YARMOUTH — Elizabeth A. Doyle, 69, of Yarmouth, died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family Oct. 29, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Born Nov. 16, 1943, in Brockton, Mass., she was the daughter of M. Hartley and Frances H. Bezanson, of Gorham, and a sister to Ruth Bezanson.

She graduated from Yarmouth High School in 1962 where in her senior year she became good friends with Carolyn Doyle who introduced her to her brother, Gordon, who became her future husband. Following her high school graduation she attended Plus School of Business. She worked in the office of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine for four years. She continued to work until her sons were born.

When both boys were in school, she worked part time as a bookkeeper for the Falmouth Trustworthy Hardware Store. She also became a member of the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department and Women’s Auxiliary. After several years of working at the hardware store she went to work at Falmouth Central Fire Station as the secretary for several fire chiefs. In August of 1988 she became a reserve dispatcher for the Falmouth Police Department and started working full time in August of 1989. She retired in October of 2001.

She was a long-time resident of Maine, but after retirement she and her husband would spend their winters in Arizona and return to Maine to spend summers with their family.

She was a worthy adviser of the Rainbow Girls as a member of Eastern Star. 

She is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years, Gordon E. Doyle; two sons, Douglas H. Doyle, and wife, Sandra, of Falmouth, and Brian E. Doyle, of Gray.

Visiting hours were held Nov. 3, at Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth. A funeral service was held Nov. 4 at Lindquist Funeral Home and burial followed in Riverside Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T.) of Maine, PO Box 351, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, ME 04021.

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