Mable E. Boyer

Mable E. (Tate) Boyer 66, of Jenckes Street Johnston passed away peacefully on March 16th at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island surrounded by her loving family and beloved dog Crackers. She was the wife of the late Gilbert M. Boyer. She was a long term resident of Cumberland Rhode Island spending winters in Vero Beach, Florida. She was a devout Catholic, and was a parishioner of St. Aidans in Cumberland. She worked for many years for VNS Services in Pawtucket before retiring in 2000. She leaves her son Eron F. Reagan II, his wife Kimberly and two grandsons Nicholas and Nathaniel at home. She also leaves sons Robert Boyer of Maryland, Mark Boyer of New York, and daughters Joanne Boyer of Pawtucket and Karen Wagner of Cumberland. Born on Feburary 28th, 1947 Mable belonged to a large Irish Catholic family, being one of 11 siblings born to Mr. Elmer Tate 92, of Warwick RI, and the late Catherine (Kelly) Tate. She is also survived by her sisters Francis Sinkler of Charlestown, Joanne King of Cranston, Laurene Tate of West Warwick, Robin Roberge of Cranston, and Priscilla Reitz of Warwick, and brothers Warren Tate of West Warwick, John Tate of Warwick, and Elmer Tate of CA. She was also sister of the late Catherine Taylor, and Howard Tate. From this family she also leaves several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also a wonderful grandmother and enjoyed spending time with each and every grandchild. She had nine over the years including Nicholas and Nathaniel Reagan, Megan and Taylor Wagner, Pam and Rene Boyer, Laura Astyzek, Tina Ndiaye, and the late Melissa Perry. She also leaves 10 great grandchildren. They all were a very important part of her life. Being a native Rhode Islander, Mae grew up spending time with her family vacationing in Buttonwoods, playing on the beach with her brothers, sisters and cousins. She continued her love of the ocean when she met the love of her life Gilbert, a Navy veteran, in 1980. They would spend time at Beavertail and visit Martha’s Vinyard with her in laws. She also enjoyed large family gatherings at her sister’s house in Charleston and her daughter’s house in Cumberland. When she was surrounded by her family, she was at her happiest and "the more the merrier". When she retired she and her husband spent their winters in Florida where they had many friends and enjoyed playing golf. She was also a good mother. She was a single mother who raised her son, Eron until he was 14. He has fond memories of his mother, and the happy childhood he had. When she married Gilbert, she lovingly accepted his four children as her own raising them and enfolding them into her life. She was an amazing woman who was kindhearted, thoughtful, and loved with all her heart. She had an effervescent personality and was known to be a bit chatty but that was a family trait. She made friends with everyone she met and everyone loved her. She was a good sister to all of her family, always there when anyone needed her weather it was a hug or a place to stay. She loved animals and had several cats and dogs over the years. Once she retired, she became the mommy of Crackers whom she leaves behind in the loving care of her family. He was a lucky dog to have her, and he made her life easier in her difficult times in her life. She loved that little dog! She loved music and enjoyed going to fairs and festivals. She loved country music and she and her husband would go dancing as much as they could. She loved to cook but was never very good at it, which she always admitted to. She loved to garden and would often share tips with her daughter in law. The last few summers she spent in Rhode Island, you would often find her in the large vegetable garden pulling weeds and helping harvest. She loved wieners, coffee milk, wine, and maple walnut ice cream. She just loved… She will be missed terribly by her family and all who knew her. But her memories will go on in our hearts. Her suffering is over now. We must grieve for her. It is necessary. But, know that she wouldn’t want you to do it for long, for she is no longer sad. She is reunited with all the loved ones that she has lost and now it is their time for a big family party. That is when she is at her happiest. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday March 20th at 10:00am in St Aiden's Church 1460 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Humane Society or Make a Wish Foundation.

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Gail - 03/18/2013

My dad is waiting for you so you can chat his ear off !! You are missed. My sympathy to all the family. With love, Gail

Allison - 03/18/2013

Love you and miss you deeply. You are always in my heart. Say hello to the famliy up there. Love and miss them all too. I will see you when my time comes. Xoxo

Deb & Rick Johnson - 03/18/2013

To the Boyer & Wagner Family, So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. Mae was a very sweet lady.Love ya Deb & Rick Johnson

Karen & Family - 03/18/2013

So sorry I should have addressed the the first message differently. You know me anything laugh.Love ya very much Deb & Rick

James Rainey - 03/18/2013

Mae you were a great friend and sister in law. Wish you great journey to be one of the angels with you Cathy and your Mom. great days are ahead, if you run into my Mom give her my love.

MISSY - 03/18/2013


Christina Rix - 03/18/2013

My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of this beautiful woman. I pray the Lord gives you peace and strength during your time of grief. God bless †

Robin Boyer & Family - 03/18/2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was an amazing woman and will be missed. She was so proud of her family and always had great stories and pictures to share! Love Robin

Alfred & Connie Savoie - 03/18/2013

Love You and miss you.Mae you were a great friend.

Wilfred & Jean Savoie - 03/18/2013

Our deepest go out to the family.

Erik Merksamer - 03/19/2013

Aunt Mae always and consistently loved her extended family just as close as her own kids. I can still hear her playing piano with me. God was gracious to let me be loved by her, and I will miss seeing her bright smile at every family event.

Herb & Mary Connor - 03/19/2013

Ron, Kim, Nick & Nathaniel
Please know that we are sending thoughts and prayers to you in this time of need. It's is always difficult to let go, even though it can be for the best. Much love!!

Mary Faria - 03/20/2013

To all the family of Mae, I'm sorry for your loss. Mae was a wonderful and fun loving gal, she will be missed.

Nancy Sales - 03/21/2013

Karen and Family, My condolences are with you at this most difficult time...

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