Joseph Noel Doyle

December 25, 1916July 22, 2014
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Joseph Noel “Noel” Doyle, 97, a Norwood resident since 1952, passed away peacefully at his home on July 22nd. Born in Woonsocket, RI on December 25, 1916, he graduated from Providence College in 1939. He served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. While serving, he met his wife who served in the Navy Nurse Corps. He was active in all the sports and activities in which his 7 children participated. In the late 1950’s he was one of the founding father s of Norwood Pee Wee Hockey. He attended his sons’ countless high school and college hockey games and golf matches. Being a great baseball player himself, he was an avid Red Sox fan. After retiring, he took up golf and spent many happy hours on the links through the age of 92. He was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood. Noel was the beloved husband of the late Mabel Lorraine (Broussard) Doyle; the loving father of Noel Doyle and his wife, Penny of CA, Diane and her husband John Skilling of Moultonborough, NH, Allen Doyle and his wife, Kate of GA, Denise Doyle of Meredith, NH, James Doyle and his wife, Jeanne, with whom he lived in Norwood, Joanne and her husband, James Joy, and Karen and her husband, Bernard Robinson, all of Meredith; the dear brother of his 101 year old sister, Mary Clare Doyle of Meredith; the cherished “Poppy” of 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26, at 9:00 AM at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., NORWOOD followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood . Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 25, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Noel’s memory to Steward Home Care Hospice, 30 Perwal St., Westwood, MA 02090. Arrangements under the direction of Gillooly Funeral Home, Norwood, MA.


  • Visiting Hours Friday, July 25, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 26, 2014
  • Interment Saturday, July 26, 2014

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August 4, 2014

Hi Joanne and all the Doyles,
So sorry to hear of Mr. Doyle's passing. I have so many memories of him, skating on the ponds and hockey. He and my Dad were just good pals. I remember Noel around the house when Joanne and I would be hanging out there.
Just wanted to send my regards and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Anne Clifford Whitaker, Chelmsford, MA.

July 31, 2014


I remember your dad from NU hockey games. He was so proud of you and I am certain his pride only grew as your success grew and grew.

Terri and I send our condolences.


Dale "Dusty" Brooks
NU '71

July 26, 2014

Al, I will always remember talking with your Dad during home games,that he attended,back during our NU years. My thoughts are with you and Kate.

July 26, 2014

To the Doyle Family, We are truly sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Marc & Jen Gaudette

July 26, 2014

I was fortunate to have a great conversation with this wonderful man at the Allen Doyle golf tournament. What a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you Allen during this very difficult time. Ray Schwarz

July 26, 2014

Dear Doyle Famiy,
Please now how sorry we are to learn of your father's passing. He was always at St Catherine"s and often visited your Mother's grave at Highland cemetery. He was always a very gentle and friendly man with a warm smile and a friendly handshake. He will be missed in the neighborhood. fondly the Griffin family

July 26, 2014

Sorry for your loss, I met Mr. Doyle once and was very impressed with him. Sean Regan NU 71


July 25, 2014

To the Doyle Family, we are sorry for your loss

Ted & Carol Gaudette

Joseph Fucci

July 25, 2014

We are so sorry about the passing of your father. How fortunate to have had him for so long. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Kate and your family.

July 25, 2014

To the DOYLE FAMILY Sorry for your LOSS.

Ted and Carol Gaudette