Thomas J. Boyle passed away on October 10, 2018 at home, under Hospice care with his loving wife by his side. Tom was born on October 30, 1947 in New Rockford, ND to Emmett and Agnes Boyle. He was the third of six children. He graduated from St. James Academy in New Rockford, in 1965. Tom was always proud to be an alumni of St. James. After high school, he followed his best friend “now wife of 48 years,” Nancy Dunham Boyle to Minot, ND to attend Minot State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from MSU in May of 1969. Tom and Nancy began their life together on December 27, 1969 when they were united in marriage at St. John’s Catholic Church in New Rockford, ND. Tom and Nancy spent their first four years in Steele, ND where Tom began teaching Business Education classes. Their son, Scott, was born in 1971 while they were living in Steele. In 1973, they found their way back to New Rockford where Tom accepted a contract to become the business manager of the school district. Their daughter, Sarah, was born in 1975 while they were residing in New Rockford. In 1977, Tom’s career path changed significantly. He accepted a position with Metropolitan Federal Bank in Fargo. He completed sixteen years with Metropolitan where he was a Senior Vice President/Regional Manager. The remainder of his banking career consisted of seven years in Brainerd, MN with Bremer Bank as their Retail Manager, and five years as a Private Banker with US Bank in Fargo. Tom has been a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His unconditional love for his family was just one of his many qualities. After being diagnosed with a terminal illness and fighting a long hard battle, Tom never lost sight of his true love for life. His grandchildren brought him more joy and happiness than anyone can imagine. Tom was a great example with his ongoing sense of humor and ability to always remain upbeat no matter what the circumstance. Tom is survived by his wife Nancy; his son, Scott and his daughter, Sarah. Two grandchildren, granddaughter Arianna and grandson Peyton. Three sisters, Patty (George) Poff, Becky (Bruce) Byrum, Jean (Dan) Laber and one brother Marty (Patty) Boyle. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Larry and brother-in-law George Poff. There will be visitation from 6-7:00 PM with a prayer service following at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. The memorial mass will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hospice of the Red River Valley for their dedicated care and compassion for Tom.

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  1. Thinking of you and sending love and prayers. So very sorry Nancy, Sarah and Scot. Tom was a wonderful, kind man and he will be missed. He will watch over you all. Sending a hug. See you soon! Marveen & Arch

  2. My sincere sympathy is extended to all family members- may God be with u in this most difficult time- hugs !

  3. Nancy, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Remembering our great visits with your family.

  4. Our deepest sympathy, such a fun, loving guy taken way to soon. Take comfort in knowing he’s at rest & no more pain now. Nancy, Sarah, Scott & families keeping you in our thoughts & prayers thru this difficult time. Love Marge & Tracy

  5. Nancy, I am so sorry that you have lost your long time friend and partner from this earth.

    As I look at this picture of him I am reminded of all the fun times we had at Metropolitan Federal. Our annual meetings had the official schedule during the day but the “fun” schedule at night. We also traveled to Mesa and the Myron Floren concerts together. Tom loved to hear my father tell his Norwegian jokes at those occasions.

    Tom was always our resident expert on sports. He seemed to have the stats of every high-school kid that ever played basketball in ND burned into his brain.

    I am sure he will be missed in your family.

  6. Our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Tom. May all the great memories sustain you in the coming years. RIP Tom.

  7. Nancy, Scott and Sarah, our hearts and prayers go out to you. Tom was a wonderful man, and the one thing that really stood out was how much he loved all of you. Your family and the fun we had on 34th Avenue will always be special to us. We are hoping that one day your memories of all the great times you shared together will overshadow the difficulty of the past few years. Love, Bruce and Patti

  8. Nancy, your children and all the Boyle family; We were sadden to hear of Tom’s passing. What a kind man and friend. So enjoyed our visits whenever you stayed in Carrington. Will keep you in our prayers in the days ahead. Our heartfelt Sympathy & God Bless.

  9. Nancy
    So sorry to hear about the loss of Tom! We had some great memories of you guys back in the good old college days! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!Love Denis & Gloria Gorde

  10. My how the time passes and we all move along with it. Just happened to read the Forum online today and on occasion I recognize certain names that bring back memories of people whom i have had the pleasure of working with during my banking career (1972 to 2000.) I worked with Tom, Dave and Doug among many other notables back in the Bismarck MFB office specifically from (1882 to 1990.) I admired Tom for his knowledge and leadership role and his positive outlook and good nature. He was a great co-worker and mentor for me and many others. Time has a way of passing much too fast. I offer my sincere sympathies to Nancy and family during this difficult time. I will always hold fond memories of those bygone days in my heart. PJS

  11. Nancy, Sarah, and Scott. We are so sorry about Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  12. So sorry to hear about Tom. He was always such a pleasant and fun person to associate with. I’m sure he will be missed.
    Bob and Joyce Gaffrey

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