Boyd M. Freeborough

Born: Mon., Nov. 28, 1955
Died: Sun., Feb. 14, 2021


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 19, 2021
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Mass of Christian Burial

8:30 AM Sat., Feb. 20, 2021
Location: Holy Reedemer Roman Catholic Church

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Boyd M. Freeborough, 65, of Sugar Grove, Pa, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, unexpectedly, at his home.

He was born on November 28, 1955 in Warren, Pa, a son to the late Norris and Evelyn (Marsh) Freeborough. After graduating from Youngsville High School in 1973, Boyd received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and was involved in the ROTC Navy program through Penn State. He then went on to serve our country in the US Navy, retiring after 22 years. Boyd was currently working as the Quality Assurance Supervisor for the WCSD for the past 19 years. He was a member of the Youngsville American Legion Post 658 and the Sugar Grove AMVETS Post 50 as well as a member and past president of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). Boyd was the secretary for the Youngsville Bowling League and also the Maplehurst Golf League. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Sabers fan, enjoyed spending time with his loving and loyal fur babies and golfing with his friends, especially for charities. Boyd was really good at fixing and building things and would always lend a hand when someone needed help. Boyd was an excellent cook. He was loved by all from across the states and around the world. He was a loving husband and soulmate to his wife, Rita, and will be forever missed.

Boyd is survived by his loving wife, Rita (Vallino) Freeborough, whom he married on June 12, 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pa; his siblings, Diana (Dan) Richer of Blue Bell, Pa, Donna and Dr. Tom Putnam of Kennedy, NY and Brian Freeborough and his husband, Larry Buzeyn, of Pittsfield, Pa, a sister-in-law, Dr. Linda Vallino Napoli and her husband Dr. Joseph Napoli, nephews, a Goddaughter and great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Boyd was preceded in death by his in-law’s, John and Eleanor Vallino.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, Feb. 19th from 3-6pm at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St., Youngsville, Pa 16371. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20th at 8:30am at the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, Pa 16365, with the Father Rev. Stephen Schreiber, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery, in Pittsburgh, and will be private to the family.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Paws for Life, Inc., PO Box 407, Chesapeake City, MD 21915 or to The MacArthur Club, Hometown Heroes Banner Project, 1374 Mead Run Road, Youngsville, Pa 16371.

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Timothy Sandberg
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
You have my and Marlene's deepest sympathy. Boyd was truly one of the good guys in this
crazy world. Some of my fondest memories of Boyd are from our senior year as roommates
at Penn State. We Are.....Penn State.

Ed & Holly Benedict
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
There is not enough space on this page to cover my thoughts and memories of Boyd . My heart is broken for you Rita. I simply express my emotions and memories of Boyd as “My Friend”. Ed Benedict

Gloria Greene
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021 sincerest sympathy to you and all of Boyd’s family. Although I will not be in Pennsylvania, I will be with you spiritually for Boyd’s Mass on Saturday at Holy Redeemer.
My thoughts are with you my dear friend. May you find peace in Gods divine mercy especially during this season of Lent.

Don and Shelley Stec
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
Rita. We are so sorry to hear the news. He was a great guy and always so happy he will be missed.

Bob Carlett
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
A great guys heart has stopped beating, but a heart that has touched so many lives can’t help but live on in those that were fortunate enough to know him. R.I.P. Boyd. My condolences to the family.

Andrew Pollard
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
One great, gentleman. May he Rest In Peace and rise in glory.

Bob huggan
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
I Am deeply saddened by hearing of his passing. I got to know Boyd 40 Years ago by serving with him and working for him while stationed on the USS BAGLEY FF-1069 in San Diego . He was our “B” division officer and gained our respect
by being honest and real and willing to take off his shirt and work right along with you to get job done. I always thought I would see him again and talk about the 1980 West-Pac we made together
( an we will some day )
BT-2 Huggy

Jeanne Timmons
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
I was so sad to hear of Boyd's passing. Please know we loved working with him, and send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jeanne and the rest of the team at Creative Learning Systems here in Colorado

Mary Sullivan
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss, Rita. I never got to meet Boyd, but having met you as a Eucharistic Minister at our church, I know he must have been a good man. I'll pray for your peace and hope to see you again at church.

Barbara Wendel
   Posted Wed February 17, 2021
Rita, I am so sorry for your loss. Take care and may god be with you.

Susan Andracki (Kowalski)
   Posted Wed February 17, 2021
I wish to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Boyd was a super person and a great bowler. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Boyd is in a better place and watching over you always.

Wanda Smith
   Posted Wed February 17, 2021
I was saddened to hear of Boyd's passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.

Fran & Dan kenney
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
Dear Rita, Dan & I are so saddened by the loss of Boyd. He was a "fun guy." Always smiling, happy go lucky, and had something witty to say. Such a terrible shock. I pray for the day that you'll be able to replace your sadness with joy and precious memories of yours and Boyd's life together. May each day lessen the hurt in your heart and lessen your tears. You are such a wonderful person and know that you are loved and many share in your grief and sorrow. Take care and may Boyd rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

Margherita Scafile
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
Dear Rita, we are so sad hearing Boyd passed away and we are closed to you even if only virtually in such hard times for you and your family. Boyd was a kind hearted, generous man and will be missed by many.
But all the good he did remains like a bright light....a star always shining in your life.
R.I.P. Boyd.

Frances Frey
   Posted Tue February 23, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May you feel God's presence at this time.
Love Fran Frey

Randy Chapman
   Posted Tue February 23, 2021
So sorry to hear of Boyd's passing. I worked for him many times at the Warren school district mostly repairing boilers and heating equipment. He was always smiling, even when we had to give him bad news on a repair/diagnosis. I remember many fun conversations with Boyd, I will miss those. Boyd was a customer I always looked forward to seeing. May he rest in peace.

Tod Harlan
   Posted Sat February 27, 2021
Rita & family, my heart aches for your loss. Boyd was such an awesome human being and a great friend. We drifted in & out of touch over the years.
The memories & times that we shared are still vivid. Playing football, tennis matches, working at the Youngsville Cemetery,our road bike trip. Boyd was a Great friend. Our Lord & God above must have needed a Good Engineer right away, to have called him home so soon. Boyd, rest well my friend till we all meet you again. Rita, God Bless you. Our Lord God has you in the palm of his hand.

Tod Harlan

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