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Norman A. Doyle, Jr.

AGE: 74 • Kearny

Norman A. Doyle, Jr., 74, died on Dec. 20, 2013 in the New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. A funeral mass will be offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will be private. Visiting will be on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Norman, a life long resident of Kearny, attended St. Cecilia Grammar and High School then received an A.B. Degree in Political Science from Seton Hall University. In 1963 he earned his LLB from New York University School of Law and in 1969 he earned his LLM from New York University School of Law. Mr. Doyle served in the U.S. Army as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Sheriden, Ill. He was assigned as Defense Counsel for General and Special Courts Martial. Later, he was reassigned to Vietnam and engaged in prosecution of a wide variety of major crimes as Trial Counsel in general courts martial. . He was awarded the Bronze Star as he finished his tour in Vietnam one month early to begin his term as a Hudson County Assemblyman from Hudson County. Norman started his practice in Kearny in 1971 and was certified by the N.J. Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. He formed a partnership Doyle and Brady in 1974 and returned to a solo practice in 2006. Norman presently served as Judge of the Municipal Court of the Town of Kearny. He served as Town Attorney for Kearny and General Legal Advisor to the Mayor & council for many years. Mr. Doyle served as chairperson in 1964 for the Friends of Erin, an evening long remembered with the late Billy Keegan, Jr. as Toastmaster and Honored Guest Billy Raferty. He was a former Grand Marshal for the United Irish of West Hudson.

He is survived by his wife Carol Jean (Gaunt), two children; Meghan Doyle-Zimmerman (John) and Norman A. Doyle, III; one brother Edwin Doyle (Joyce) and his two beloved grandchildren Ryan and Kelsey Zimmerman. He also leaves behind his "Irish Sons" Paul Tighe (Gina) and Niall Handley (Donna) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Norman A., Sr. and Muriel (Carey) Doyle and his younger sister Patricia Ann Doyle.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the NJ Sharing Network 691 Central Avenue New Providence, NJ 07974 or at

Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 22, 2013
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