Father Dennis P. Boyle

Father Dennis P. Boyle, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and a resident of St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown, died Monday, Aug. 30. He was 75.

Born in Philadelphia to the late Edward J. and Mary A. (Sullivan) Boyle, he attended St. Charles Borromeo School in Drexel Hill and Msgr. Bonner High School before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Boyle was ordained on May 19, 1973, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia by Cardinal John Krol.

After serving as parochial vicar at St. Richard Parish, Philadelphia; St. Joan of Arc Parish, Philadelphia; Queen of Peace Parish, Ardsley; St. Ambrose Parish, Philadelphia and St. Jerome Parish, Philadelphia, Father Boyle served as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy from 1989-2008.

He then served as pastor of St. Jerome Parish in Philadelphia from 2011 through 2015. He also served as chaplain at Immaculate Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Philadelphia before retiring from active ministry in 2018.


Reception of the Body will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Drexel Hill on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a viewing. Bishop Edward M. Deliman will celebrate the funeral Mass at 11. Concelebrating will be Fathers Joseph E. Howarth, Roland D. Slobogin and Eugene M. Tully, and Msgr. James J. Graham will also be the homilist.

Father Boyle is survived by his brothers Edward (Dolores) and Richard (Margaret), sisters
Elizabeth, Winifred Shanders and Mary Sylvester (Daniel), sisters-in-law Helene and Patricia, and many
nephews and nieces.

Interment will be at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield.