William F. Doyle

William F. Doyle, 88, of Bourne died June 15 at Bourne Manor Nursing Home.

One of five children, he was the son of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Dunningan) Doyle.

He attended Weymouth High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He left high school in his senior year to join the US Army at age 18.

Mr. Doyle was in the 103rd Infantry from 1943 to 1945 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured and spent six months in a German prison camp.

After an honorable discharge, he was employed as a truck driver by Coca-Cola and later Nissen Bakery. He was a former resident of Weymouth and Abington.

He frequently enjoyed attending the Raynham dog track and participating in ballroom dancing.

Mr. Doyle leaves several nieces and nephews, including Timothy O’Brien of East Sandwich.

There will be a graveside memorial service on Friday, June 20, at 1:30 PM at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. A procession will leave at 1 PM from Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Boulevard, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.vfwfoundation.org.

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