PRYOR, Dorothy R. (Boyle), 91, passed peacefully at home on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Beloved wife of the late John G. Pryor. Loving mother to Ellen Gulachenski & husband Bryan of Boston; and Anne Josephs, M.D. & husband Ephraim of Leominster; adoring grandmother of Michael, Christopher, Patrick, Mark, and Jack Josephs; beloved aunt of Matthew Boyle & wife Cathy, and dear friend to many. Pre-deceased by siblings Mary Louise Boyle and Edward Boyle.
Born in Boston, daughter of the late Matthew & Elizabeth (Mulcahy) Boyle. She was raised and educated in West Roxbury and remained a devout and faithful Catholic throughout her lifetime. Dorothy and John were focused on giving their daughters the best education possible in a home filled with love. She loved the ocean and was delighted when she and John retired to a house by the sea. Then she spent her last 6 years happily living with her daughter, son-in-law, and 5 grandsons, watching them grow up. Above all, she was happiest in her role as family matriarch, and will be remembered lovingly as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Funeral Mass: Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10:00AM at St. Leo’s Church, 108 Main St., Leominster, with burial to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne at 12:30PM. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dorothy Pryor to Trivium School, 471 Langen Rd., Lancaster, MA 01523. Arrangements are entrusted to Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, Clinton. www.philbincomeaufh.com