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John Doyle

d. June 10, 2021

John J. Doyle, of South Weymouth, formerly of County Carlow, Ireland, passed away peacefully at the South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth on June 10, 2021, after a brief illness. Surrounded by his loving family, John passed away just 2 months shy of his 70th birthday.

John was the son of the late Patrick and Mary Doyle (Hanrahan) of Borris, Co. Carlow, Ireland. He is survived by his loving fiance, Nancy Webster of So. Weymouth, his sisters, Kathleen Doyle of Co. Carlow, Ireland, Mary Deane and her husband Michael of Watertown, MA, Chrissy Burke and her husband Pat of Co. Longford, Ireland, and his brother, Thomas Doyle of Co. Carlow, Ireland. John also was the brother of the late Nellie Bolger and her late husband Jim of Co. Kilkenney, Ireland. In addition, John leaves Nancy's family, who welcomed him happily into the family when he and Nancy became their own family unit. They include Nancy's sister, Natale Lee and her husband Peter of Braintree, MA, her brother Brian of Chicopee, MA, and the late Herbie Webster and his late wife, Elaine, of Marshfield, MA. Lastly, he leaves many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews, both in the Boston area and in Ireland, as well, who loved him very much.

John was the youngest of 6 siblings, growing up on a farm in Tinnecarrig, Borris, Co. Carlow, Ireland. He emigrated to Boston in 1972. He was an incredibly talented house painter, with outstanding wall-covering skills, as well. He loved his work and took great pride in it. He enjoyed listening to Irish and classic Country music, watching old western movies and TV shows, and the Irish sport of hurling. He also embraced all of Boston's professional sports teams. In addition, he always savored a good prime rib or rib-eye steak dinner, but, in particular, he loved an Irish boiled dinner, especially when it was cooked by Nancy's sister, Natale. John truly loved the country of his birth, as well as his adopted country, America.

From growing up on a farm, John planted a vegetable garden in his backyard yearly and he always enjoyed sharing the garden's bounty with family, neighbors, and friends. Also, he was an animal lover, and he had a very special place in his heart for his rescue kitty, Midnight. John had a wonderful sense of humor, he loved to tell jokes, and he had a knack for telling a good story. All in all, John was a great partner, son, brother, uncle, neighbor, and friend . . . an overall good guy in all ways. He will be greatly missed by all.

John's family wants to thank his compassionate caregivers who took such wonderful care of him at various times over the last 5 months. These caregivers include his Care Team at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center in So. Weymouth, along with the complete medical staff of the ER, Emerson 3, Emerson 6, the CCU, and Pratt 4 South at South Shore Hospital. These professionals often went above and beyond the call of duty in taking care of John, and his family wants them all to know how much they are appreciated.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the visitation for John on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 10-12pm in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) Weymouth, MA. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 12pm in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in John’s memory can be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute at 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 or a charity of your choice.

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