Thomas E. Doyle, 73, of North Fort Myers, FL, formerly of North Haven, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann Rafferty Doyle. Born in Pittston, PA on January 24th, 1939; son of the late John and Iris Spencer Doyle. Tom was a graduate of Notre Dame High School where he played on their 1954 State Championship Football Team; he served in the U.S. Navy; was a graduate of the CT School of Electronics; had worked for the former N.Y., N.H. & Hartford Railroads and later had worked as a Technical Engineer for Pitney-Bowes until his retirement. Tom had played semi-pro with the N.Y. Giants Farm Team; was president for Max Sinoway Baseball for ten years; also coached baseball, basketball and football in North Haven; was a member of the Senior Olympics; was a volunteer for Friends and Services in Florida and was an avid Notre Dame fan. Loving father of Claire (Drew) Putnam, Thomas (Mary) Doyle, Margie (Mark) Bissell all of Wallingford, Sean (Tina) Doyle of Durham, Dan (Heather) Doyle of McKinney, TX. Devoted grandfather of Thomas, Ryan, Matthew, Zachary, Sean, Patrick, Shannon, Daniel, Kaleigh, Michael, Mark, Brennan, Ryan and Tyler. Loving brother of John (Jean) Doyle of Ocala, FL. Tom’s legacy will continue on in others through the gift of tissue donation.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Frances Cabrini Church, North Haven at 10:00 am. Entombment with full military honors will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum. The visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Notre Dame High School, 24 Ricardo St., West Haven, CT 06516.