William J. “Bill” Doyle

January 30th, 2013

William “Bill” Doyle age 85, of Wilmington formerly of Everett passed peacefully on January 30, 2013 listening to his favorite Irish tune. Bill was born March 10, 1927 in Everett, MA, he was the dear son of the late Joseph and Alice (McMurrer) Doyle.  Bill led a full life with a passion for People.
He was the beloved husband of Eleanor “Ellie “Cuoco Doyle, father of William ‘Billy” Doyle of Pt Charlotte, FL and Robert “Bobby” Doyle and his wife Patty and his two cherished grandchildren..Terrance William and Jill all of Red Bank NJ, he is also survived by his sister Eleanor Hall of Malden along with many nieces and nephews all across the country. He was predeceased by his parents Joe and Alice and his brother John all of Everett.
His road was well traveled serving in the US Navy during World War II;  he returned home for a long business career working in Boston during which time he was a Grand Knight and 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus.  But in midlife his real true love came when he became the owner of Church Street  Hardware and Liquor;  known to many as the Mayor of the Square with his legendary Doyle’s Softball team.
Bill was also a very active Rotarian and past president of the Wilmington Rotary Club.  For many years bill also volunteered with the Wilmington Little league and St Thomas CCD program.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, February 2nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment with Military Honors to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, February 1st from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers please make all donations in Bill’s name to the Wilmington Rotary Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 73, Wilmington, MA 01887.


14 Entries in Guest Book for “William J. “Bill” Doyle”

  1. Ross and Gerry Hirtzel says:

    We are thinking of you Ellie, Billy and Bob and remembering Bill in out

  2. Evelyn Burke says:

    I will miss my favorite Lawrence Welk friend. We all had many good times together. Love to all of you. Evelyn Burke

  3. Sally (Gravallese) Radomski says:

    Stan and I send our deepest sympathies. I taught CCD with Bill in the mid 60’s.

  4. Barbara and Raloh Cucinelli says:

    Dear Pattie, Bob and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You must have so many wonderful moments through the years to remember him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Barbara and Ralph

  5. Larz (Fred) Neilson says:

    Always a gentleman, a really great guy. I’ll miss him. So sorry to hear the news.
    Fred Neilson

  6. Nancy & Bill McMahon says:

    Dear Ellie, Billy and Bobby,
    So very sorry to hear the news last night. Another great guy gone. I am sure Frankie will greet him on the other side! FO’G loved him and all of you. My Bill and I will miss running into your Bill–it was always a pleasure. You are great people! Thinking of all of you during this sad time. Love, Nancy & Bill McMahon

  7. Bill and Pat Mason says:

    Ellie,Billy and Bobby,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have fond memories of Bill.

    Bill and Pat

  8. Rich & AnnMarie Meyer says:

    Dear Patty, Bob & Family,

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Just remember that he will always be with you in your heart and wonderful memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    With Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Rich and AnnMarie

  9. Jack & Ann Pratt says:

    Billy and family

    Sorry to hear that your Dad has past. He was a great guy, always
    smiling. He will be missed by many. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Tino & Annie Calabrese says:

    Dear Mrs. Doyle (Ellie), Billy and Bobby,

    Tino & Annie as well as the Calabrese Family send their Deepest Sympathy,
    Some people come into our lives and go quickly. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. Bill will always be remembered.

  11. Kevin Brander says:

    I had the pleasure of playing for Bill Doyle’s team during the golden era of softball. Golden is a good way to describe Bill. Anytime I ran into Bill he was full of life and joy, and he was just a great person. Years passed, but Bill never changed. We won’t forget him.

  12. Tom Webber says:

    To the Doyle Family,

    From all of us at the Webber Family, we are so sorry for your loss. So many childhood memories of Mr. Doyle….the neighborhood lost an Angel today…he will surely be missed, he was truly one of Wilmington’s finest…

  13. sandy says:

    a great man in everett as well as wilmington. we helped his father deliver liquor at his father’s store in everett. he worked for a printing company that helped the cuoco’s obtain jobs working in their homes in wilmington, along with richard joy. hot head when he played cards on kelly hill. loved by everyone, but had a temper. he was like a mini-mayor to wilmington.
    married into an italian family on kelly hill, which caused some clashing, but it all worked out. sandy

  14. Tom Gates says:

    Im sorry for the familys loss.Mr Doyle was a great man to me in my earylier years..He will be missed..

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