Anne C. Boyle

Anne C. Boyle

December 22, 1942 – February 2, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Sam J. and Dorothy C. Howell; brothers, John Howell and Sam “Jim” Howell.  Survived by husband, Mike Boyle; children: Maureen Boyle-Manganaro (Michael), Michael Boyle (Dana), Patrick Boyle (Lee Ann), James Boyle (Mary), and Maggie Aliabadi (Mani); eighteen grandchildren; brothers, Edward, William and Michael Howell; sisters: Patty Maguire (Jerry), Helen Ayers (Frank), Clare Marsh (Mel), Dottie Howell, Janet Posekany (John), and Rosemary Kent (Bill); nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 9th from 9am to 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL at 11am.  The day after the funeral, Anne will be honored for her commitment to EQUALITY.  The event will be held on Sunday, February 10th at 10:30am at Metropolitan Community Church, 819 South 22nd Street.  All are welcome.

Memorials are suggested to: The Women’s Fund of Omaha, 1111 North 13th Street, Suite 106, Omaha NE 68102 (


  • Kathleen Foley Posted February 4, 2019 7:10 pm

    Mike, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family during this most difficult time.

    Tom & Kathy Foley
    Fairfax, VA

  • Char Walsh Posted February 5, 2019 5:28 am

    Mike and family: Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear about Anne. She truly was a wonderful lady and will be missed. My mom, Mildred Walsh, was so happy you both attended her 90th birthday. It made her day very special having you there. I will not be able to attend the services as I now live in Port St. Lucie, FL. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Barbara Wright and Dwight Gee Posted February 5, 2019 1:17 pm

    There is no way we can imagine how difficult this time must be for your family. Our love and thoughts are with all of you. Anne leaves quite a legacy with her family, her friends, the community and many people she didn’t even know she touched. Her spirit, encouragement and mentorship of so many will continue her legacy. Anne’s commitment to her values was quite remarkable and she made a great difference in many people’s lives. She spoke her mind and challenged people to open their hearts and treat people with respect and dignity. She was a force and she will be dearly missed. We are traveling internationally and so very sorry to miss being there. With loving thoughts and great respect, Barbara Wright and Dwight Gee

  • Jerrie Harris Glassman Posted February 5, 2019 5:29 pm

    Mike Boyle, Jr. and the extended I never thanked you for introducing me to your Mom. You. had enrolled in my Marketing class at Central High School and your Mom in her force to be reckon with style left little doubt for either of us of her expectations. I was enamoured immediately. We were of like mind when it came to clear expectations, children, and results.
    Over the last 30 odd years , every encounter with your Mom. she remembered your time in Marketing.. I don’t need to tell you how remarkable your Mom’s life has been but the void she leaves with all of us will take another lifetime to fill. Your and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May Gods peace be with you.

    Ms Jerrie Harris (now known as Jerrie Glassman)

  • jessica zufolo Posted February 5, 2019 6:42 pm

    Dear Mike: The angles are watching over you, especially Anne. She was and is a magnificent human being and a strong force in many people’s lives. I will fight to maintain her amazing legacy as long as I’m around. She was my biggest cheerleader and it was mutual. I adored her and learned everything I know about politics and managing pressure with grace. Thank you both for making such a massive difference everywhere.


    Jessica Zufolo
    Washington, DC

  • Bobbi M. Baltzer Jacobo Posted February 6, 2019 11:23 am

    Mike Boyle, family and extended family, My condolences to all the family and friends of Anne Boyle, and especially to Mike, the children, grandchildren and siblings of Anne. She was the picture of grace and class, and even more so when under pressure. She will always be remembered as a gracious lady and a good example for all in our city.

    Bobbi Marlene F. Baltzer Jacobo

  • Susan Bertelsen Posted February 7, 2019 8:50 am

    So sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories growing up by Elk City- living next to the “Howells” – so much laughter, so many fun great memories with Rosie and all the family. Mike, you and Anne were an inspiration to me growing up and sparked my strong interest in politics and serving our communities – I am forever grateful to you both for that. Please share my condolences to Rosie and give her a hug from me . Deepest Sympathy Susie ‘Buhl’ Bertelsen

  • Westside Community Schools Human Resources Department Posted February 7, 2019 10:30 am

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to comfort your family during this time of mourning.

