Edward Francis Boyce

Edward Francis Boyce, 74, of Coventry and formerly of Riverside, died on January 27, 2021. He was the loving husband of Micheline Lussier Boyce.

Born in Providence on September 7, 1946, Ed was the third of five children to James A. and Elizabeth Carroll Boyce. A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, he attended St. Brendan’s Grammar School and East Providence High School after which he served in the US Marine Corps. Ed had a long career as a Service Technician for New England Telephone, AT&T, retiring from Lucent Technologies in 2001.  He was a member of Local Union 2323, I.B.E.W since 1971.  Ed then worked for Cape Cod Communications, Inc.  (Bob Dellapi) until 2006.

Ed never met a stranger; he lit up a room with his infectious smile and laughter. He was an avid Patriots fan and a master craftsman with a passion for woodworking.  He loved to travel with his wife, family and friends.  Loved to visit family and friends while traveling to Florida, yearly Newport family gathering, yearly golfing trips. He enjoyed fishing with his boys, golfing, and spending time with his family, Knights of Columbus and ROMEO friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Terry Boyce of Providence, RI and Kevin Boyce of Cape Coral, FL, grandson Nick Boyce of Riverside, RI, and siblings Betsy McStay, Kate Waldron (Henry), Dick Boyce (Marjorie Falk). He was preceded in death by his brother Jim Boyce and brother-in-law Dick McStay. Also surviving are his much-loved stepchildren Linda Clermont Lively (Bob), Guy Clermont (Linda Attruia) and step-grandchildren Eve, Jonathan, Danielle and Andrew; and step-great-grandchildren Alyssa, Alix, Theo, and Mahelie. Ed was affectionately known as Papa Ed to all his grandchildren.  Ed also leaves behind, well-loved nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition, Ed was blessed with many lifelong friends who loved him dearly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM in SS. John and Paul Church, 341 South Main Street, Coventry. Burial will be private. The Mass will be livestreamed via the “In Memory of Ed Boyce”  Facebook Group.

A celebration of a full life, well lived, will be planned once COVID restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers donations to SUPPORT LIFESPAN CANCER INSTITUTE .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Bob Higgins from Cranston wrote on February 12, 2021 at 7:41 pm:
To Micheline and family. My sincere condolences on your great loss. Ed was a wonderful friend whom we will miss so much. May he Rest In Peace. Sending prayers to all the family.🙏🏻
Maggie Powers from Barrington wrote on February 8, 2021 at 11:24 am:
I was so sorry to hear about Eddy's passing. He was a great friend of my brothers and worked with them for years at the phone company. May he rest in peace. My sincere sympathy to his family.
Lisa DaLuz Woodard from Dartmouth, MA wrote on February 8, 2021 at 9:29 am:
My deepest condolences on Ed’s passing Micheline, Terry and Kevin. He always had those kind eyes and that infectious smile. Sending prayers and hugs to you all🙏
Robert Kent from Seekonk wrote on February 7, 2021 at 5:55 pm:
So sorry for your loss. Always a enjoyable time when I would see him at the knights,and I’ll miss him!
Peggy and Mike Chella from Harmony RI wrote on February 6, 2021 at 7:26 pm:
Micheline, our hearts are broken. Sending you all our love and prayers! He was such a lovely man❤️❤️❤️ We love you both!
Barney O'Hara from East Providence wrote on February 5, 2021 at 9:59 pm:
Terry,Kevin and Nick sorry to hear about Ed's passing great man. God bless.
Sylvie Lussier from Granby.Québec wrote on February 5, 2021 at 2:53 pm:
Micheline, Our hearts go out to you and your family. Although I do not know exactly what to say or to write, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace. Thinking of you in these difficult times. With caring thoughts, Sylvie and Steve xxxx
Susan LaRose from Putnam wrote on February 5, 2021 at 10:58 am:
Micheline & Family, We were so sorry to hear of Eddys passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Prayers.
Jacques Lussier et la famille from St-Joachim de Shefford wrote on February 4, 2021 at 10:04 pm:
Un message de sympathie pour adoucir votre peine,puisse-y-il vous donner force et courage à toi Micheline et les tiens pour traverser cette période difficile.
Lisa D’Ambra & Steven Quirini from Warwick wrote on February 4, 2021 at 8:48 pm:
Micheline, Guy & Linda, Linda & Bob, and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Ed was such a pleasant, happy, caring man who always had a smiles on his face and a kind word. Always made you feel like family. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless him and look over all of you.
Mimie et Yvan from Bromont wrote on February 4, 2021 at 7:56 pm:
Eddy va beaucoup nous manquer. Il était aimé de tous, et il restera dans nos mémoires pour toujours. Nos plus sincères condoléances.
Manon Lussier & Daniel Guilmette from Granby wrote on February 4, 2021 at 7:52 pm:
Prenant part à votre douleur, nous vous présentons nos plus sincères condoléances Micheline et toute la famille. Nous partageons votre peine. Manon et Daniel xx
Michel Lussier from Anjou, Montreal wrote on February 4, 2021 at 4:59 pm:
Toute ma vie je me souviendrai de sa gentillesse. Je suis de tout cœur avec vous. .Un don a été fait à la société du cancer
michel et céline from anjou montréal wrote on February 4, 2021 at 10:17 am:
nos respais a la famille et a ma sœur micheline triste nouvelle nous aimons edward repose en paix
Denise, Real et Mathieu from Granby wrote on February 4, 2021 at 10:01 am:
S’il avait des mots à prononcer pour tenter de vous consoller nous les dirions du fonds du cœur pour adoucir vôtre douleur. Nos condoléances. Un don à été fait à la société du cancer. .Denise, Réal et Mathieu
Michel TasséEddy from Montreal, Québec. wrote on February 4, 2021 at 9:42 am:
Eddy laisse une très grande impression et un beau souvenir et ce par son sourire contagieux et son accueil. Eddy ne se compliquais pas la vie, il dégageais la paix. Sincère condoléances à la famille. Très heureux de l'avoir connu.
Angela Baron from Danielson wrote on February 3, 2021 at 6:03 pm:
Eddy will be so deeply missed. I am so glad to have had many memories with him. 💕💕
Jean-Paul & Yolande from granby wrote on February 3, 2021 at 5:25 pm:
En toute Sympathie de nous deux C'est discrètement que nous vous offrons notre appui et c'est très sincèrement que nous partageons votre chagrin. Un Don a été fait à la Société du Cancer.