December 21, 2018
Joan Doyle, a long-time Suffern resident and beloved Mom, sister and "Nin" to her grandchildren, died at the age of 90 on December 21st. Joan was born in 1928 to James and Isabella Brophy (née McCowen) in Liverpool, England. She grew up in as part of a large and loving extended family. Her early years were colored by the devastation of World War II, and she finished school at age 14 and joined the workforce. In 1956, she married Frank Doyle at the US Army Chapel in Sandhofen, Germany. They moved to Queens NY in 1957 and later to Suffern NY in 1966. She was a former active member of the Suffern Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary. Joan was employed by the Ramapo Manor Nursing Center in Suffern until her retirement in 1993. Following her retirement Joan was a volunteer for the Suffern Methodist Church's Thrift Shop and served as their Sunday governess for several years. Joan was predeceased in 1980 by her loving spouse, Frank, and was also predeceased by her parents, and her brothers, Jim (killed in WWII), Tom and Kenny. Joan is survived by her loving children, Anne (Mike) Murphy of Suffern NY, Jim (Maggie) Doyle of Monroe NY, Colleen Roth (Michael D'Auito) of Floral Park NY, Donna (Bill) Wilson of Schroon Lake NY and Frank (Debby) Doyle of Schenectady NY, and her sister, Annie (John) Quayle of Liverpool, England. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Erin Roth, Shannon Doyle, Sean (Gina) Roth, Mike Doyle, Brianne Murphy, Liam Wilson, Megan Wilson, Katie Gallagher, Erin (Matt) McCutcheon, one great grandchild and her nieces, nephews and many cousins. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 PM and from 7 to 9 PM on Friday December 28th, at Scarr Funeral Home, 160 Orange Ave., Suffern, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 125 Lafayette Ave, Suffern NY, on Saturday, December 29th at 11 AM. Memorial donations may be made to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, New York 10956 or Heaven Can Wait - Northstar Dogs for Adoption, PO Box 172, Congers NY 10920.
Joan Doyle, a long-time Suffern resident and beloved Mom, sister and "Nin" to her grandchildren, died at the age of 90 on December 21st. Joan was born in 1928 to James and Isabella Brophy (née McCowen) in Liverpool, England. She grew up in... View Obituary & Service Information
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