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Margaret “Peggy” Wood Doyle of Hayes, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2018, beloved wife of 66 years of Captain Thomas Doyle, USN (ret).

 Peggy was born in New York City, and attended the prestigious Hunter College, trained as a teacher and licensed in New York State. Well known for her many charitable works, Peggy volunteered at hospitals, for Meals on Wheels, with Hospice, and taught English as a Second Language to newly arrived immigrants. As a member of the York River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons, Peggy was the architect of their annual Book/Author Luncheon for 20 years. and was a past President and Treasurer of the Chesapeake Bay Writers. 

She was the mother of seven children, and is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Tom Doyle, Michael Doyle, Jim Doyle, and Mark Doyle; daughters, Gina Benere, Cecilia Rennix, and Sarah Thomas; 26 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

A dedicated wife, she accompanied her husband during 27 years of active Naval Service living in many states, residing in Hawaii for the longest period. Upon his separation from the Navy, she traveled with her husband to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where they resided for three and a half years, finally retiring to Gloucester County in 1985.

The family received friends Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, 3098 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes. A funeral mass conducted by the Rev. James Cowles was held at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Therese, Gloucester, on Aug. 1, 2018.

In memory of Peggy and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Southeastern chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, Va. 23502.

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