Mr. William A. Doyle

  • Born: December 8, 1929
  • Died: November 5, 2019
  • Location: Cranford, New Jersey

Gray Memorial Funeral Home

12 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016

info@grayfuneralhomes.com

Tribute & Message From The Family


Beloved Husband, and Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, and Uncle

William A. Doyle, Longtime funeral director in Westfield and Cranford

William A. Doyle, 89, of Cranford, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2019 at his home following a brief illness. Bill's Visitation will be Friday November 8th from 4:00-9:00PM at Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:45am Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 332 Madison Hill Rd., Clark. Interment with military honors will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Please go to: www.grayfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences. Bill was a longtime funeral director, and manager with Gray Funeral Homes of Westfield and Cranford, where he worked for more than 60 years. Born in Newark to the late James and Elizabeth Fox Doyle, he was a graduate of St. Benedict's Preparatory School, and the McAllister School of Mortuary Science in New York. A veteran of the US Navy during the Korean War, Bill was transferred to the US Marines, 1st Division in Korea, where he was a Corpsman. He later transferred to the Naval Hospital in Japan, where he worked until 1955. Bill was a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #1711, Westfield, Past Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus Watchung Assembly #672 of the 4th Degree, and Past Chapter Chairman of the NJ Knights of Columbus Chapter #1. He served on the board of the Westfield Senior Housing Authority, and was the Delegate at Large with the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association. Bill was a past president of the Essex, Union and West Hudson Funeral Directors Association, and the Westfield Lions Club. He was the beloved husband of 62 years of the late Alice Mae (Vermilyea) Doyle, and was also preceded in death by his young son Patrick Doyle, and his brother: Brother Walter Doyle, S.J. He is survived by daughter: Carol Dinsmore and husband Robert, son: William Doyle and wife Claudia, son: James Doyle and wife Linda, daughter: Kathleen Dinsmore, son: Thomas Doyle and wife Rose, son: Timothy Doyle, son: Mark Doyle and wife Veronica, 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, sister: Claire Doyle Smith, nieces and nephews.


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Posted by John Burnett - Santa Fe, NM - Family Friend   November 11, 2019

Our sincerest condolences for the loss of a great man and top-notch funeral director. He will be dearly missed.
-The Galante Family

Posted by Frank Galante - Union, NJ - Acquaintance   November 09, 2019

My condolences to the entire Doyle clan.

Posted by Mary Fries - North Charleston, SC - Family   November 08, 2019

I knew Bill through the Funeral Directors Association of Essex, Union & West Hudson Counties. He was always pleasant to speak with, and a treasure chest of funeral service knowledge. He will be missed by our members. I am sure he is resting, and reunited with his loving wife.

Posted by Edith Churchman - Newark, NJ - Acquaintance   November 07, 2019

So sorry to hear of Uncle Billy's passing. So many fun memories of him. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed. Sending love and hugs from California.
Love, Marguerite and Janice

Posted by Marguerite Smith - Marina del Rey, CA   November 07, 2019

The Schembs Family send condolences to Bill's family. He was a good friend and devoted Lion.
Lois & Doug Schembs

Posted by Douglas Schembs - Westfield, NJ - Friend   November 07, 2019

So sorry to hear of Mr. Doyle's passing. He was always such a big man and I remember playing at his house with the neighborhood kids and when he pulled in the driveway we all knew it was time to go home! Rest in peace, say hello to Mrs. Doyle for us!

Posted by Catherine and Serafino Rotella - 971 King James Way, CA - Neighbor   November 07, 2019

So sorry to learn of Bill's passing. May God and time ease the ache in your hearts.

Posted by Aggie Kurzweil - Cranford, NJ   November 07, 2019

We were so sorry to learn of Uncle Bill's passing. Our love and prayers are with all of you. There are so many wonderful memories! Blessings to all the family.

Posted by Aunt Elsie & Cousin Karen Vermilyea - Fremont, MI - Family   November 06, 2019

The Hrycak Family wishes to express our condolences for the passing of Mr. William A. Doyle. Mr. Doyle will be remembered as the local businessman, father, grandfather and veteran that he was. Our thoughts and prayers go our to the Doyle family. Orest Hrycak

Posted by Orest Hrycak - Cranford, NJ - Family Friend   November 06, 2019

I met Bill when I joined the K of C. He was a great member. He always was there to help.

Dave Ferrell

Posted by Dave Ferrell - Venice, FL - Friend   November 06, 2019


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