BUFFALO, N.Y. — We sadly announce that James F. Doyle Jr. passed away peacefully Aug. 15, 2021, after several years of ill health.

He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. Dec. 11, 1936 to James F. and Margaret Gaffney Doyle.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served two years in the 101st Airborne Division before being honorably discharged in 1958.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Andrea Doyle Devereux of Penobscot; sons James R. Doyle of Holden, Dennis Doyle of Portland, Patrick Doyle and wife Heather of Asheville, N.C.; daughters Debra Werts and husband Wayne of Auburn, Kathleen Doyle of Nashville, Tenn., and Christine Doyle of Austin, Texas.

He was blessed with grandsons Jamison and Collin Rhoads-Doyle of Holden. He had a fondness for the family furbabies. He is also survived by his brother Paul Doyle of Los Fresnos, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother Daniel Doyle of Raleigh, N.C.

Mass will be held at Our Lady of Holy Hope in Castine, Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. There will be a private committal service at the family cemetery in Penobscot.