Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of James Joseph Doyle
Mr. James Joseph Doyle passed away peacefully on August 5, 2018 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
James was born on December 1, 1928, in South Bend, IN, to John Joseph and Mary Lucinda (nee Chapleau) Doyle. He was a twin to Thomas J. Doyle. James was preceded in death by his twin brother; sister, Jacqueline Marie Bark of Granger, IN; and his parents. His wife, Maxine (nee Cohen) Doyle, the love of his life, passed away in 2012.
James was a proud Veteran of World War II, having served in Japan with the U.S. Army. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Business after the war. James married Maxine Cohen, of Joliet, on September 7, 1953. They moved to Joliet in 1960 when he took the reins at the Chickenman, Inc., from which he retired in 1985.
He was actively engaged in the community and in business organizations. He served on the boards of the National Independent Poultry Distributors and the West Jefferson Bank of Joliet. James was a popular member of the Joliet Elks Club #396, the Joliet Lions Club and was a longtime member of the Joliet Country Club.
James loved golf. He played the game all over the country with his many friends, most recently with the group known as the, “Medicare Swingers!” He was passionate about travel and loved to explore the world with his family and friends. James and Maxine were wonderful dancers as well.
As a beloved husband and father, and uncle, he leaves behind his daughter, Christie L. Doyle of Joliet, and many nieces and nephews. James was full of positive energy and smiles, always ready to help out and had a genuine concern for others. He will be missed.
Visitation for James Joseph Doyle will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with procession to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18 Woodlawn Ave., Joliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services. Entombment will held at the Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, the St. John Bosco Room, Hillside, IL, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com
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