McCracken Funeral Home

1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ


Monsignor Vincent J. Doyle

May 2, 1938July 14, 2020

Monsignor Vincent Doyle, 82, of Brick, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, NJ. Born May 2, 1938 in Jersey City, NJ Vincent was the devoted son of the late Vincent and Estelle Doyle.

Monsignor Doyle was ordained into the priesthood in Newark, NJ in May of 1965 and received his doctoral degree in Canon Law from Catholic University, Washington, DC in 1968. In 1979, he was appointed a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor. He served in residence at numerous parishes including St Thomas The Apostle Parish in Bloomfield, NJ from 1970-1986, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in North Arlington from 1986-1992 and was Pastor at Holy Spirit Parish in Union from 1992 to 2004. Monsignor Doyle served as Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Newark Tribunal for twenty-five years. Monsignor Doyle also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard for thirty-seven years obtaining the rank of Colonel before retiring in 2008.

Monsignor Doyle cherished the time he spent with his nephews and their families, was an avid boater and fisherman and enjoyed watching the New York Yankees. He will be missed by his whole family and by his beloved dog Duke.

He is predeceased by his sister Mary Jane Schaible and nephew John E. Schaible. He is survived by his nephews Vincent Schaible DMD (Karen) of Bethlehem Township, NJ, Thomas Schaible, CPA (Laura) of Oldwick, NJ, Michael Schaible of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico and Patrick Schaible (Maria)of Clinton, NJ as well as many great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit Holy Spirit Church, 971 Suburban Rd, Union, NJ 07083 on Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral services on Monday, July 20, 2020 will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Monsignor Doyle’s name to the Holy Spirit Church, 971 Suburban Rd, Union, NJ 07083 or to the Jason P. Schaible Memorial Fund, 54 Norma Road, Hampton, NJ 08827.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrakenfuneralhome.com for the Schaible Family.


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Bernadette SHERIDAN

August 2, 2020

I was a parishioner at Holy Spirit when Msgr. Doyle became pastor. I always enjoyed his sermons and warm smile for everyone. I was very sad to see when he retired but certainly could understand his wanting to enjoy the years left to him. Heaven certainly received a special angel with his passing and I'm sure he's spreading his Irish humor to everyone. God bless you and rest in peace.

LaurettaV Miuccio

July 20, 2020

I was fortunate to have worked with Msgr Doyle. I was a teacher at Holy Spirit school in Union nj and Msgr Doyle was the pastor at that time. I remember him as always smiling. He was very good to us and he appreciated our dedication to the children .Monsigneur was mild mannered and and I believe a shy man. Heaven will be a happier place to have him. May he rest in Peace.

Sal/Toni Pampinella

July 20, 2020

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Monsignor. We recall, with grateful hearts, Monsignor's kindness to us and our family during difficult times. We fondly remember our summer lunches at the Jersey Shore with Monsignor and his fellow priests. Rest In Peace, Monsignor. And, as you used to say to us, "God love you." Sal & Toni


July 20, 2020

Met the Monsignor when John passed away and several times thereafter. He was a special man and offered so much strength to the Schaible family. He will be missed.

Diane Abline

July 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Monsignor Doyle's passing. He was a friend of my husband, SGM Jim Abline. When my husband passed away my daughter got in touch with the Monsignor and he met us at the cemetery and gave the eulogy because he knew him so well and for that I am forever grateful. The Monsignor was also there when my son Timothy was in a terrible accident. I also have a fond memory of him and Father James Sharp coming to our home for dinner. May he Rest In Peace.

Sharon and John Bradley

July 19, 2020

Monsignor was a great friend and sometimes even an understanding counselor. He was a wonderful neighbor who became a beloved member of our family. Ironic that just as the Yankees come back on TV, he has left us to moan about their losses or rejoice in their successes without him. Every Christmas Eve, we will raise a glass of scotch with a splash of water to honor the memory of this loving and caring man. A life well lived...

Father Charles McDermott

July 18, 2020

It was a great honor and a pleasant and friendly experience to serve the people of Union with Msgr. Doyle as pastor of the sister parish of St. Michael the Archangel. In fact, he was the first person I called to tell him of my appointment as pastor! We always threatened to have dinner together, but somehow we never did do it. Still, we were friends who helped each other out gladly when needed. I think about how many marriages he helped over the years on the tribunal. There he was kind and truly concerned about the couples’ happiness. He earned the respect of his people through his care of them on Holy Spirit. He loved his family dearly, and enjoyed his years of retirement with them. Heaven is now his proper home where I am sure he was welcomed by many who had gone before him. I pray For him in gratitude for his help and friendship. In Christ Father Charles (Chuck) McDermott

Karen Holroyd

July 18, 2020

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Msgr. Doyle. As a former Second Grade teacher and parishioner at HSS, I remember him well. His presence and spiritual leadership will always be remembered.

robert kittredge

July 18, 2020

I remember Monsignor Doyle when i lived in Union and when he said masses at St max in Toms River . He was a saintly priest and was ;proud of his various dogs and his Irish heritage. one day in March 17th st. Patricks day he had a irish christmas tree decorated with all lights and oranments in green. When he said mass at St, maxs i always told him after mass he gave the best surmons and i truely .meant that. GOD BLESS YOU IN HEAVEN AND I WII KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS

Corazon Galano

July 17, 2020

Msgr. Doyle was my mom’s and my pastor for 16 years at Holy Spirit Church in Union, NJ. When my mom’s health started to deteriorate, Msgr. Doyle was there for her every step of the way. No matter what time of day or night, Msgr. Doyle would come to her when she needed him.
I remember one day when Msgr. Doyle came for lunch to my mom’s apartment in Schaefer Gardens. After lunch, my mom played classical music on the piano for Msgr. Doyle. It was a wonderful afternoon.
Partly because of my mom, Msgr. Doyle and I became very good friends over the 16 years that he was my pastor. I kept in touch with him even after he retired. The last time I spoke to him was last May 2, 2020, which was his birthday, Despite his illness, he knew exactly who I was and that I was no longer living in Union.
Without a doubt, I know that Msgr. Doyle went straight home to God. He was a gentle, kind and warm hearted person who will forever have a special place in my heart.