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Patricia Jane Boyance

August 24, 2021

On Tuesday August 24,2021

Patricia J Boyance loving wife,sister, mother and nana went to her eternal home at the age of 72.

Patricia was born on February 2,1949 to the late Cornelius and Kay Sullivan. She was born in Johnstown PA. The family moved to Berkeley Heights NJ where Patricia grew up. She was a Governor Livingston graduate and married her high school sweetheart and soulmate Alan Boyance on March 6, 1971. They raised two children Stacia and Andrew Boyance.

She lived in Berkeley Heights until 1998, when the family relocated to Huddleston Virginia.

Patricia worked as a secretary in New Jersey for Berkeley Heating and Air Conditioning and in Virginia for the Lynchburg Public Library. Patricia also worked as a home party sales Associate for Tupperware both in NJ and VA.

Patricia had heart surgery and later began volunteering with the Lynchburg Mended hearts chapter, Helping others recover from heart surgeries.

Patricia was also a  dog lover. She raised and trained many dogs including two seeing eye dogs.

Patricia and Alan had a small family business selling “uncle Al’s finishing sauce” they spent their weekends at various wine and local festivals throughout the region promoting and selling their sauce.

Patricia was a loving Nana and was very active in her grandchildren’s lives.

She is survived by her sister Kathleen Sullivan of Holland MI, daughter Stacia Boyance of Forest Va, son Andrew Boyance of SC and grandchildren

Hanna, Christopher, and Michael Peart  of Forest Virginia as well as several nieces and nephews.

Patricia was a devout Catholic and follower of Christ. She often participated in the rosary club at her church.

The family will receive friends at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Resurrection Catholic Church . A funeral service for both Alan and Patricia will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta, VA with the Rev. Nixon Negparanon officiating. Burial will follow in the church’s cemetery. The family requests masks be worn during the service.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.

Condolences & Tributes

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Dearest Stacia and family: I am so very sorry for your losses. I met Pat in 5th grade - Columbia School, Berkeley Heights and we continued to be close friends through high school. Pat introduced me to Alan when they first started dating and I immediately enjoyed his humor and knew that he loved Pat so very much. Pat and Alan will always remain in my heart. Always, Mallory Macy Davidson Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted by Mallory Davidson on September 16, 2021

Stacey (Stacia) & Family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom and dad. I’m truly sorry to read of their passing. I pray that your memories of them and the deep love they had for you and your family will comfort and strengthen you all now and in the days to come. Sincerely, Amelia Smith

Posted by Amelia Smith on September 12, 2021

Stacey (Stacia) and Family, I am sadden that you have lost 2 of the most important individuals in your life. It's painful enough losing one parent, grandparent, etc... but losing both within a week in unimaginable . The heartbreak you are going through must seem unbearable. Please know that you all are truly in my prayers and my heart goes out to you all. God bless........Love you!

Posted by Gail Powers on September 2, 2021

I knew Alan from Bethel College. We were in many theatre productions there. He was a great guy and friend . I know that Pat and his family gave him many blessings. Will miss my friend. He was our historian of information about Bethel. Always kind and that big smile.

Posted by BARBARA CHIARIELLO on September 2, 2021

Hi Stacia. I am so sorry to hear you've lost your mom and now your dad. I remember your mom at various activities and she was such a sweet kind person. If I can do anything at all, please reach out. I didn't have your address. Love you and your sweet family!!

Posted by Cheryl Blankenship on September 1, 2021

Hi Stacia. I am so sorry to hear you've lost your mom and now your dad. I remember your mom at various activities and she was such a sweet kind person. If I can do anything at all, please reach out. I didn't have your address. Love you and your sweet family!!

Posted by Cheryl Blankenship on September 1, 2021

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