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Michael Boyle

Michael Boyle

Michael Huntley Boyle quietly slipped into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

He was born in Sturgis, Michigan, on May 25, 1943, to Mary Brokaw Boyle and The Honorable Judge Robert E. A. Boyle.

Michael graduated from Sturgis High School, spent his college freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy, graduated from Kalamazoo College and earned an MBA from Western Michigan University.

After a brief work experience with the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company, Michael joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in August 1969 as a Special Agent. He served in Tampa (St Petersburg RA), Philadelphia, Washington D. C., and Miami where he retired as a Supervisory Special Agent. He was especially proud that his father, he, and his son Sean were all Special Agents of the FBI.

After being divorced for several years, Michael met, fell in love with, and married Judith Coleman Pullen; they were together for thirty years and married for almost 26 of them. Michael and Judith moved to Amelia Island in 2001, where he served as County Commissioner from 2006 to 2010. Michael was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Knights of Columbus, The Society of Former Special Agents, and many local groups.

Michael was a gifted writer who was often published in the News Leader, as he felt strongly about local politics, honesty, and patriotism. Above all, he was a strong believer who had put his full trust in Jesus as his Lord and Savior and his beautiful life reflected that commitment.

Michael was preceded by his parents and brother Stephen Boyle.

He is survived by his loving wife Judith, his beloved children Erin (Bryan) Hutchinson and Sean (Amy) Boyle; Step-children Fred (April) Pullen, Andrea (Mark) Herzer and Thomas (Pilar)Pullen; his grandchildren, of whom he was so proud, Peter Boyle, James Boyle, Robert Boyle, Jack Hutchinson and Michael Hutchinson; sister-in-law Kathy Boyle, her children and grandchildren; and his brothers-in-law, Patrick (Gael) Coleman and Mike Coleman, M.D.

Michael was blessed with many friends, too numerous to mention, who cherished his loyal friendship. He not only made friends wherever he went, but he maintained those relationships, some of which went back to the third grade. To be one of his friends, especially to be on his prayer list, was a responsibility he took very seriously, and he was a fervent Prayer Warrior.

To comfort his family and friends, there will be a visitation on Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 4-6:00 PM at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, 1305 Atlantic Av., Fernandina Beach.

The Memorial Mass will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 325 N. 4th Street, 11:00 AM on Friday, December 9, 2016.

John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

15 Condolences

  • Trish Dooley Posted December 5, 2016 9:46 pm

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Mike always had the best interests of the county and its taxpayers in mind when faced with tough decisions and I admired him for his dedication.

  • Janet Wylie Posted December 6, 2016 9:36 am

    So sad. Prayers to the family.

  • Dion Francis Posted December 6, 2016 1:24 pm

    I am sad to learn of his Mike’s passing. He was a great and compassionate person. My prayers of comfort and peace for the family.

  • linda elliott Posted December 6, 2016 2:02 pm

    i was so sad to hear about Mike’s passing. Judith, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. i met Mike in 4th grade and always cherished our friendship. he will be greatly missed.

  • Mike Williamson Posted December 6, 2016 3:22 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Condolences to the family.

  • George Maloney Posted December 6, 2016 4:40 pm

    Have fond memories of working with Mike in the Miami Office of the FBI. So very sorry to hear of his passing. He and his family are in our prayers.

  • Dickie Anderson Posted December 6, 2016 5:29 pm

    A very special man who will be missed.

  • Dawn Drapeylo Posted December 6, 2016 7:44 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during
    this most difficult time. I pray that you will find comfort and peace in the days, weeks and months ahead.
    So very sorry for your loss..

  • Kathy Agley Posted December 6, 2016 9:58 pm

    Judith, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing; but knowing Mike’s and your total faith in the Lord has been and will continue to be your strength and consolation thru these times. He knew his destination and that to be absent from the body was to be present with the Lord. I’m thankful for all memories dating way back in High School and sharing our faith thru all kinds of situations in our retirement. He was always so proud of you and your life together as well as his children and grandchildren. He truly was a special man and still is.

  • Dave & Debbie Lott Posted December 7, 2016 8:32 am

    Our hearts are heavy hearing of the death of Mike. We offer prayers of comfort and peace to his family and friends as they deal with this loss. Mike truly believed in service to our country as evidenced by his professional and civic accomplishments.

  • Nick Deonas Posted December 7, 2016 1:36 pm

    Mike was always ready to listen and engage in a conversation. I always enjoyed chatting with him and will never forget our time together as “judges” at the BBQ cook off at main beach, we had such a good time with full bellies and lots of laughs. RIP Mike.

  • Roy Kemp Posted December 8, 2016 4:48 pm

    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a great guy and will be missed. May God grant you
    comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Friend in Christ,

  • DeeDee corbin Posted December 10, 2016 11:02 pm

    Dear ‘Mike you will be missed. I will always remember your wise recommendations on the republican executive board. Rest In Peace till we meet again.

  • Andrew and Cara Curtin Posted December 11, 2016 10:28 am

    Please accept the sincere condolences of Andrew and Cara Curtin.

  • Rex Egelston Posted February 20, 2017 8:53 am

    Saddened to hear of the passing of Mike. Having worked with Mike in Philadelphia, I came to respect Mike for his dedication to this country. He had the ability to undertake the impossible achieving success. He made a major contribution to myself and others one evening when apprehending a Top Ten. It was then I came to realize Mike’s true genius and his dedication to completing the task. He will be sorely missed.

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