Antoinette N. Doyle

Salem- Antoinette (“Toni”) Doyle died peacefully at Beverly Hospital on Sunday, January 1, 2023, after a brief illness.
Toni was born in Biddeford, Maine to the late Albert R.Neveux and A. Mary (Santorsola) Neveux. She grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts along with her sister Muriel. After graduating from St. Patrick’s High School in 1953, she worked for Kemper Insurance where she met her future husband, Honorable David T. Doyle, the former presiding justice of the Salem District Court who predeceased her in June of 2019. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage together.
Toni attended Laboure Junior College and became a registered nurse in 1981. She began her nursing career on the orthopedic floor at Salem Hospital where she worked for more than eight years. A devoted nurse,she cared for many local patients.
Toni was devout Catholic who was involved in many parish activities over the years at the Immaculate Conception, and St. Anne and was later a communicant at St. Mary of the Annunciationin Danvers. She lived her faith by actively supporting charitable organizations including Guild of the Infant Savior, where she served as president, and Catholic Charities. She also served as president of the Guild of St. William at St. John’s Prep. Deeply committed to religious education, she became certifiedby the Archdiocese of Boston in the Master Teacher Program while involved in CCD at Immaculate Conception in Salem.
It is this same faith and devotion to helping others that Toni carried into her own children’s upbringing along with her late husband. As a caring, nurturing, and loving mother, Toni offered constant guidance to her children, instilling in each of them a strong value system, both in faith and in daily life.
Hobbies that Toni appreciated included cooking and learning new cooking techniques, both from her late mother who immigrated from Italy and from popular chefs. Toni enjoyed traveling with her husband to places both near and far including Italy, Greece, Alaska and the Holy Land.She lovedwatching movies, attending theatre, going to shows and concerts, and taking care of six grandchildrenwhom she adored. She was thrilled to welcome two great-grandchildren to the family in the last two years. An avid Boston Red Sox fan, she watched her favorite team whenever she could. She rarely missed a sporting event that involved her children or grandchildren, traveling as far as Cooperstown,New York to watch them compete. Toni loved nothing more than babysitting her grandchildren and was ready on a moment’s notice.
She is survived by her four beloved children: Rev. Michael J. Doyle of Danvers, Hon. Peter F. Doyle and his wife Leigh of Topsfield; Kathleen J. Doyle of Danvers; Mary-Alice Doyle Norton and her husband Michael of Georgetown; six grandchildren: Elizabeth Mahan and her husband Keenan of Newton, Philip, Madeline and John Doyle; Colin and Courtney Norton; and two great grandchildren: Charlotte and Lucy Mahan. She is also survived by her sister, Muriel Neveux of Lowell.
Calling hours for family and friends will be on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church 24 Conant St., Danvers, MA 01923. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in church on Friday, January 6th at 11:00 AM followed by her burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a contribution in her memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Danvers, or the Discalced Nuns of Danvers Carmel, 15 Mount Carmel Rd., Danvers, MA 01923. He family requests that you consider wearing face masks when attending all services. For guestbook and to send a condolence to her family, please visit
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