Joseph F. Doyle, 84, of Stonington, IL died at 12:11 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2011 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL. He was born June 7, 1927 in Stonington, the son of Robert E. and Agnes W. Warner Doyle. His parents were born in Scotland. His father died in 1927 and his mother died in 1982. Joe was a graduate of Stonington High School. He served in the US Navy during World War II and was a life member of the Stonington American Legion. He worked at Doyle's Drug Store in Stonington from 1946 until he retired in 1989. Joe was active in the business and civic affairs of his community. He was the long-time Clerk of Stonington Township. Joe enjoyed the friendship of the people of his hometown community. He was an avid reader and student of the financial markets. For fun, he loved playing cards, bowling, shooting pool and playing shuffleboard, fishing and just being alive in the great outdoors. He was a patriotic American and was of Catholic faith.
He is survived locally by nieces; Mary E. Dettro, Margery S. Doyle, Nancy J. Doyle, Dorothy Ann Doyle-Anderson, and his nephews; Thomas E. Doyle, Jr. Patrick J. Marucco and John Marucco. Joe also had many other nieces and nephews, great nephews across this great land. He is also survived by his good friends and helpers, Leanne Durbin and Theresa Durbin. His parents, brothers, Rob, Ben, Pat and Tom and sister Agnes Doyle Marucco all preceded him in death.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 Friday, December 2, 2011 at McClure Funeral Home with Fr. Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the funeral home on Thursday,December 1, 2011.
Memorials may be sent to: Stonington Pulic Library, 500 E. North St. Stonington, IL 62567 pr Stonington Rescue Squad, 423 Walnut St. Stonington, IL 62567
Condolences may be sent at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com