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“I can not think of your Mom without remembering her loving touch in both words and hugs. I hope these days pass quickly for you all. Love Bob Mortwedt ”
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Doris H. Boyle, 91, passed away peacefully in Phoenix on July 22, 2010. She entered life on May 4, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. Doris both loved and was beloved as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was warm and charming, and her grandchildren were her greatest treasure. She is survived by daughters Mary Jo and Judith, son-in-laws Harvey Ong and Brian Hull, her six grandchildren (Nicholas, Andrew, Patrick, Margaret, Grace and Samuel), sisters Mary Hartman and Eunice Nowakowski, brother-in-laws Donald Boyle and Adam Nowakowski, sister-in-laws Marie Boyle and Delores Boyle and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband William, parents Emilia and Albert Rosasco, sister Mufolda Basso, brother Albert Rosasco, brother-in-laws (Michael Basso, Howard Hartman, Donald Mortwedt and Michael Boyle), and sister-in-law Marie Mortwedt. Doris was a devout Catholic. She had many gifts and talents. She enjoyed all kinds of cooking, especially cooking the food of her heritage, Italy. Doris was artistic, making beautiful needlepoint and clothing. She was a gifted decorator. Doris enjoyed playing cards, particularly bridge. She was also an excellent athlete, enjoying tennis and basketball. Doris had many wonderful years at the Rosasco family cottage on Lake Huron in Michigan with immediate and extended family. She also had many wonderful years with her husband, in Green Valley, Arizona during their retirement. Doris will be greatly and forever missed by persons she touched in life. A funeral Mass will be said in her honor on Fri., July 30 at 12:00 noon at Saints Simon & Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for all their special work and ask that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to HOV.