1926 – 2020
Putnam – Helen (Gaul) Boyll, 94, of Thurber Rd., formerly of Niagara Falls, NY passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Jack Robert Boyll who passed away in 1981. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank Leslie Gaul and Grace Augusta (Neubauer) Gaul.
Helen was a 1944 graduate of Niagara Falls High School. She worked as an operator for AT&T before proudly becoming a domestic engineer in her own home once her children were born. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and was a volunteer financial secretary for Meals on Wheels for 18 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, music, camping, volunteer work and Mah Jong. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Girl Scout Brownie Leader and was a member of the Lewiston Senior Club. She enjoyed traveling and had visited places such as Sydney, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Oahu, Yokosuka Japan, and Semarang, Indonesia.
Helen is survived by her children, Harrison Boyll of Putnam, and Jennifer Lombardo and her husband Peter of Putnam; her sister, Jean Gaul of Bradenton, FL; her brother, John Frederick Gaul and his wife Nancy of Bradenton, FL; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Goodwin of Seymour, Indiana; her grandchildren, Stephanie Anne Murray, Casey Mathew Dundon, Christopher Jack Dundon, Carlo Paul Lombardo, and Julia Anne Lombardo; her great-grandchildren, Richard Evan Murray, and Ruth Ann Murray; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, a great great niece and a great great nephew. She was predeceased by her sister, the late Joyce L. Lynch and her husband, the late Jack Lynch.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Helen’s family from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Face masks and social distancing will be required. Burial will take place at Niagara Falls Memorial Park in the spring. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.