Gerald S. Doyle Jr.
1957 - 2020
BORN
1957
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Dwyer Funeral Home
776 North Street
Pittsfield, MA
Former Mayor of Pittsfield, Mr. Gerald S. Doyle, Jr., 62, passed away at home on Sunday, August 9, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Pittsfield, MA, on December 14, 1957, the son of Beverly Scherben Doyle and the late Gerald S. Doyle, Sr., he was a 1976 graduate of Taconic High School and attended the former North Adams State College.

In 1978, Gerry began working at Berkshire Gas, where he served as a dedicated employee for over twenty years. In 1985, Gerry was elected Ward 3 City Councilor in the city of Pittsfield. In 1987, Gerry was elected Councilor at large where he served for ten years. During his time as a member of the City Council he was elected City Council President on three occasions. In 1997, he was elected to his first term as the Mayor of Pittsfield and re-elected in 1999 for a second term. In 2001, Gerry decided not to seek a third term as Mayor and return to private life. That was not, however, to be the case as over the next 20 years he dedicated himself to serving his community and state in several positions. At the time of his passing, he was the Governor's appointee to the Pittsfield Housing Authority, a board member on the Pittsfield Retirement System and the Berkshire County Retirement System. In 2005, Secretary of State William Galvin appointed him as his Western Massachusetts liaison, a position in which he continued to serve in until the time of his passing. Gerry was also a longtime colleague of the Dwyer Funeral Home and was a beloved part of the Dwyer family. Gerry enjoyed working at the funeral home as it gave him the opportunity to do what he did so well, helping people get through a difficult time.

Gerry was active in the Irish Sister City, a member of the Jimmy Fund, Irish Americans, Elks, Polish Falcons, East Side Men's Club, the Dalton American Legion, and countless other social, youth sport, and charitable organizations throughout Berkshire County. He was the guy to see if you needed something and was always willing to help. He truly loved interacting and learning about everyone he crossed paths with. He was a people person and surrounded himself with an amazing group of loyal friends. The memories created will be cherished by many and we'll all miss hearing Gerry retell their adventures. When not running between events, Gerry could often be found on his mower, toiling in the garage, or watching a Sox game by the pool. Nothing made Gerry happier than looking out over a backyard full of family and friends.

Above all else, Gerry cherished and loved his family. He leaves his beloved wife, the former Beth Harrington, whom he married on October 27, 1977. Gerry is also survived by his son, Michael Doyle and his wife MaryBeth as well as his two grandchildren, Ayden and Emmalee who he absolutely adored. He leaves behind his mother, Beverly, and siblings, Debbie Lussier (Tom), Kellie Kiesel (Joe), and Timothy Doyle. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as friends too numerous to count. Besides his father, Gerry was predeceased by his loving daughter, Megan, who passed away on February 21, 2019.

After his family, Gerry loved the people of Pittsfield. During his short walk through life he touched the lives of so many. Gerry was known for his lighthearted spirit, his generosity, his loving kindness, and his heart of gold. He will be sorely missed by those who were blessed to have known him, and by everybody whom he touched through his genuine advocacy for this city. While Gerry Doyle's walk through life was short, it was a most meaningful one.

-"Don't mourn for me, I didn't miss a trick." - Gerry Doyle

Funeral Notice:

Funeral services for Mr. Gerald S. Doyle, Jr., will be Tuesday, August 18, 2020, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Church, celebrated by the Rev. A. Peter Gregory, Pastor Emeritus and concelebrated by the Rev. John Tuohey, Administrator. There will be seating restrictions in place to ensure the safety of everyone and there will be additional seating in the lower level of the church with a live broadcast of the funeral. There will be a live webcast of the funeral for those who are unable to attend. Please contact the Dwyer Funeral Home for the webcast link to watch the service. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday, August 17, 2020 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. Charles Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Berkshire County Jimmy Fund or St. Charles Church in care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 in his memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.


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Published by The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 14, 2020.
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St. Charles Church
, MA
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Mass of Christian Burial
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St. Charles Church
, MA
Aug
18
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St. Joseph Cemetery
, MA
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33 Entries
Beth and Family, So sorry to hear of Gerry's passing, We had a lot of great time's together back in the Softball day's at the Complex. One of the nicest guy's you'd ever want to meet. Until we meet again my Friend, Rest In Peace !
Bill Delsoldato
Friend
August 20, 2020
So sorry to read of Gerry’s passing.Many memories of Gerry growing up,school and softball in the Old bar league.RIP Gerry,Gods Speed old friend
Marty and Debbie Flynn
Friend
August 20, 2020
Bev & family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
The Phelps Family
August 18, 2020
Dear Beth and Family, Gerry was one of a kind. He will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jim & Terry Boland
Friend
August 18, 2020
Beth and Michael,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Gerry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. RIP my friend.
Ken Sadlowski
Friend
August 17, 2020
Beth and Michael,
I was sorry to learn of Gerry’s passing. He was a very charismatic person who accomplished so much while serving as Pittsfield’s mayor. Your family and the city lost a wonderful person. I hope that things become easier for you and Michael with the passing of time. David Fiedler
David Fiedler
Friend
August 17, 2020
Beth, Mike, MaryBeth - so sorry for your loss. Gerry was a special person and contributed to the lives of so many through his selfless service. Thinking of you and entire family.
David & Tara Farrell
Friend
August 17, 2020
Sarah Clark
August 17, 2020
Beth and family I'm so sorry to hear about Gerry wish I could be there but I'm in Florida taking care of my mother. He will be greatly missed. Bill Gregory
Bill Gregory
Friend
August 17, 2020
Dear Doyle Family. so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gary Lagarce
August 17, 2020
From our childhood day's on Plinn St, and our days at the gas Co we did spend a lot of time together, great times, great memories. We did a lot. As time moved forward we took different paths, but those paths always crossed and still managed to squeeze some time together however long or short they where. You'll be missed my friend but never forgotten. My deepest sympathy goes out to Beth, Michael, Debbie, Timmy, Bev. You did a lot for your family and a lot for your friends and people in general. Love you. Rest in peace my friend.
Raymond Milukas Jr
Friend
August 17, 2020
On Behalf of the Pittsfield Chapter of UNICO National, I'de like to express our deepest condolences to the Doyle Family in this time of sorrow. Gerry was a strong supporter of our events over the years and will always be remembered for his generosity. May he Rest in Peace.

