William F. Doyle, Jr. print


William F. Doyle, Jr.
April 10, 1931
May 27, 2016


    RAYMOND - William F. Doyle Jr., 85 of Raymond, ME passed away May 27th, 2016 at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris, ME surrounded by his loving family. They spent his last day with him, sharing tales of adventures with Billy.
    Bill was born on April 10th, 1931 to William F. Doyle Sr. and Margaret E. Doyle (Gavett) of South Portland, Maine.  He was their only child.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 plus years, E. Louise Doyle (Fries), and a large and appreciative family.  He left behind sons Paul Doyle of Raymond, ME, MarkDoyle and wife Betsy of Lyman, ME,  his daughter Penny and her husband Chuck Thompson of Raymond, his daughter Karen and her husband Jeff Bartholomay, also of Raymond.  He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Josh, Matt, and Brian Thompson; Andy, Scott, and Chris Doyle, Kate Dillon and Adam Bartholomay; Patrick , Erin and Benjamin Doyle, as well as 9 great grandchildren.  
     Bill spent most of his life serving others.  He spent 26 total years in service to his country, including stints in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Army Reserves. While he spent much time at sea and was a square knot sailor, he always wanted to get home to be with his family.   He retired from the Coast Guard as Chief Warrant Officer III in 1974.  Once retired, he continued to serve his community of Raymond, Maine as an ambulance attendant, member of the fire police, member of the lions club (once winning Lion of the Year) and an active member of the Raymond Village Community Church.  He also worked in maintenance at the Osteopathic Hospital in Portland. Perhaps most significantly, he served his family.  Bill was a warm and loving father.  Later he served as grandfather, a role in which he excelled.  Billy was a fishing guide for young people, spending countless hours detangling tackle.  He was a wheelbarrow ride chauffer, provider of too much ice cream, golf etiquette instructor, and player of games.  He was not graceful in victory or defeat, but was always eager to play.  He was a good friend and companion, and taught us how a man should treat children.
    Instead of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main Street, Raymond, ME 04071 or to the Maine Veterans Home, 477 High Street, South Paris, ME 04281. Both of these places provided him with loving support. The family would also like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional care that Bill received while at the Maine Veterans home where he was treated like family.
    A memorial service will be held 11am, Tues. June 7, 2016 at Hall Funeral Home 165 Quaker Ridge Rd. Casco, ME.


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