Delores "Doll" (Ryan)'s Story
Delores P. “Doll” (Ryan) Bouley, 82, died Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House following an extended illness. She is the longtime companion of Robert "Bob" Gagne of Peabody and wife of the late Alfred J. Bouley, who died in 1985.
Born in South Portland, Maine on November 16, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Laura (Girouard) Ryan. A native of Beverly Farms, she resided in Beverly for many years before moving to Peabody 31 years ago.
Doll was employed as a clerk at Burlington Coat Factory in Peabody for several years before her retirement in 2014. She had also once worked at the former Zayre and Ames Department stores in Beverly for many years.
She had a charitable and giving heart. After the death of her youngest brother in 1988, in his memory she began embroidering quilts for infants with HIV/AIDS. She also loved the beach and enjoyed many summers at Horseneck Beach in Westport, Mass., with her beloved Bob.
She is survived by three daughters, Christine DiStefano and her husband, Angelo of Lynn, Karen Matte and her husband, Andrew of Greenville, N.H., and Renee Susanno of Beverly; one son, Ronald Bouley and his wife, Pamela of Holiday, Fla.; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Thomas Ryan and Jack Dauphinee and a son-in-law, Anthony “Tony” Susanno.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday in St. Margaret’s Church, 672 Hale Street, Beverly Farms at 12 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the Mass in the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  February 24, 2017