Frank Dignard President UNICO of Pittsfield
August 17, 2020
My condolences to the Doyle family. RIO Gerry.
Tim Choiniere
August 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Doyle family Rest In Peace Gerry ❤
Debbie Roberts Thebeau
Friend
August 16, 2020
Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Lenox Police Department
August 16, 2020
Rest in Peace old friend you will be missed
Denny Hoctor
Friend
August 15, 2020
Gerry will be greatly missed. His kind nature, leadership, and caring. My heart goes out to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
Sharon LeBarnes
Friend
August 15, 2020
Doyle Family: Gerry will never be forgotten. A great person who worked hard his whole life doing things for others. Rest In Peace my friend.
Linda & Jim Yarmey
Friend
August 15, 2020
To a friend through all fazes of my life , 41 years ... The first thing Gerry did is provide me hockey equipment and give me rides to playshen I was 7 years old ... Lover , Giver , Fighter , Provider , A wonderful Human .. Thank you for showing me how to help others , work hard , have fun , laugh , cry , and picking me up when I fell on my face .... The World is better because of you , Gods work done well ... My love and forever support to Beth , Michael , Bev , and the wonderful Doyle family ... God will heal you in preparation for Eternal glory , Heaven just Got brighter ... Fly High Gerry Doyle , find your Angel , see you Again down the Road ..
Michael C Maxzeo
Friend
August 14, 2020
To A friend through all fazes of my life , 41 years , thank you for showing me how to help people , have fun , love , work hard ... I’ll never forget you ... My love and support to Beth , Michael , Bev and rest of a great family ... God will heal you to forever glory , and heaven just got better ... Fly High Uncle Gerry , You earned it ...
Michael Mazzeo
Friend
August 14, 2020
Aliquid fugiat est veritatis.
Miss Jazmyn Trantow
August 14, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Arthur Butler
Coworker
August 14, 2020
Tim and Family,
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Gerry was a very giving kind man and will be dearly missed.
joan smith
Friend
August 14, 2020
MrsDoyle,Beth,AndFamilyGerry and I won a lot of battels on the ice.i am sorry he could not win this one. he will be missed buy me and many others
Jim Sullivan
August 14, 2020
Dear Doyle Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Steve and Denise Flood
Steve Flood
Friend
August 14, 2020
Tim and The Doyle family my thoughts and prayers are with everyone. He was great guy. God bless.
Tim Meandro
Acquaintance
August 14, 2020
Dear Doyle family
What a good man! He will be missed by all. We're sorry for your loss. Dave TW Condron and Sue
David and Susan Condron
Friend
August 14, 2020
Dear Beth and Family
Gerry lit up each and every room he entered. His infectious smile greeted you whenever you met. Although his time with us was ended too soon, his legacy will remain and always remind us that a smile is invaluable. Thank you for your friendship Gerry, how blessed Will and I have been for having you in our lives...until we meet again...
May your precious memories comfort you now and always...
Love
Will and Nancy Peterson
Nancy Peterson
Friend
August 14, 2020
Vary sorry to hear of the passing of my friend, great family man, great athlete great friend to all, thanks for the memories Mr Mayor, The song says, Only the good die young, it was wrote for you RIP
Tom Moore
Friend
August 14, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Michael and Julie d’Almeida-Warrington
August 14, 2020
My heart goes out to Beth, Mike, Mrs. Doyle, Deb, Kellie, Tim and all of Jerry's extended family. I find peace in knowing he left so many fond memories that will bring smiles to their faces throughout the years. He truly will be missed.
Denise Shampang Messana
Friend
August 14, 2020
Alan Manzolini
August 14, 2020
I really liked this guy! When he started working at Dwyer I told him that I had to have a hug when I walked in the door as that is what Roger would do, so the first time I went in there he was on the far side of the room. I cleared my throat and he came running. :-) He was a joy to talk to.
Joyce Armstrong
Friend
August 14, 2020
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