Marianne Mangan O'Boyle

September 16, 1923October 28, 2012

Mrs. O’Boyle, 89, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on October 28, 2012 at CMC-Mercy. She was born on September 16, 1923 in Pittston, PA, a daughter of the late Marianne Mangan and Thomas Mangan.

The second of three children, Marianne was raised in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She graduated from St. Anne’s Academy in Wilkes-Barre. She was wed to Eugene Dillon O’Boyle on Thanksgiving, 1946, and the couple established their first residence in Kinston, PA. During the course of their long marriage, the couple resided in Levittown, NY, Wantagh, NY, High Point, NC, Hicksville, NY, and established their final residence in Charlotte in 1969. They raised five children, who in turn gave them 10 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. Marianne was widowed in 1985 and never remarried. She was an active parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Charlotte. She enjoyed a long career in retailing at Ivey’s and then Dillard’s in the Southpark Mall, retiring from active sales in 2009 at the age of 86. Neighbors, friends and customers appreciated Marianne for her outgoing personality, love of life, irrepressible wit, and sense of style and abiding faith. She had a strong love for her extended family, and was interested and engaged in their lives.

She was predeceased by her parents, by her husband, her brother, Bud Mangan, and by her daughter, Joan O’Boyle Walser. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Margaret Weaver of Tampa Fl; her daughters, Erin Anderson and husband John Anderson, Colleen Monday and husband Ed Monday; her sons, Patrick O’Boyle and his wife Deirdre O’ Boyle, Michael O’Boyle and wife Patricia Connelly O’Boyle; her ten grandchildren, their spouses and her eight great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. All will miss her.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Interment at Belmont Abbey Cemetery will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Holy Angels, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012, or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 6828 Old Reid Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210. Condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 2, 2012

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December 19, 2012

Marianne was a ray of sunshine in this world . I would stop and chat with her while I was out walking my dog and her positive attitude on life always made me smile . I am honored that I got to spend time with her over the years. She was a wonderful and classy lady whose energy and joy of life was inspirational to me. Rest in peace with your husband and daughter , Marianne ! Love , Nan Skeffington

November 3, 2012

I so enjoyed Marianne as a neighbor on Whistlestop. She was a delightful person and very kind. My sympathies to the family.
Ginny Nelson. Greensboro, NC

November 2, 2012

Dear Erin, Colleen, Pat & Mike,
We are sorry to hear of the death of your mother. You and your families have our prayers and condolences. We have many memories of our years on Whistlestop. She was a kind and wonderful lady and will be missed by many.
Love, Don & Karen DeMart
Placitas, New Mexico

mary drayton

November 2, 2012

she was loved by many of harris teeter

Brit Linkner and Family

November 2, 2012

I'll always have the chidlhood memory of Mrs. O'Boyle taking evening walks by our house on Whistlestop Rd. with her beloved dog Sassy. She was always so pleasant to speak with and never too busy to stop and have a conversation with a neighbor. We loved her always-cheerful attitude and smile. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. I'm sure that she was an exceptional mother, grandmother, & great grandmother and will be missed. May she rest peacefully. God bless.

Edna Coggins

November 1, 2012

Marianne was a wonderful neighbor and friend who will be missed terribly. I loved her wit and her kind, sweet manner - and the fact that she always had a way of making me feel appreciated for no reason at all. I hope the family finds comfort in knowing that others share their grief and feel a huge void in our lives with Marianne's passing. She was a very special lady.

Helen Williams

November 1, 2012

Loved chatting with her at ACES. Always a lively conversation! Love and prayers for her and all the family.

Sara Masters

November 1, 2012

Erin, John and Family....our spirit, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sending much love and healing energy from the mountain top. Tom and Sara

Sharon Young

November 1, 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with your framily! I worked with Marianne a number of years ago at Ivey's! She was one my very favorites to work with. Such a dear, sweet woman! I also learned a lot from her about how to treat customers. She was a consummate professional. I am sure there are folks all over the Charlotte area whose lives she touched.

Marianne Reuss Prophet

October 31, 2012

Mike, Pat, and family,
I am saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. I pray that God will give you HIS strength and peace during this difficult time. God bless you.....