Leo M. Doyle, 71, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born June 26, 1941 in Boston, Mass., the son of Leo P. Doyle and Ethel M. Doering.
Leo spent the last 24 years as a resident of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Fla. He attended Randolph High School and later graduated from Bristol Community College with an associate degree in law enforcement in 1973, and continued on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Roger Williams College in 1975. Leo also served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division, company B, Fort Campbell, Ky. from 1960-1963 and was then transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves until 1966. While in the U.S. Army, he completed Ranger training and was subsequently promoted to Sergeant. He later went on to serve in the Rhode Island National Guard from 1975 to 1977. He began his career as a Patrolman for the Mansfield, Mass., Police Department, later transferred to the Attleboro, Mass., Police department where he served as a Patrolman, was later promoted to Detective and retired in 1987, as a Sergeant. Upon moving to Port Charlotte, Leo opened a lot-mowing business. He later went on to work for nine years at South Port Square and retired in 2012. Leo enjoyed spending time with longtime loyal friends and grandchildren. He was a member of many organizations including the Attleboro Lodge of Elks, life member; Fraternal Order of Eagles, past president; Knights of Columbus, third degree; American Legion; VFW; Loyal Order of Moose; and the Blue Knights, Chapter XVI.
Leo is survived by his son, John J. Doyle of Winchester, Mass.; daughter, Debra (George) Bosworth of Taunton, Mass.; two brothers, John Doering of East Falmouth, Mass., and Bob Doering of Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Jessica, Shannon, Patrick, Nicholas and Stephen Bosworth of Taunton, and Devlin Doyle of Sarasota, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy J. Doyle; son, Leo P. Doyle; wife, Donna R. Doyle; brother, William; and sisters, Marie Dowd, and Joan Tiffany.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Roberson’s Funeral home, 215 Mary Street, Punta Gorda, FL. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity of one’s choice in honor of Leo’s charitable nature. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family and sign the memory book.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.