ORCHARD PARK: Rita A. Boyland, 82, of Countryside Lane, Orchard Park, NY, formerly of Forestville, died Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 at Autumn View Health Care Facility, Hamburg, following a short illness. She was born in the Town of Hanover on February 10, 1940, the daughter of the late Alexander and Florence (Daminski) Ruszaj.
Rita was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1957. She worked as a Branch Manager for the former Evans National Bank Forestville, for over 20 years. Rita was previously a Teller for the former Silver Creek National Bank and worked as a Bookkeeper for the former Lake Shore Hospital in Irving. She enjoyed reading and spending time with family & friends.
Survivors include three sons Mark Boyland, of West Seneca; David Boyland, of McGraw, NY; James (Julie) Boyland, of Powder Springs, GA; and a brother, John (Janet) Ruszaj, of Blasdell. Also surviving are six grandchildren; Anna (Timothy) Riston, Mark A. Boyland, Monika Boyland, Alex (Emily) Boyland, Aaron Boyland & Allie Boyland, five great grandchildren; Paislee, Luna, Isabella, Delainee, and Nathaniel, special friends Mary Bethel, Kathleen Rutan, Pat & Mark Jackson, Krystyna Dobosz and her “partner in crime” Donna Gasper. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Robert Boyland, who died March 16, 2011 and by a sister Constance T. Laurie, who died September 4, 1985.
Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning, February 4th at 10 o’clock with Rev. Michael Pollock, pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Gage Chapel Community Church, %Connie Piccolo, Treas., 1 Burgess Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136.
To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.
Sending heartfelt condolences to my cousins Mark, David, and Jim and their families during this most difficult time. Your mom was a very special person and will be missed. Rest In Peace Aunt Rita. Love, Kim
Thank you very much for your condolences; it means a lot. I’m happy you were able to see mom on the morning of January 24.
Mark, David, and Jimmy…I was your babysitter one summer when you were just toddlers. I had known your parents since they were first married and lived in a rental on Creek Rd. near our farm. As a teenager I remembered thinking how romantic and wonderful it was to witness just how much your dad loved your mom. Looking in from the outside, you were so fortunate to have parents that loved each other like they loved you. Rita was always friendly as she showed that wonderful warm sincere smile….if there ever was someone who belonged in customer service it was Rita! My deepest condolences to your family.
Thank you very much for the kind words, Linda. I remember you very well, as well as your family from the younger days.