Freda E. Doyle

June 28, 1925April 15, 2019

Freda E. (Minasian) Doyle, age 93, of Warren, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late James W. Doyle.

Born in Ramsey, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Charles and Victoria (Bozian) Minasian, she spent her youth in New Jersey before moving to Warren, Rhode Island. She graduated from Ramsey, NJ High School and received her associate’s degree in Accounting from Bryant College.

Mrs. Doyle worked as the Continuing Education Registrar at Framingham State University for twenty years before her retirement in 1989.

Freda was very involved in St Mark’s Episcopal Church running the thrift store for several years before the church closed. She was a passionate reader and loved George Haile Library and volunteered with the Literacy Volunteers of East Bay.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy V. Freeman and her husband Brian of Warren, RI; four sons, Dr. James Wendell Doyle and his wife Gayleen of Albany, NY, Jeffrey C. Doyle and his wife Barbara of Hartford, CT; Stewart R. Doyle of Warren, RI, Jason E. Doyle and his wife Maureen of Warren, RI; one sister, Alice Cullen of Warren, RI; seven grandchildren, Cassandra Affonso, Rachel Magers, Adrienne, Jonathan, Victoria, Jaquelyn and Audrey Doyle and two great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Cameron Minior.

Her Funeral will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00AM in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 399 Hope St., Bristol, RI. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers contributions in her honor may be made to WeShareHope.ORG or Crossroads RI . Burial to follow in Warren South Burial Ground. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Freda's memory may be made to, Rhode Island Blood Center, 405 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908. For tributes or directions:


  • Rhode Island Blood Center


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Burial Monday, April 22, 2019

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Jeff Steadman

April 17, 2019

My prayers and sympathy on the loss of Freda....May her good soul Rest In Peace. I truly got to know her during my years as the chairman of the board of directors of Bristol Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen and Pantry ....she was a truly remarkable always knew where you stood with Freda...but what a passion for service she worked hard and truly cared for those we were helping and people were always the most important!!! We certainly need more Freda’s in society to make the world a better place....a great example to all. May her strong faith be a true consolation at this time to her family. Hang in there.

Karen Santolupo

April 16, 2019

Freda was an active volunteer at the Bristol Good Neighbor's Soup Kitchen. I met her there before knowing she was a communicant of St. Michael's. We continued to see each other on Sundays. I really enjoyed her company and enthusiasm for helping others. Nancy and Rachael, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

David Elmasian

April 16, 2019

Freda was a very special woman in so many ways. She cared deeply for all the people in her life and always had a "can do" attitude and zest for life. My mother, Diane Elmasian and Freda were very close and when my mom lived out in California, Freda would visit frequently and the two of them would drive all over the state - very Thelma and Louse like. We will miss her and would like to express our deepest condolences to her family.

Laurie Irish

April 16, 2019

To the Doyle FAMILY.
My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Your was our mom. We all knew she was keeping us safe under her wing. Even if she wasn't in the room. We all knew she just an ear shout away. She was a living caring mom. I always felt tremendous trust with her. She was a very hip lady and never passed judgment towards anyone. The boy's showed great RESPECT for miss Doyle. By the way I in all my years hanging with you all, did not know her first name. Freda beautiful. Wendell, Jeff, Stuart, Jason and her Jewel.. Ms. Nancy. Know this while your will go on high. Her spirit for family Love will continue on with all of US. I write for Us all.