|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1985|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2005|
New York, USA
Her first word was "light" and when people described her they often spoke of her "special sparkle". Caitlin Ann Boyle passed away on November 16, 2005 from meningitis, she was the first of two Marist College students to pass away within two weeks, Jill Carboni was the second. The world is a little less bright without them.
At her memorial service the lights went out and agter the service students who knew her best recalled the prayer they made before the service, "if she was ok, God would give us a sign, the lights going out. And thats what happened." She is ok.
A junior on the Dean's list at Marist College in Poughkeepsie and the captain of her school's dance team, Ms. Boyle was loved by both family and friends. "Her beauty radiated both inside and out, visibly expressed by her eyes and bright smile", said her mother.
Ms. Boyle majored in psychology education. She was most interested in children with mental disabilites and teenagers suffering from depression. For 12 years she trained at the June Claire School of Dance in tap, jazz and ballet, while performing at the Tilles Center, the Westbury Music Fair, the EAB tree lighting and Herald Square during the Macy's parade.
"Our loss is so great, but knowing that she's an angel chosen to do great things helps us move on", said her mother, Eilleen. "She impacted so many lives."
She lived on Cockenoe Avenue in Babylon Village and during high school at St. Anthony's in South Huntington she excelled in lacrosse and was the cheerleading captain, while dancing 12 hours a week.
While in college, she worked part time at the Fitness Incentive, a gym in Babylon Village where she taught dance, worked at the front desk, the cafe and the nursery. In her spare time, she tutored young children and was a member of the FOX P.A.W. organization that helps animals.
Ms. Boyle leaves behind her parents, Eilleen and John; her siblings: Erin and Tim; her grandfather, Tom and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends.
She reposed at the Chapey Funeral Home, West Islip on November 19 and 20, 2005. On November 21, on what would have been her 20th birthday, a Catholic mass was celebrated at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Babylon followed by interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Donations in Ms. Boyle's name are gratefully appreciated and can be sent to the Meningitis Foundation of America, 6610 N. Shadeland Avenue, Suite 220, Indianapolis, IN 46220 or towards a scholarship being set up in her name c/o Marist College, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
"To us, she was a touch of heaven that brought us light in our dimmest of days and a presence that kept us full of laughter and love," he said. "She is a part of us all and we will love and remember her always and forever."
Saint Josephs Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Marisa Shute
Record added: Dec 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12711519