Funeral Mass for Longtime Deacon Set for Wednesday

The Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon Michael T. Doyle Sr. will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 14 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nacogdoches.

Bishop Joseph Strickland and Msgr. James Young will be the main celebrants.

Deacon Doyle passed away last Friday after a long battle with cancer.

Born on in Syracuse, NY, in 1937, Deacon Doyle served in the Air Force for seven and a half years and owned his own insurance agency, was an accomplished electrical contractor and rancher.

Deacon Doyle was ordained to the permanent diaconate by Bishop Alvaro Corrada in 2001 as part of the largest group ever ordained for the Diocese of Tyler.  Doyle served at St. Augustine Catholic Church and various other parishes in the Southeast Deanery.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol, and their children Michael T. Doyle Jr. (Ritchel), Mark E. Doyle and Brian S. Doyle.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Doyle; stepfather, Charles Edward Hooker; mother, Julia Doyle Hooker; and daughters, Dana Lynn Doyle and Denise Mary Doyle.