Stephen Jude Doyle Obituary – Cape Cod Times


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Stephen Jude Doyle, fourth (possibly fifth) generation of Cape Codder and longtime resident of Falmouth, passed away on Friday January 7, 2022, during the last moments of the first snowstorm of the season, under the loving care of his family. He was 67 years old.

Stéphane loved life. He loved his family, Cape Cod, his cat, and his wife, Teresa Lyn Frady – probably not in that order.

He is survived by all of the above including seven siblings: John Doyle, Catherine Lyons and Joan Doyle of Falmouth; Mary Vautour of Hopedale; Jane Boon from Sagamore Beach; Thomas Doyle of Mashpee; and Robert Doyle of New York. Stephen also leaves behind five children: Ryan and Patrick Doyle of Falmouth, Jeremy Doyle of Fall River, Bree Kelly Doyle of Mashpee and Paul Shockley of Dallas, NC, as well as 19 grandchildren and a pack of nieces and nephews with the children. of their own.

Born in Taunton, Mass. To Margaret (McClellan) and John “Jack” P. Doyle, Stephen grew up in Falmouth on Amvets Avenue and in Falmouth Heights. While Margaret led the growing family, Jack worked as a professional land surveyor. Stephen thus began to learn the trade as a child. He attended Falmouth Public Schools and graduated from Lawrence High School where he was a student athlete, playing college football as an offensive lineman.

Stephen was recruited into the United States Marine Corps in his senior year. He was stationed in South Carolina, Washington, Tennessee, California and Japan, specializing in jet engine mechanics. Upon graduation, he trained as a Massachusetts Police Officer and served with the Falmouth Police Department, the Massachusetts Environmental Police, and the Massachusetts Capitol Police.

Stephen returned to the surveying profession he excelled in, starting his own business in the early 1990s. In total, he has spent over 50 years surveying Cape Cod and the Islands. He was known for his mastery of the mysteries of land surveying and real estate development, his incredible ability to design and execute strategies to move difficult projects forward, and the way he handled public hearings. He was more comfortable on the ground, behind his transit.

Stephen loved music and didn’t hesitate to tune his baritone voice when the mood arose. He preferred Sinatra, Pavarotti, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima and Keely Smith, classical piano and solo violin, Lady Gaga, Pink and Louis Armstrong. Eventually, he tolerated country music at the behest of his wife. The two spent many hours happily arguing over whether Keith Richards was a great guitarist, if Johnny Cash should be a legend, if Elvis could sing, if the Beatles were all that, if Dylan was better off not singing his songs. own stuff, and if Dean Martin was, overall, cooler than Sinatra.

An avid reader, Stephen was interested in history, world affairs, politics and, famously, the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He believed he could solve “the crime of the century” with sufficient access to archival material and accumulated many volumes on the subject, developing his own theories in which Lee Oswald was still “the patsy.”

So this is Stephen J. Doyle: husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, friend; veteran, peace officer, land surveyor; cat lover, history student, coffee drinker, Marlboros smoker and late American.

Friends and family of Stephen and Teri are invited to a memorial reception from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 22 at the Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar, 7 Nathan Ellis Highway, North Falmouth, Massachusetts. Internment will take place at a later date.

Instead of flowers, consider donating to VNA of Cape Cod Hospice and donating blood at your next opportunity to alleviate the current shortage. Condolences for Stephen’s family can also be mailed to PO Box 621, East Falmouth, MA, 02536.

Posted January 12, 2022

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