Joseph R. Doyle 05/10/2020

Posted by on May 16, 2020 in Obituaries | 4 comments

Joseph R. Doyle, of Weymouth, loving husband of Lee (Fitzgerald) Doyle, was happily reunited with his Creator, family, and friends in heavenly peace on
May 9, 2020. He was a loving inspiration to all who knew him for his remarkable 92 years. Joe was a humble man, but to us he was a great man, terrific husband, loving father, devoted Papa, and loyal friend.

He was an active and respected member of Sacred Heart Parish in Weymouth for 64 years. Joe and Lee were each honored by the Archdiocese in 2018 with the Cheverus Medal as an acknowledgement of their strong devotion to the Catholic faith. It is a faith he instilled in his family as the foundation of a spiritually rewarding life.

Joe was born in South Boston and cherished his time there before leaving to raise his growing family in Weymouth. He kept his many Southie friendships his entire life, especially with his close friend George Keegan.

He was a proud graduate of Boston College High School Class of 1945, and after serving in the Navy, he graduated from Boston College in 1952. It was at BC that he and Lee developed lifelong friendships with the wonderful people his family knows as BC Club. Their relationships are a perfect expression of friendship, support, and love.

Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and friends while watching and playing golf, traveling, eating pistachio ice cream, reading a good book and participating in spirited conversation – all with a smile on his face.

His joyful spirit is kept alive through his bride of 67 years, Lee (Fitzgerald) Doyle and their children Mary and John Keohane of Abington, Kathleen and Stephen Puleo of South Weymouth, Tim and Lisa Doyle of Brewster, Pat Doyle and Tom of Weymouth, Joe and Janet Doyle of Pembroke, Michael and Marybeth Doyle of Norwood, Jane and Nate Roach of Dorchester, Nancy and Mark Logan of Westfield, Megan and Tim Forti of Whitman, Elizabeth Pflaumer of Kingston, Maureen Doyle of Weymouth, Christopher Doyle of Dorchester, and Daniel Doyle of Weymouth. He is the perfect Papa to Alicia, Rebecca, and Elizabeth Keohane, Jackson Keohane and his fiancee Morgan; Christopher, Aodhan, and Seamus Doyle; Brittany Doyle and her fiancee Kelley, Brian and Kathleen (Lipinski) Doyle; William and Emma Doyle; Rachel Brevich and her fiance Nick, Ariana and Cornelius King, Aija Roach and her fiance Juavahr Nathan; Sarah and MarcAnthony Parrino, Katie Rose Logan and Bret Marlowe, Megan Logan; Timothy Forti; Declan, Logan, Brady and Parker Pflaumer; Shealin and John Allen; Isabella, Madeline and Veronica Doyle. He is also Papa to his great grandchildren Romeo Keohane Disla; Victoria, Johnny, and Baby (11/2020) Allen; and Carter and Colbi King. Joe’s favorite word was JOY (Jesus, Others, You) and he lived this philosophy his whole life by being an influential father figure, opening his home and his heart to countless of his children’s friends and classmates who became like his own.

Joe was predeceased by his parents Norman and Dolly (Gallagher) Doyle, his siblings Mary, Margaret and Joe Lucas, Helen, Agnes and Larry Hurley, Frank and Marilyn Wellock, and many Clancy, Glancy, and Gallagher cousins.

Joe will be lovingly remembered by his sisters-in-law Jenna Fitzgerald, Cathy Fitzgerald and Nancy Hurley, as well as his many nieces and nephews and their families.

We will delight in a gathering of faith, love, and laughter in celebration of Joe’s life when we can all be together.

The Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, Weymouth is assisting the Doyle family with arrangements.

In honor of Joe, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church,
75 Commercial Street, Weymouth, MA 02188, or Boston College High School,
150 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA 02125


  1. 5-17-2020

    It’s been a long time but I wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences for the loss of man I remember as being nice to me when I was a kid. I remember Mr Doyle and his wife driving me either to or from Joe’s and my hockey games back in the 8O’s. Always greeted me with a smile or with a compliment. Thank you, Mr. Doyle. I can see that infectious smile as I write this.
    May God’s smile light Mr Doyle’s path home and His love, peace and grace keep him forever. Rest In Peace Mr Doyle

  2. 5-18-2020

    Joe truly was a Catholic gentleman and certainly set a lasting example of how to conduct your life. His marriage with Lee was exemplary and I feel blessed to have known Joe and his loving family. Rest in peace, Joseph. You have kept the Faith.

  3. 5-20-2020

    Dear Lee and family,
    I am so sorry for your great loss of Joe. He was a man of faith and joy and his life, so well lived, was a reflection of these intangible qualities. When I think of Joe, I remember his infectious smile and positive attitude. Lee, I always loved seeing you and Joe together at our church functions. Together you reflected a loving Christian couple. May our Lord’s peace and grace comfort you in the days to come.

  4. 5-20-2020

    Rest In Peace, Mr. Doyle, with the knowledge of a life so very well lived.
    James Archdeacon

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