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FORT PIERCE, FL - Jack (Popeye) Doyle, 80, died on Feburary 26, 2013 at the Tresure Coast Hospice House in Fort Pierce, Florida.
He was born on May 7, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY. Jack lived in Dutchess County for many years before moving to Arizona. He then moved to Cape Cod, MA. Then settled in Fort Pierce in 2006.
Jack was a Detective for the NYPD at the 19th Precinct. He also owned a family run restaurant called "Jack Doyle's Terrace Restaurant" in Lagrangeville, NY for 14 years before moving to Arizona.
He enjoyed singing and performing at the restaurant and in musical plays in the Poughkeepsie area. Jack also played in shows at the Pineapple Playhouse Theater in Fort Pierce, FL.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years. Catherie Doyle of Holmes, NY/ His six children; Jack & Jennifer Doyle of Sunset Beach, NC; Sue & Bobby Champlin of Lagrangeville, NY; Catherine Wisseman of Lagrangeville, NY; Dan & Lynn Doyle of Mesa, AZ; Patty Kennedy & partner Kenneth Kearins of Millbrook, NY; Lori & Scott Tompkins of Holmes, NY; and sister, Dorothy O'Reilly of Brooklyn, NY.
Jack also had 14 grandchildren: Bobby and Dana Champlin; Crystal, Tyler & Shannon Williams; Ryan, D.J. & Tara Doyle; Richie, John and Kayla Wisseman; Jamie & Meghan Kennedy; Cody & Casey Nelson; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Richie Wisseman.
The family will is planning a memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach, FL. Online condolences may be sent at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Mar. 17, 2013