Served in Naval Reserves during Vietnam War; was passionate about golf

WAKEFIELD — Stephen Edward Doyle, 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 11, 2022.

Born and raised in Wakefield, he was the son of Francis W. and Catherine A. (Dugan) Doyle.

Steve attended Don Bosco Technical School in Boston. He served in the Naval Reserves during the Vietnam War, and married Gail Davidson of Braintree in 1959. They remained in Wakefield, where they raised their four children. Steve took an early retirement from Xerox after a 30-year career and enjoyed spending time caring for his grandchildren.

An avid sports fan, Steve’s greatest passion was golf. He was an active and celebrated member of Bear Hill Golf Club, where he caddied as a boy.

Stephen Doyle is survived by his wife Gail Doyle, and their children, Kathleen Jodrey and her late husband Arthur Jodrey, James Doyle and his wife Margaret Doyle, Karen Howse and her partner John Mocik, and David Doyle and his wife Christine Doyle. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Frank Doyle and his sister Martha Cave and was predeceased by his sisters Marie Doyle, Ann Micalizzi and Catherine Grandpre.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., in Wakefield followed by interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.