Paul A. Doyle, 88, of Tolland, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Evergreen Health Care.
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He was born Nov. 21, 1923, in Beverly, Mass., the son of the late James and Martha (McDermott) Doyle. Paul was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a communicant of St. Matthew Church in Tolland and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was past president and vice president of the Holy Name Society in the 1960. He was a volunteer for Tolland Ambulance, he participated in the ELVERTOL walk for hunger, which all the donations were for Mary Knoll Missionaries. Paul volunteered at the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen. Paul was an avid runner, taking place in the annual Manchester Road Race on Thanksgiving Day.
Paul is survived by his children and their spouses, Pat and Kaoru Matshita of New York, Mary Ann and Lew Poleate of Vernon, Maureen Thompson of Rockville; four grandchildren, Makoto, Emi, Kristen, Dana Louise; one great-grandson, Miles; three stepchildren and their spouses, Rose Mary and Bill Marsh, Leo and Donna Maheux, and Beverly and Roy Palmer; seven step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wives, Mary Ann (Ursin) Doyle and Mary (Brown) Doyle.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 10 a.m. in St. Matthew Church, 25 Tolland Green, Tolland. Burial with military honors will follow in South Cemetery, Tolland.
Relatives and friends may join the family on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Road (Route 195), Tolland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 2036, 15 Prospect St., Rockville, CT 06066. For online condolences, please visit
Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6, 2012