Fundraiser held for children of mother who died unexpectedly in Concord last week

Monitor staff
Published: 12/21/2020 4:31:08 PM

The Concord school community is coming together to support four siblings following the death of their mother last week.

The Concord High School class of 2021 is asking for donations this week to help the children of Evelyne Boley, who died unexpectedly Friday. The fundraiser was started on GoFundMe by family friends to help raise money to pay for funeral and memorial expenses, and to support Boley’s four children, 20-year-old Junior, 17-year-old Patience, 12-year-old Alana and 5-year-old Lucie.

“Anybody who knew her knows that she was a great mother and father figure for her children, as well as a great daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many,” organizers Rabina Rai and Aaliyah Mercado wrote on the GoFundMe page. “We want to honor Evelyne in the best way possible because it is what she deserves, and we want her children to have financial support in this troubled time.”

Superintendent Kathleen Murphy sent an email to the school community Monday afternoon, extending her sympathies on behalf of the school district, and wrote that Concord schools are “ready and positioned” to support the children during this time, and provide any needed services.

“Our entire staff is shaken and saddened by the recent news,” Murphy wrote. “In this season of caring and love, our school community will be ready to assist in any way. The Boley children have been students in our district for many years, and their loss has affected us all.”

The GoFundMe page was started on Saturday, and by Monday afternoon it had raised over $44,000 toward its $50,000 goal.

On Friday, Boley, 40, was found dead in her car at Above All Collision, a towing and recovery company on Chenell Drive.

Boley was last seen shoveling snow from around her car at her home on Jennings Drive at 9 a.m., and was reported missing by a family member later in the day. The family made phone calls to friends trying to locate her before calling the police around 7 p.m., according to Concord Police Deputy Chief John Thomas.

Around 3:00 p.m., Boley’s car was towed from Jennings Drive by Above All Collision, which also towed several other cars on the private street in order to make room for the snow plow. Concord Police traced Boley’s cell phone, which was still on, Thomas said. Police arrived at Above All Collision at 45 Chenell Dr. around 9 p.m., where they located Boley’s body in the back seat of her car.

Thomas said police believe Boley was in back seat of the vehicle when it was towed to the location.

Medical examiners found no signs of suspicious injuries. An autopsy was conducted Saturday morning, and police are still waiting on the results. The case is still open.

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