Edgeware, London and Deradda Sheeaune, Westport
Following a short illness, Pete Doyle passed away peacefully at his home in Edgeware, London on January 6, 2019. Pete was fourth of a family of ten, born to the late Paddy and Mai Doyle, Deradda. Pete was educated in Cogaula N.S. Life in the 50’s revolved around school and helping out on the family farm. In 1962 he decided to immigrate to the U.K. with his cousin Pete Duffy, taking the train to Dublin from Islandeady station and the boat to Hollyhead. He worked for a short time in Birmingham before moving to London where he worked in the Construction industry, work which he excelled in and enjoyed very much. He worked for many years for a Construction Company called “The Toureen Group”, being one of their first employees. He proved to be very popular with his work colleagues which were evident in the number that travelled from London to Islandeady for his funeral. A letter from the directors of the Toureen group was read at his funeral Mass reiterating his great workmanship, his dedication to the job and the way he took so many young guys under his wing and trained them to be the workmen they are today. He had the ability to work on his own initiative and carry out his work to a very high standard. Pete enjoyed the social scene in his local area of Edgeware where he had many great friends and wonderful kind and caring neighbours.
Pete always had a keen interest in the fortunes of Mayo GAA and would make sure to tune into the games down in his local and have the banter with the other punters. He also liked to follow the Irish Rugby team having travelled to Landestown Road and Twickenham for a few games.
Pete was a great family man. He returned home every year to visit his parents, a trip that could take him to Dublin, Waterford, Cork or Mayo. August was his month a time to take a break bringing his son Peter junior with him in the earlier years and in later years his grandchildren accompanied him on his trips. He always made an effort to attend any family occasions. Everyone looked forward to his visits. He had a great way with people of all ages but in particular the younger generation. His nieces and nephews have great memories of his visits whether it was the trips to town playing pool or just fun on the family farm. He always had a smile on his face and a glint of mischief in his eyes. Pete will be sadly missed by his son Peter, daughter-in-law Debbie, granddaughters Tina and Lisa, grandson Ricky (England); sisters Nora, Kathleen and Mary (Dublin), Blanche (Chicago) and Charlotte (England), brothers John (Waterford), Hugh (Breaffy), Philip (Dublin) and Gerry (Deradda), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, work colleagues and many friends. May his gentle soul and carefree spirit rest in peace.