvenile delinquents growing up into contributing members of society. He made an impact on my life through his example and a lot of tough love during my time at LHS. I will always remember and be thankful for that.

Posted by Rich Thompson - Nashville, TN - Student   October 09, 2019


Nancy and I are were devastated when we heard Ed had passed away. We have been friends with Ed and Caroll since 1963 or 1964..we were in the same company for 3 years and our families were very good friends. We were again stationed in the same company for 3 y ears in North Carolina. Ed was a fine Marfine and even a better man.

Posted by Bob and Nancy Caughey - Brownstown, MI - Family Friend   October 09, 2019

It is with a sad heart that I write this message. In the early adolescent years of Londonderry High School there was a great deal of turbulence and then Mr. Boyle arrived. He would become the legend, buy doing the things that leaders do; respect all you meet, help your entire LHS family (forever) always leading by example. Ed was such a hard working, noble, honesty and fiercely loyal person that he just pulled everyone along with him. Then Carroll came and we all understood their love for LHS grew out of their love for each other and family. It has been truly a blessing and honor to know you my friend. Rest in peace. Andy Maloney

Posted by andrew maloney - Durham NC, NC   October 09, 2019

He will be missed he was a great assistant principal he takes people to heart so grateful he was there for Douglas and Uriah am I prays with family

Posted by Mary Metcalf - Creedmoor, NC - Friend   October 09, 2019


Thank You Mr. Boyle for your time speaking with students at Central High School. Your talks with the 'Lessons of the Vietnam War' students were impactful. Thank You for attending CHS Veteran's Day and Memorial Day Assembly's. Your attending enhanced the great significance of these two Assembly's. Rest In Peace Sir.

Posted by David Boutin - Allenstown, NH - Acquaintance   October 09, 2019

I first met Ed in Boston when he was 12 and I was 10. He's my longest friend. We grew up together and were in the Marines after that. He excelled at everything he took on: high school sports, Marine Corps Service, fly-fisherman and educator. He was devoted to his family and friends. There are few like him. I am proud to have been his friend.
Semper Fi, Ed
Sgt. John McPeck

Posted by John McPeck - London, Ontario Canada - Friend   October 09, 2019

Dear Mr. Boyle- you were a man of honor. During my high school career when ever you were mentioned by students or faculty everyone agreed how great of a man you were and how admired you were and are by all of us. Our fearless leader and assistant Principal; I thank you for your dedication and commitment to students as an educator and a friend. You are a prime example of what our world needs; a person who is strong, fearless genuine and caring. I also thank you for your many years of service in the Marine Corps Mr. Boyle. Thank you for keeping us safe. You will be missed but always remembered. May peace and comfort surround your family during this time and the days to follow.
May you Rest In Peace. Until we meet again. God Bless.

Posted by Judy (Mitchell) Munnis - Merrimack, NH - Student   October 09, 2019

Such an amazing man who always met students where they were in life. A strong and respected leader-how lucky we were to have him walking the halls at LHS with us. A true icon ❤

Posted by Angela McQuarrie - Londonderry, NH - Student   October 09, 2019

Mr. Boyle was an excellent Vice Principal, and highly respected by everyone at LHS. He treated you with respect and always acted with integrity and honesty- and expected (and received as a result) the same in return. He was a class act, and greatly appreciated by those that knew him. Condolences to his family on this sad news of his passing.

Posted by Mark DeLorenzo, class of 1990 - NH - Student   October 09, 2019

To the Boyle Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW Auxiliary District #7, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for the honorable service given by your loved one, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2019

The names Ed and Carroll Boyle have been respected and beloved in my family for many years, and Ed earned his sacred spot in heaven a long, long time ago.

Posted by Chris Pantazis - Manchester, NH - Friend   October 09, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carroll and the family. Ed was a legend at Londonderry and I always had the utmost respect for him. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
John and Paula Vaughn

Posted by John Vaughn - Auburn, NH - Teacher   October 09, 2019

The Blake family extends its deepest sympathy to Mrs. Boyle and family. My brothers, our late parents and I were very fond of Mr. Boyle. A wonderful principal and true Marine! God Bless you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Betsy (Blake) Riley - Deerfield, NH   October 09, 2019

R.I.P. Mr. Boyle, you will be greatly missed! (SEMPER FI!!....HOORAH!!)

Posted by Kenneth Kerwin - Oroville, CA - Student   October 09, 2019

Thank you so much Mr. Boyle for your service to the nation, your leadership and guidance, and your patience. Your example provided me the basis to succeed in life. I will always remember you and the difference you made. Rest in peace. Semper Fidelis.

