Dr. Robert P. Doyle, 73

Dr. Robert Doyle

Dr. Robert Doyle

MILFORD, MASS. — Dr. Robert P. Doyle, 73, of Milford, Mass., passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family and caregiver Amos Wangombeh.

He was the husband of Lillian M. (Cabeza) Doyle for 50 years.

He was born in Boston, Mass., a son of the late William and Irene (Mignard) Doyle and lived in Boston, Baltimore, Md., and Bridgton, before moving to Milford in 2014. He was a graduate of Boston Latin High School, Class of 1959. He graduated from Boston College, where he received a degree in premed, and a graduate of New York Medical School. After medical school, he served his residency at Union Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He was a Vietnam Army veteran and served as a field surgeon.

Dr. Doyle devoted his life to the medical field and was a fierce advocate for his patients. Dr. Doyle retired in 2009 from Bridgton Hospital, where he was a surgeon and family practitioner, who made house calls until the day he retired.

Many Lake Region area residents expressed their sympathies for the popular physician on the funeral home’s website:

Jim and Celia Stacy, “I have a lot of good memories of Dr. Doyle from coaching Little League to our golf tourneys at Allen Mountain. A great man and great family, glad he was a part of our small town of Denmark.”

Lori Shackley, “I will always remember you, for I went to Surgery Tech school with your help. I loved your compassion for your patients and their families. You will truly be missed by many. Sorry to hear we lost a good doctor and a loving person, you were one of a kind. Every time I go back to Bridgton, I want to just stop by the office that you had at the end of the hospital just to say, ‘Hi.’ You will always have a special place in my heart for all you had done for me as a person as well as a doctor. You will be sadly missed.”

Kate Eastman, “Dr. Doyle delivered my third child, the toughest delivery. He hung in with me for 72 hours and I’ll never forget his kindness and humor. My favorite memory, however, is while I sat in the nursery, peacefully nursing my little girl, he came in and gently shook every single bassinet and woke up every baby, just ‘because the nurses needed something to do’ and off he went, leaving behind seven crying babies. He was a legend. RIP.”

Randy Greason, “My late mother-in-law, nurse Mary Johnson, had profound professional respect for his medical work, and profound personal respect for his humanism.”

Liz and Charlie Wiesemann, “Dear Lillian and family. How can anyone put into words what Dr. Doyle meant to us and everyone in southwestern Maine. He was what doctors are supposed to be. Caring, compassionate, loving, trustworthy, reliable…He was truly a great human being.”

Lori Robinson, “Dr. Doyle was a wonderful, caring doctor. He will be fondly remembered. I always called him the gentle giant.”

Jim and Jane Dutton, “You sometimes hear of someone who was one of a kind. Dr. Doyle was a step above that. He was a terrific doctor and even greater person. During an emergency, he was calm. During an emotional loss, he was more than kind. He always gave you his full attention and would spend as much time as needed, and then some to help others. He certainly was a big guy with a big heart. Our thoughts are with his family. Thanks Doc for all the great things you did for our family.”

James and Donese Oliver, “Dr. Doyle was the love of our emergency medical services in the Fryeburg-Bridgton area. A gentle giant, brilliant doctor and great teacher of the rescue members in the area. We lost a great doctor and friend when he retired. We are so sad to see of his passing. Sympathies to all of his family from the members of Fryeburg Rescue. He was the kingpin for us when we began our service in 1969. He now is at peace.”

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who supported his family in all of their endeavors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Brian Doyle of Milford, Eric Doyle of Clinton and Michelle Marmo of Suffield, Conn.; two brothers, Ronald Doyle of Florida and Henry Doyle of Marshfield; three sisters, Collette Jackson of Hyde Park, Josette Najjar of Beirut, Lebanon and Marie Hynes of Hyde Park; nine grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford, Mass. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main Street. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

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