The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 15, 2013

Loretta M. Boyce


Star Beacon

KINGSVILLE — Loretta M. Boyce, age 98, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 6, 1914, in Cleveland, to Mary Catherine (Soeder) and Andrew M. Friedel.

A graduate of Villa Angela Academy and St. Johns College in Cleveland, she entered the sisterhood and worked as a 4th grade teacher. Loretta had also worked as an administrative assistant for Boyce Precision Products and attended the United Church of Geneva and Friends of Geneva Library.

She is survived by nieces, Jeanne Zanettin of Cleveland Heights and Atlantis, Fla., Andrea Smyke of Mayfield Heights and Francine Pate of Richmond Heights; and a nephew, Kenneth Jack of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orrin; son, Marcus F. DeLenc; and sisters, Marie Jack, Margaret Prachar and Helen Hernden.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4th, at Assumption Catholic Church, 594 W. Main St., Geneva.

Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva.

Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.