Sandra M. Doyle, 46

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FALMOUTH — Sandra M. Doyle, 46, of Falmouth died peacefully in her sleep with her beloved husband by her side Dec. 13, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, after a valiant battle against melanoma.

Born Feb. 19, 1967, in Portland, she was the daughter of Allen E. Coffey and Rose C. Coffey, of Falmouth.

She graduated from Falmouth High School in 1985 where in her senior year she was an editor on the yearbook staff, belonged to the Outing Club, and was a swim team manager. Following high school, she graduated from Andover College in 1987 and was a member of the National Honor Society. She worked at One Beacon following graduation where she started as a typist for commercial lines and advanced over the years with the company to become an underwriting assistant II for commercial lines until 2010. In 2010, One Beacon sold its commercial lines to Hanover Insurance Group where she continued as an underwriting assistant II and was very dedicated to her work until the progression of her disease in July 2013.

She enjoyed taking walks, feeding the birds, baking, gardening, taking trips in October, driving to Meredith, N.H., and spending time with her family, especially her grand-niece and grand-nephew.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 20 years, Douglas H. Doyle, of Falmouth; father, Allen E. Coffey and stepmother Rebecca M. Coffey, of Falmouth; brother Michael C. Coffey and wife Ruth, of Yarmouth; niece, Elizabeth R. Coffey, of Yarmouth; nephew, Patrick A. Coffey and wife Samantha and their children, Emmalee and Jonathan, of Yarmouth; father-in-law, Gordon E. Doyle, of Yarmouth; brother-in-law, Brian E. Doyle, of Gray; stepsisters, Pamela J. Christensen and Diane L. Smith.

Visiting hours were held Dec. 20, at Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth, and a funeral service was held Dec. 21, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth. A reception followed in the church hall. Burial will be in the spring at Blanchard Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, The Melanoma International Foundation at

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