Joan (Peg/Betty) Doyle

Doyle JoanHUDSON FALLS – Joan (Peg/Betty) Doyle, 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Fort Hudson Healthcare Center in the town of Fort Edward.

Born June 15, 1932, at Saratoga Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Morse and Elizabeth (Cahill) Blinn and lovingly raised by Lillian Scripter Doyle.

Peg was a lifelong resident of this area.  She attended St. Alphonsus Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1950.  She married Michael F. Doyle Jr. on Friday, October 13, 1950.   They were married 15 years before Mike’s untimely death in January of 1966.

In her younger years, Peg worked at AT&T in Glens Falls as a telephone operator. After her husband’s death, she unselfishly devoted her life to raising her children.  In 1969 Peg returned to work as a cafeteria worker where she met many lovely people to work with and retired in 1994 as Cook Manager of Hudson Falls Junior High School cafeteria. She also enjoyed her summer job working at Bob’s Grocery on Burgoyne Avenue in Hudson Falls. After her retirement, Peg and her sister delivered Meals on Wheels and greatly enjoyed visiting with the people they served.

Peg was a very soft-spoken, helping, kind-hearted person. You would be hard pressed to find a more loving and devoted mother, daughter, sister, friend, and neighbor.  She loved to play the piano, enjoyed reading, completing crossword puzzles, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Peg was predeceased by her mother Lillian S. Doyle, her beloved daughter Nancy B. Underwood and her step-son Michael F. Doyle III.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Deborah (David) Nassivera, Kelly (George) Liberty, Timothy C. Doyle, Karen (Richard) Jones, Bridget (Dave) Helwig, her loving granddaughter and caregiver, Krystel Guardiola, along with numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews.

At Peg’s request, there will be no calling hours.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Catholic Church, On the Park, Hudson Falls with The Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of committal will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

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Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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5 Responses to Joan (Peg/Betty) Doyle

  1. Brian Morgan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful soul. I hope you can all find solace in knowing she is at peace and in a better place!
    RIP Peggy, you will be missed greatly by many!

  2. Peter and Florence Blinn says:

    Peggy was a beautiful soul who will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. She was kind and generous, and we were fortunate to have had her in our lives.

  3. M Jones says:

    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

  4. Glenn & Marion Hanson says:

    Bridget and Family,

    Please accept our condolences in your time of loss! Your mom was a much loved and respected person!


    Marion and Glenn

  5. Jane Pepin says:

    I had the pleasure and honor of working with Peggy where she spent many years devoted to nourishing the children of Hudson Falls.
    Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.

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