Hon. Patricia J. Boyle
March 31, 1937 - January 13, 2014
Hon. Patricia J. Boyle, of White Lake, retired Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and former U.S. District Judge, Judge of the Recorders Court of the City of Detroit and Chief of Research, Training and Appeals for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, passed away in Ft. Myers, Florida on January 13, 2014 at the age of 76.

Presentation Of The Portrait Of The Honorable Patricia Jean Boyle

Justice Biography

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terrance and grandson, Nathan Pernick and leaves her sons, Jeffery (Mary) Pernick, Jason (Kimberly) Pernick, Kurt Pernick, David Pernick; daughter, Katty (Stefan) Kerst; grandchildren, Brian, Sarah, Riley and Kerry; sister, Linda Gillespie and many dear extended family and friends and special canine companion, Mandy.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford on Saturday, January 18th from 2-8 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held at Milford Presbyterian Church, 238 N Main St, Milford, MI on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1 PM, with gathering beginning at noon. The Rev. Bryant Anderson officiating. Burial Commerce Memorial Cemetery.

PLEASE NOTE: For those attending the services on Sunday afternoon at the Milford Presbyterian Church, all are welcome to utilize the parking at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford (a short three block walk).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan, 7310 Woodward Ave, Suite 701, Detroit, MI 48202.

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Sorry for your loss.Have many fond memories at Amherst Shore. A distant Canadian Cousin

Rod Rockwell

My best wishes are with your family. I know they sorely miss you. We all loved you so much. You were a great light in this world and now we are lucky to have you for one of our angels.

Linda Parsons

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Judge Boyle and I were appointed judges at the same time by Governor Milliken, thus I felt close to her. Prior to our appointments I had the privilege of being co-counsel with her on a federal case and I can attest to her superb legal intellect and graciousness.

Judge Theresa Doss

The blessing that Patty requested that I say at the conclusion of the Special Session of the Supreme Court of Michigan for the presentation of Patty's portrait that now is displayed in the Supreme Court Chamber, "May the Lord bless you and keep you: The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace." As Patty lived her life to hear these words, she has now heard the only two words worth living for: "Well done."

Rev R John and Coventry Harris

My sincere condolences to the family. What a class act she was! I got to know "Patty" and Terry while serving on the criminal rules committee back in the '80's. Compassion, wisdom, patience, great intelligence, fun sense of humor ... she had it all. She was just a great model for any of us judges to follow. She will be remembered as a giant in the history of the justice system in this state.

Michael Haley

Please accept my condolences regarding the loss of Justice Boyle. As a trial and appellate lawyer, I am familiar with her enormous contributions to the bar and the bench. She graced the profession, and will not be forgotten. By coincidence I am also board chair of Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan (NLSM), and am deeply touched to note that NLSM is mentioned at the close of the obituary. We deeply appreciate the reference. Take care, and God bless.

James E. Brenner

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Aunt Patty. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love The Pernicks Rob, Kathleen, Abby & Joey

Rob & Kathleen Pernick

Although I did not have the privilege of serving on the Court at the same time as Patty, I came to know her as the result of countless social and professional meetings, and I came to respect her as the result of countless judicial opinions that she crafted so thoughtfully and intelligently. I am very proud to sit on a court that Patty distinguished for so long, and I wish her family my sincerest condolences at this difficult time.

Stephen Markman

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