In Memory of




Obituary for Patrick L. Doyle

Patrick Doyle died at age 94 in the Bronx on January 1, 2024. Pat was born on November 13, 1929, in Cleragh, Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland to Mark and Catherine (nee Byrne) Doyle. He was the second child with brothers, Thomas and Michael, and sisters Bridget and Marion.
As a boy, Patrick played the traditional Irish sport of Gaelic football and helped tend the family farm. Patrick apprenticed as a carpenter and blacksmith before leaving home at age 17 to work construction in England and Wales. He emigrated to the United States landing in New York City in 1949.
In New York, Patrick worked as a short order cook before joining Consolidated Edison (Con Ed). In 1951 he entered in the US Army, serving as a truck driver with the 2d Armored Division (“Hell on Wheels”). Patrick was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Honorably Discharged from military service in 1953, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
After leaving the Army, Patrick returned to Con Ed where he began his career carrying out natural gas conversions in customers’ homes. He soon became a mechanic at various power plants working on boilers in steam operations. Promoted to Foreman, and eventually General Foreman, he retired after almost 40 years.
Pat met his wife Catherine “Kitty” Kelly and married in 1955. They settled in Throggs Neck and were parishioners at St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church. Patrick and Kitty raised five children, Margaret “Peggy” Doyle, Patricia Imperiale (Michael), Catherine Sleeper (Dick), Thomas (Lois), and Mark (Anna). He was also blessed with nine grandchildren (Lauren Gaines, David, Peter and Amy Sleeper; Brian, Kevin and Colleen Doyle; and Melissa and Michael Imperiale) and seven great grandchildren (Patrick and Fiona Doyle; Olivia and Evelyn Gaines, Isla Huber; and Penelope and Alexandra Sleeper). In addition, he is survived by his sister, Marion Olieszewski. Pat was predeceased by his wife Kitty.

In his retirement, Patrick wintered at the Spanish Lakes Community in Fort Pierce, FL. Always a sportsman, Pat liked to bowl, play golf, shoot pool and go dancing. He was a regular pool player at St. Benedict’s and other senior centers in the Bronx, and always enjoyed the dance floor. His joie de vivre will be missed by all who knew him.