James E. Doyle, 1943 – 2018

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – James Edward Doyle of New Britain, Conn. passed away June 6, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Nan (Kraut) Doyle for 40 years. Jim was born in Bellows Falls, Vt., Aug. 28, 1943, the son of Dorothy (Harlow) Doyle Perry of Bellows Falls, Vt. and the late Edward Doyle.

Jim graduated from the University of Vermont in 1966. He worked at IBM, Pratt and Whitney, and The Travelers. He retired from The Hartford after working there for 28 years in information technology. Jim was a member of the New Britain YMCA Health Club, The Hartford Blackledge Golf League, the Austrian Donau Club, the AGCA Cape Cod Golf Group and ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) lunch group. Jim has lifelong friends from these groups.

Jim grew up in the wonderful small town of Bellows Falls, Vt. and enjoyed going back there to visit family, friends, and classmates, especially for the annual Alumni Weekend. Jim was a big fan of the Boston Red Sox, where he was a season ticket holder for over 40 years, the Boston Celtics, and the UConn Huskies basketball teams, traveling to many Final Four games for both the men and women.

Jim loved vacationing in Rhode Island, his 1965 Jaguar XKE, and greyhounds. Jim was proud of his Irish heritage. Jim was kind, thoughtful, and witty, with a great sense of humor. He made friends wherever he went and would do anything for his family and friends. We will all miss him.

Besides his wife Nan and mother Dorothy, he leaves his sons Christopher Doyle of Boston and Matthew Doyle of Woodbury, Conn.; his brothers Dick Doyle and wife Holly of Bellows Falls, Vt. and Bobby Doyle of North Walpole, N.H.; his sister Sally Doyle Remillard of North Walpole, N.H.; his brothers-in-law Charlie Kraut and wife Diane of Berlin, Conn. and Jim Kraut and wife Judy of Calabash, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours will be Wednesday, June 13 from 4-7 p.m. and 9-9:45 a.m. June 14 at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square Britain, Conn. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at St Maurice Catholic Church, 100 Wightman Road, New Britain, Conn. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Britain will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: New Britain YMCA, 50 High St, New Britain, CT 06051 or REGAP (Retired Greyhounds as Pets), c/o Eileen McCaughern, 105 Fairwood Road, Bethany, CT 06524.

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