Nancy E. (Leaman) Boland
Nancy E. (Leaman) Boland, 82, of Birch Lane, Ipswich, wife of the
late Andrew F. Boland, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 in her home
following her long illness.
Born in Gloucester, May 25, 1931, daughter of the late Edward B. and
Ellen E. (Herrick) Leaman, she was raised in Gloucester where she
attended public schools. She went on to study dancing in
Connecticut. Married 1954 in West Gloucester, the Bolands made their
home and raised their family from her late Birch Lane address.
She enjoyed the fine arts, jazz, dancing and home gardening. Mrs.
Boland was a dedicated and longtime member of the Rowley Baptist
Church. She is survived by a son, Rev. Christopher F. Boland and his
wife Shauna of Cottage Grove, WS; a daughter, Andrea K. Boland of
NH; seven grandchildren, Raul, Michelle, Isaac and Brianna Fithian,
Andrew Boland, Bethany Dyer; three sisters, Bertha Robertson, Emily
Strangman, Mary Lee and many nephews and nieces.
Her funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday, April 12,
graveside in the Beechbrook Cemetery, Gloucester. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of
flowers memorial contribution in her name may be made to First
Baptist Church of Rowley, 147 Main St., Rowley, MA 01969.