Douglas H. Doyle, 47: Served Falmouth as firefighter, police dispatcher

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FALMOUTH — Douglas H. Doyle, 47, of Falmouth, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Aug. 21, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Feb. 12, 1968, the son of Gordon E. Doyle and Elizabeth (Bezanson) Doyle.

Douglas graduated from Falmouth High School in 1986, and then was employed by Potter Lewis Builders.

Beyond this work, he served the residents of Falmouth as a member of the Fire-EMS Department from 1985-2008. He also served in the Police Department, beginning in 1991 as a reserve dispatcher, and then in that role on a full-time basis eight years later. Even after being diagnosed with cancer, Doyle continued to dispatch as many shifts as he could while undergoing treatment.

On Oct. 16, 1993, he married Sandra Coffey, who predeceased him.

Doyle loved learning about history, watching old movies, taking walks, traveling and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for many things, including his distinctive laugh and his devoted care of his wife during her struggle against melanoma.

In addition to his wife, Doyle was predeceased by his mother.

He is survived by his father, Gordon E. Doyle; his brother, Brian E. Doyle; and his aunt, Carolyn Doyle.

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 28, from 5-7 p.m., at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A funeral will be held at Lindquist on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at Blanchard Cemetery, 215 Winn Road, Falmouth.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to the men and women of the Falmouth Police Department and the Falmouth Fire-EMS Department for their compassion and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Doyle’s memory to the Falmouth Fire-EMS Department, 8 Bucknam Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.