    Our Deepest Condolences,
    Westside Human Resources

  • Tracy Murnan Posted February 7, 2019 10:30 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Mike. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Anne was an amazing lady, she will be missed!

  • Kevin and Mary Duffy Posted February 7, 2019 11:17 am

    Dear Mike and Boyle and Howell families, we are so sorry for the loss of Anne. What a gracious lovely lady! She was so refined. Anne was such a role model for those entering public service. Not only was she a great listener, but also a woman of action. The world is a better place for Anne Howell Boyle being here. RIP Anne! You have done well.

  • Gregory James Sechser Posted February 7, 2019 5:35 pm

    Dear Mike and Family:

    We are so sorry for your loss and are heartbroken to hear of Anne’s passing. She was a true public servant and touched each of our lives with her shining personality and caring for all people. Let it be said that the entire city mourns with you. Thank you for your lifetime of friendship, caring and service, and please know that our family will forever hold Anne in our hearts.

    With love during this difficult time.

    Your friends,

    The Sechser Family

  • Building Savers at Howlin’ Hounds Posted February 7, 2019 5:35 pm

    Dear Commissioner Boyle and Family,

    From all those you’ve supported, we wish to offer our support in return during your time of grief and healing. You came to our aid during our hour of need. Now we wish you to know that we are here for you as well and that you can count on our support in perpetuity.


    Your Friends,

    The Building Savers at Howlin’ Hounds

  • John and Nancy Taylor Posted February 7, 2019 8:15 pm

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences with the passing of a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her passing marks a great loss to the community.

  • Sharon Martin Posted February 8, 2019 9:36 am

    Though my opportunities to appreciate and admire Anne’s dedication to our community were brief, it was time enough to understand the well deserved tributes, and shared sadness to lose such a special person. Sincere condolences to her loving family and friends.

  • Ann and Brad Ashford Posted February 8, 2019 8:07 pm

    Dear Mike and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dear Anne. She was truly a force of nature who stood firmly for her beliefs and set the example for others to do so as well. We are all the better for having had her touch our lives. Our hearts and prayers are with you and we hope you find comfort in the wonderful legacy she left for your family. Our love, Brad and Ann

  • Carole Zacek Posted February 8, 2019 8:09 pm

    My sincerest condolences to the entire Boyle family. Anne Boyle was a truly amazing woman dedicated to a lifetime of public service while raising a family. Omaha was so fortunate to be graced by the presence of this lovely woman who tirelessly gave us her best always. Anne Boyle has been an inspiration to many, as well as myself. RIP, Anne Boyle.

  • Mimi Amondsen Coffman Posted February 8, 2019 9:45 pm

    Dear Mike –

    My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. Anne was such a strong and lovely woman always supportive and giving. May your memories of so many sweet, funny and loving times bring you peace. The city and state were made better by her achievements; she will long be remembered for all she gave. Fondly, Mimi Amondsen Coffman

  • Rosalee Ohlinger Roberts Posted February 9, 2019 8:09 am

    Mike, my prayers are with you and your family in the shocking loss of Anne. What a wonderful legacy she left for you and all she knew. I was glad to have the opportunity to reconnect with Anne after our reunion. Our Cathedral “ladies who lunch” enjoyed Anne’s humor and always glad to hear what she was doing. God bless you all.

  • Joe and Patty (Prohaska) Phillips Posted February 9, 2019 8:44 am

    R.I.P Anne. Well done, Thou good and faithful servant.

  • Lawrence primeau Posted February 9, 2019 9:48 am

    Mike , so glad we had an opportunity to talk to each other over the last 2 weeks. I remember meeting you and Ânne in 1968 at a YD convention and had the wonderful opportunity to grow old with you both as unique, caring , and mutually supportive friends. I had the abosuletly great opportunity to watch your powerful family grow up! You and Anne influenced and supported so many and created a legacy difficult to match. My love and compassion for you all.

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