Posted by Scott Hamilton - Martinez, GA - Student   October 08, 2019

Mrs. Boyle and family my heart is with you. You and Mr.Boyle loved all of us, your students, so well. We will always remember.

Posted by Kerry (Bryson) Wiley - Fresno, CA - Student   October 08, 2019

I had the honor of having Mr. Boyle as a boss and mentor for almost 10 years. There is nobody that I have more respect for than him. He made you feel safe. He made you feel empowered. He made me a better teacher and better man. To say he is irreplaceable is an understatement. If I can make half the difference he made in the world I would die a happy man. RIP.

Posted by Brian Courtemanche - Hooksett, NH - Coworker   October 08, 2019

I am honored and blessed to have known MrBoyle. He was truly a great man, his memory will live on in the hearts of his students from LHS. My condolences.

Posted by Athena Sweeney - Londonderry, NH - Student   October 08, 2019

Sending our love and thoughts to a great man and his wonderful family. Thank you for everything. You have helped me be the man I am today. Wishing we could be there with you in this trying time but we are in Australia. Lots of love Mike Hennessy and Rachael Brickey.

Posted by Mike Hennessy - Nashua, NH - Friend   October 08, 2019

My sympathy to the entire family. He was a friend to many, including Rich, and I will remember him fondly. Rest In Peace, Ed.

Posted by Chris Nagy - Ocala, FL - Friend   October 08, 2019

Carroll and family, Ed was a true hero in my life. He made an extreme impression on me and I will always love him for all he did for me. God Bless You all and to my dear friend Ed, thank you for all you did for me rest in peace and a job well done.

With much Love,

Tony Hanna

Posted by Anthony Hanna - Chester, NH - Friend   October 08, 2019

My condolences to Mrs.Doyle, he was a great man, I can remember him taking me his high school and showing me around for the day.

Posted by Laurie Hernandez - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   October 08, 2019

Such a great man. He made a big impression on my life that I am forever grateful for. Semper Fi.

Posted by Joel Pfyffer - Mooresville, NC   October 08, 2019

Wonderful man. Had a few conversation with him about my daughter in his office. He really cared about the kids. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kathleen Peterson - Derry, NH - Acquaintance   October 08, 2019

Rest easy Mr. Boyle, condolences to the Boyle family.

Posted by Tom Seaman - Epping, NH - Student   October 08, 2019

He was an amazing influence on so many of us! This from the class of 1990

Posted by Kerrie Landry - Londonderry, NH - Student   October 08, 2019

RIP Mr Boyle you made high school interesting that is for sure. Julie M Grant

Posted by Julie grant - Nashua, NH - Student   October 08, 2019

One of a kind!! Mr Boyle made many lasting impressions on many young lives... my thoughts and prayers are with his family!!

Posted by Patti Keegan- Williams - OOB, ME - Student   October 08, 2019

My sincerest condolences Mr.Boyle was the best man I ever knew he always looked out for me and wanted the best from he will forever be in my heart and mind. I love you Mr. Boyle rest in peace.

Posted by CHRIS PARKER - ACWORTH, GA - Student   October 08, 2019

My condolences to Mr Boyle's family. I graduated LHS in 1989. I loved Mr Boyle, such a great guy, I always had total respect for him. he with be missed. -John Maggio

Posted by john maggio - Nashua, NH - Student   October 08, 2019

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your husband/father. Ed was an amazing man whom I will never forget. His compassion for the students at Londonderry High School is, I believe, unsurpassed. I am blessed to have known him, and Carroll. I will be forever grateful for the wisdom and guidance he shared with me, and with my sons. My prayers are with you all.

Posted by Marcia Peterson - Loveland, CO - Coworker   October 08, 2019


There are simply no words to describe how heartbroken I am for you, your mom and your entire family, Shelly. Your dad was such a nice man!

Posted by Tracy Murphy Roche - Hooksett, NH - Friend   October 08, 2019

Mr Boyle was one of the most caring loving man I ever knew. I graduated from LHS in 1988 and have never forgotten him. He was the the most caring toughest man ever. He was so loving he cared for every kid that went through Londonderry High School no matter what. I wish I was up there so I could go pay my respects to a great man that touched so many.
RIP Mr Boyle. You will be missed and remembered always.
Love to Carroll and the whole Boyle family.
My deepest condolences

Posted by Linda Beaver - CHARLOTTE, NC - Family Friend   October 08, 2019

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