M. Joanne Doyle
M. Joanne Doyle, 81, of Maple Street,Essex, died
Friday, June 19, 2020, peacefully in her home with family by her side
following an extended illness. She was the devoted wife of the late
Eldredge “Brud” Doyle Jr. of Essex.
Born in Beverly on July 19, 1938, she was the
daughter of the late Edwin and Evangeline Perkins. A lifelong resident of
Essex, Joanne attended the Rupert Choate School and later was a graduate
of Gloucester High School, Class of 1956. Joanne was very proud of her
hometown and its rich ship building history that was also a very big part
of her own family’s history.
Joanne’s vocation was a mother and homemaker. Her
life was devoted to caring for her family. When her children were young,
she was an active volunteer in the Catholic Church, PTA, the Essex
Elementary Library and the Girl Scouts. As her children grew, she was ever
present at their school and sports events. She greatly enjoyed time with
her family and her many dear friends, who were like family. She loved the
holidays and the many family occasions that were often celebrated in her
home or by her pool. She cherished her time with her grandchildren and
greatly enjoyed attending their many activities in school and sports.
Joanne loved to travel with friends and family.
Taking after her mother, the list of places she’s visited around the globe
is long and impressive. She travelled extensively with her late husband
including cruises in the Caribbean and other trips throughout the United
States. She traveled multiple times to Europe visiting countries such as
Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain and
Morocco. She took trips to Russia and Greece with her mother and later in
life she travelled to Italy and an extensive Eastern European cruise with
her daughter Laura.
Joanne was an avid golfer who enjoyed her time on
the golf course with friends. She also truly enjoyed weekly lunches and
dinners with her dear friends.
Joanne is survived by four
children, her three daughters, Laura Doyle of Essex, Diane Barrett and her
husband Mark of Rowley, Brenda Campbell and her husband Chris of Hamilton,
son Brian Doyle and his wife Kellie of Littleton. Joanne loved very dearly
her thirteen grandchildren, Erin, Colleen, Cameron and Brandon Barrett,
Cailin, James, Lindsay, Eileen, Alison and Sarah Campbell, Thomas, Aiden
and Audrey Doyle. She is also survived by her brother Edwin C. Perkins and
sister in-law Joyce of Essex.
A graveside service with masks and social
distancing for family and friends will be held graveside at 11 AM on
Thursday, June 25 in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Arrangements are
under the care of Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to
The Friends of the TOHP Burnham
Library, 30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929.
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