Angela Boyle ’53 Award for Service
The Angela Boyle ’53 Award for Service is presented to an alumna who demonstrates service to the community and who fully represents the Ursuline spirit. Given annually during the spring Alumnae Weekend luncheon, this award is one of the event’s highlights that is not only shared with the classmates of the recipient but family and friends alike. Angela Boyle’s history with Ursuline dates back to her graduation from the school in 1953. Post-graduation, Angela was a beloved English teacher at Ursuline for many years before becoming the Assistant Principal. Her devotion to the school continued as she was named the first lay President of Ursuline Academy. After years of continued dedication and service for Ursuline, this award was named as her legacy. Despite the distance, Angela remains active in the Ursuline sisterhood from her home in Florida.
2017 Award Recipient: Marguerite Gormley Gomes ’57
At our 2017 Reunion Weekend on April 8th, we were honored to present the Angela Boyle Award to someone who is known, not only by her classmates and peers, but also by our students and faculty: Marguerite Gormley Gomes, Class of 1957. Marguerite has remained dedicated to Ursuline and our motto of Serviam since her high school graduation. She attended the College of New Rochelle and entered Ursuline Novitiate in 1959 before taking her first vows in 1962. She completed a sixteen-year mission in Brazil as a teacher and a youth minister before marrying Hevandro “Andy” Gomes and returning to Ursuline in Wilmington, Delaware to teach religion in our Upper School for 10 years. Since then she has been a Parish Director of Religious Education, a member of the Global Solidarity Committee in the diocese of Wilmington, and a coordinator for “Called for Excellence,” a Diocesan Evaluation program for parish religious education programs. Marguerite has also been a member of the local group of Ursuline Lay Associates since 1991. She remains a volunteer at St. Matthew’s Parish, continues to substitute teach in our upper school, and serves annually as a leader for our Senior Kairos Retreat. She enjoys bowling and Irish dance, and is an advocate for the Guatemalan community in Wilmington.