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December 12, 2012

Phyllis M. (Boyle) Walton, 79

Methuen — Phyllis M. (Boyle) Walton, 79, of Methuen, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Thomas F. Walton.

She was born in Lowell, on December 11, 1932. A daughter of the late Peter J. and Mary E. (Finnegan) Boyle. Mrs. Walton graduated from the Lowell Schools. She was a communicant of Saint Monica's Church in Methuen.

Surviving is a son, Thomas F. Walton, Jr. of Haverhill; daughter, Judith F. Casagrande and her husband, William of Methuen; grandson William Thomas Casagrande of Methuen; a sister, Beverly A. and Gerald Pennaman of Pelham, N.H. and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.

She was predeceased by a sister, Helen E. MacDonald and brothers David, John (Skippy), and Peter Boyle.

In her retirement years, Mrs. Walton enjoyed spending time with her grandson playing cards (45's) and accompanying him on mid-morning breakfasts. She also enjoyed spending time with her son, daughter, and sister, shopping and laughing frequently. For dinner it was a rarity if she was not with her friends at their favorite restaurants, or spending time at the beach. She will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury Street, Lawrence. For online condolences and other information please visit us at www.breenfuneralhome.com.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 14 at 9 a.m. in Saint Monica Church in Methuen. Burial will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854.