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Kenneth J. Doyle, Sr.
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  • The Home for Little Wanderers
    10 Guest Street
    Boston, MA 02135

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“My condolences to Ken's family. He was a great guy. He is now with Marge in heaven. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. - Sandy ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Sandra Neufell - Waltham

“Kenny, Craig, Mike, Matt,Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your father. Sending well wishes and prayers. The Demeo Family ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Tom & Jan Demeo - Waltham, MA

“I was saddened to hear your Dad passed. It's been a while, but I remember coming over the house as a kid, playing Queen on your Dad's 8-track,...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff DeCola - Los Angeles, CA

“Our oldest son who was born in 1962 is named for Kenny. Kenny took me out for my 21st birthday because my husband was in the Air Force in Dover...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Sandy & Bob Hatch - Acton, MA

“Bampa was the best dad to my father and the best grandpa a girl could ask for. He and his fedora loving self will be missed every single day. I love...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Regan Doyle - Windham, NH

“Dear Kenny, Craig, Mike & Matt,We were so sad to hear about your dads passing & what a great guy he was. He & your mom always made us & our boys...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Anne Childs - Sudbury, MA

“Kenny was a GREAT man , father , Bampa,uncle &Brother in law but most of all to Tommy and I - he was our special person our source of strength...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Gina Grande - Waltham, MA

“joseph and rita leblanc and family want to offer our condolences for the doyle family and will remember kenny in our prayers ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Joseph Leblanc - waltham, MA

“nothing will ever compare to the love i have for bampa. he is one of the greatest people i have ever known, and i am lucky to have been able to love...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: kaitlyn - Family


Waltham – Mr. Kenneth J. Doyle, Sr., of Waltham, died Friday, July 23, 2021 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 81.

Ken was born in Waltham on March 29, 1940, a son of the late James and Mary (Hynes) Doyle, and was raised in Watertown. He was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School in Watertown.

In July, 1966 he married his sweetheart, Waltham native Marjorie E. Cannistraro, and the couple made Waltham their lifelong home. Until his retirement as the vice-president for sales, Ken worked for forty-four years for Furman Lumber Company in Billerica and later at their Boston office.

He was an accomplished woodworker and had the talent to take on building projects, large or small. Ken was possessed of the skill and patience needed to achieve near perfection when he was finished.

When his sons were young he coached basketball at the Waltham Boys and Girls Club and time spent with his eight grandchildren brought him his greatest joy.

The husband of the late Marjorie E. (Cannistraro) Doyle, he leaves his children, Kenneth J. Doyle, Jr. (Stephanie) of Woburn, Craig M. Doyle (Michelle) of Windham, New Hampshire, Michael J. Doyle (Heather) of Hingham and Matthew J. Doyle of Waltham; his grandchildren, Sydney, Reese, Kaitlyn, Regan, Delaney, Kelsey, Matthew and Nathan Doyle; several nieces and nephews, and his dear friends and neighbors, Tom and Gina Grande.

He was also a brother of the late Eleanor Gatti, Edward Doyle, James Doyle and Mary Frances Tomez.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ken's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, July 27th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning when his Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.