Fr. Patrick Boyle, OSM, dies

8/5/2015 12:00 AM

Fr Patrick M. Boyle OSM, a Solemn Professed friar, priest and member of the Australian Delegation of the USA Province, died peacefully at 4am Sunday 2 August at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, Western Australia. Paddy had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s approximately 17 years ago and has been cared for in a nursing home for the last 8 years.

Five weeks ago he developed pneumonia but managed to overcome this. However, there was a relapse which caused a rapid deterioration with his health and ultimately caused his death. He was 85 years of age and had 59 years of religious profession in our Order. He will certainly be missed by the friars as well as many friends and parishioners especially from Wanneroo parish where he served for many years. May he rest in peace.