Boyd M. Freeborough


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-laws, John and Eleanor Vallino.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, Feb. 19th from 3-6 pm 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 8:30 am 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 suggests 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.