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Brother James Michael Boyle, C.F.X., 85, died Monday, January 23, 2017, at Middlesex Health Care Center in Middletown, Connecticut.

He was born on April 10, 1931, in Peabody, Massachusetts, son of the late Daniel J. and Johanna Boyle. A 1948 graduate of St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, he entered the Xaverian Brothers on September 19, 1952, and professed vows on August 15, 1955. In addition to teaching at Flaget High School in Louisville, Kentucky, he served many years at Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut. He served on the faculty of St. John's Preparatory School from 1960 to 1965, faculty of Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood from 1965 to 1967, and Principal of St. John's Preparatory School from 1974 to 1976. He served the Xaverian Brothers as Vicar Provincial of the American Northeastern Province from 1981 to 1987, as Provincial from 1987 to 1989, and as General Superior from 1989 to 1995.

Brother Boyle is survived by his sister-in-law, Jolyne Boyle of Beverly, Massachusetts; and several nieces, nephews, a grand-niece, grand-nephew and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Daniel J., John F., and Joseph P., and his sister, Barbara Boyle.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Saint John's Preparatory School (Admin. Bldg.), 72 Spring St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Xaverian Brothers Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brother's name may be made to the Xaverian Brothers Retirement Fund, 4409 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, MD or St. John's Preparatory School, 72 Spring St., Danvers, MA 01923. www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on January 25, 2017
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