Published in the September 30, 2016 edition.

PALM COAST, Fla. — Eugene Mathias Joly, M.D., 88, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Wakefield, died Sept. 11 at the Stewart Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, Fla.

Born in Manville, R.I. on Dec. 30, 1927, he was the son of the late Eugene N. and Helen E. (Thibault) Joly. He was the brother of Jeannette E. Strunz of Florida (deceased) and Paul J. Joly (deceased) and wife Gabrielle of California.

Eugene was a graduate of Providence College, Class of 1951, and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Class of 1955. He was an orthopaedic surgeon for more than 30 years, first in the U.S. Navy and then in private practice in Lynn. Eugene retired from the U.S. Navy in 1965 as LT CDR MC. He was a proud member of the USS General W.A. Mann Association and enjoyed attending numerous reunions.

He was a member of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club, was an avid golfer and loved handicapping thoroughbred horses.

Eugene was the beloved husband of Patricia (Muller) Kelley-Joly. He was the loving father of Eugene J. Joly and wife Siri of California, J. Michael Joly, M.D. of Maryland and late wife Marianne, Jeanette M. Narbonne and husband Peter H. of California, James M. Joly and wife Debra of Wakefield, Virginia A. Simeone and husband Richard J. of Reading, Celia E. Barselou and husband Michael of Haverhill, Rose Marie Joly of New Hampshire, Mary-Ellen Dixon and husband Joseph of Ipswich. Step-father of Scott P. Kelley and wife Tara of Colorado. Grandfather of Anneliese Wyler; Helena Gardner; Eugene L., Joanna, Juliet, Janine and Jeannette Joly; Suzanne, Peter L. and Jennifer Narbonne; Angela DeFrancesco; Renée Dorney; Michael R. and Natalie Joly; Richard R. and Jeanna Simeone; Jacqueline Cusack; Stephen Louks; Eli and Evelyn Duggan; Abigail and Ethan Dixon; and the late James M. Joly. Step-grandfather of “PJ” and Brendan Kelley. He is also survived by his nine great-grandchildren, aunt Théresè Gamache of Rhode Island and nephew Bernie Desrosiers and wife Anne of Florida and other nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10 a.m.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Private interment, St. James Cemetery, Manville, R.I.