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 .