Joseph W. O'Boyle
May 05, 2018


Mr. Joseph W. O'Boyle, 82, of Pittston, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.

Born in Avoca, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose Walsh O'Boyle. Joseph was a graduate of Pittston High School.  He served in the United States Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 38 years by the Wilkes-Barre Post Office.

Joseph was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. He was an avid Notre Dame fan and enjoyed watching them on tv and going to their games.

He was preceded in death by his son in law, Herman Hughes, who passed away on January 12, 2015, his brother, Jack and his sister, Mary.

Surviving are his wife the former Anna Mae Copper

Daughter, Jo Ann Hughes of Pittston

Son, Joseph O'Boyle and his wife, Maria, of Jenkins Township

Grandson, Paul Hughes and his wife, Donna, of Dallas

Grandson, Justin Hughes of Ransom

Granddaughter, Yanna O'Boyle of Jenkins Township

Great grandson, Jacob of Dallas

Nieces and nephews

The family would like to thank Dr. James Kosik and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the care and compassion that was shown to Joseph and his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 9:30 am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston with the Rev. Joseph Elston officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave an online condolence for Joseph's family, please visit the funeral home website, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Guestbook Entries

So sorry for your loss. Joe was a good guy. A gentleman and a neighbor. God will hold him in His arms. Remember the good memories.

Sandra Yonki Barnett (over 2 years ago)

Joey, you and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolence on the passing of your father.

Roberta Corcoran (over 2 years ago)

So sorry for your loss. Memories will keep him with you forever.

Cathy Mackin (over 2 years ago)

Condolences to Anna Mae and her family on the death of Joe. He was a fine gentleman and neighbor in the Junction. May he rest in peace.

Nowakowski Family (over 2 years ago)

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