Christel Boyle

Obituary of Christel Annemarie Boyle

Christel passed away in East Greenbush, NY on August 30, 2021. Christel was born on December 6, 1941, in Berlin, Germany. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frieda (Omi) and Willy Fritz (Opa) Rissmann, and her sister Ilsa and Wolfgang Sass of Berlin. Christel is survived by her husband, William H. Boyle III, and their three children and spouses, Manfred and Lynne Boyle, Patrick and Melissa Boyle, and Beatrice Sage. Also survived by her grandchildren, Danielle and Scott Boyle, and Katy & Dennis Miller and Cody Sage. In Germany, she is survived by two nephews, Peter and Michael, and a niece Gabriella. Christel was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and recently announced great grandmother, and held an avid love for her homeland, Germany. Her family fondly remembers her mixing her German heritage with her new home and citizenship here in the US. She loved to garden, cook, bake, and make many things using her creative abilities. She has passed down to the next generation many German-based recipes which will fondly be remembered for years to come. For a while, she earned money selling her creations from Care Bears to Christmas wood crafts, often decorating with amazing details and paintings which William had made for their small business. She was an avid seamstress and sewed many things for the family and others, even her own authentic “dirndil” dress (Oktoberfest). Her family also remembers her love for flowers, often growing beautiful tiger lilies, gladiolas, tulips, and other colorful blooms in her outside gardens, and many indoor flowers to brighten up the house inside. She would can dozens of jars of her gardens harvest each year, which the family enjoyed for many months. Applesauce, pickles, stewed tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, corn, beans, and more were her specialty. What will be missed the most, is her spunky spirit, amazing smile, and her love for her family and close friends. The family request that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following in her remembrance: American Cancer Society or St. Jude Hospital. A funeral service will be held at the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm St. Nassau on Wednesday Sept. 8, at 1:00PM. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday Sept. 7 from 5-7PM. Interment in Chatham Center Cemetery.
Tuesday
7
September

Calling Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home LLC
11 Elm Street
Nassau, New York, United States
(518) 766-3828
Wednesday
8
September

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home LLC
11 Elm Street
Nassau, New York, United States
(518) 766-3828
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