John G. “Jack” Doyle, Lt., Q.P.D., Ret., age 85

of Weymouth

John G. “Jack” Doyle, Lt., Q.P.D., Ret., age 85

John G. “Jack” Doyle, age 85, of Weymouth, died peacefully, Wednesday, March 30, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

John was born in Boston, to the late Marion (Wagner) and James J. Doyle, Jr. He was raised in Potsdam, N.Y. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and Master’s degree from Anna Maria College. Jack lived in Weymouth for over fifty years.

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict.

Jack was proud to be a member of the Quincy Police Department. He was appointed to the department on February 15, 1962, promoted to Sergeant on December 6, 1971, and promoted to Lieutenant on July 8, 1983. He retired on February 16, 1999 after thirty-seven years of service. He served for many years as the president of the Quincy Police Association.

Jack enjoyed woodworking, bird watching, and was an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed boating at his log home and attending car shows with his 1954 Chevrolet Stepside Pickup. Most of all, he was devoted to his family, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for sixty-eight years of Mary F. (Skinner) Doyle.

Devoted father of John J. “Jack” Doyle and his wife Jennifer of Quincy, Patricia A. Bray and her husband John, Debra L. Andersen and her husband Paul, Kelly M. Murray and her husband Edward, all of Weymouth, and Colleen M. Mallard and her husband Thomas of Hingham.

Loving grandfather of twelve and great-grandfather of three.

Dear brother of Michael Doyle of Norwood and predeceased by Marian C. Doyle and Laurence Doyle. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, April 3, from 2 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Jerome’s Church, 632 Bridge Street, North Weymouth, on Monday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Marian C. Doyle Foundation at the Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.


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  • Jack Doyle was one of the “good” guys and a leader you could look up to. Spent many years with him on the board of the Mutual Aid Association and attending the Massachusetts Police Association conventions. My deepest condolences to Mary and his children.

  • I worked for a lot of bosses on the job but no boss ever displayed more physical and emotional strength, common sense, compassion for others, leadership skills and love of family than Lt Jack Doyle. It was an honor to work for him. His huge presence in the QPD made us all better Cops. God bless him and may he Rest In Peace.
    Bobby Curtis. (Ret)

  • So sorry Deb. You must be heartbroken. I’m still in Florida or I wiuld have been at services. Stay strong ❤️pat and mike Haynes


  • Jack you surely will be missed by the Tangherlini family. You were like our second father to us kids. We love you and never forget you. Rest in Peace Jack.

  • Lt. Jack Doyle was one of a kind. He was an “old school” good guy and great boss, today he would be called “an influencer.” I was lucky to work many years for him. He molded many young cops with his leadership style but more with his sense of humor and true interest in your life. Prayers and thoughts are with his family during these difficult days.

  • Colleen I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. My dad( Sonny Balzano) and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  • Colleen I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. My Dad (Sonny Balzano) and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  • Worked with Jack 45 years ago….Wonderful boss.. Great guy…Always took care of the people who worked for him.. Utmost respect for him.. Would do anything for him.. Worked with my Dad and my Dad always spoke highly of him..and loved with working with him…

  • Honored and privileged to know Jack (“Jackie”) since light blue shirt days in C-1 with partner more years ago than I wish to think of.
    Climbing the ranks, he was, in every way, one smart cop, great gentleman and dear friend.
    A problem-solver., no situation wasn’t better for his professionalism and many
    young patrolmen learned much from this extraordinary leader.
    The entire courthouse liked him, including all the judges for whom I worked. Fellow command respected and admired him. Quincy is much better for his service. We could use lots more like him.
    Peace and consolation to his family . Takes pride and comfort knowing he was known, liked and respected by many people in and out of the criminal justice system. Often hear him spoken of even all these years since retirement. NEVER a bad word.
    May he Rest in Peace.

  • What a great loss. Jack was a true Man of Integrity and Honor. I had the pure pleasure of knowing Jack, as I was fortunate to have grown up with the fine children that he and Mary raised properly. He always treated me like family. I will cherish the memories/laughs he provided. A fine Officer and Gentleman, Indeed. RIP JACK. XO SHABOOM

  • I didn’t know Jack that long we have been neighbors for 7 years, but I can tell you he was a great guy. Jack loved my dog Cali they had a special bond she new his name and would run to his house for a cookie, if he wasn’t outside she would run to his door and he would welcome her. and of course give her another cookie. I was so sad to hear of his passing.

    My condolences to his family, he will be missed.

  • My deepest condolences to you all. Mr Doyle was a very kind man and a great neighbor. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace

  • My uncle jack was a great guy had a heart of gold and if you knew him you were blessed!i will miss you very much uncle jack thank you for being the perfect uncle you were always my favorite!💝😘😘

  • Kelly and Family, So sorry for your loss of your Dad. Heard he was a wonderful man. It surely shows in how he raised a wonderful family.
    We hope you find comfort in all his loving memories you all have of him.

  • As a young officer Lt Doyle was always there to assist us with any question or concerns. His leadership style was second to none. Thank you, Jack, for steering us in the right direction. It helped immensely as I matured thru the QPD family. MY condolences to the entire Doyle family.

    Jeff Burrell (Ret.) QPD

  • Mary,
    So sad to hear about Jack’s passing. I had the opportunity to work under Jack for over thirty years. Not only was he a great leader and inspiration the the job, I considered him a personal friend and mentor.
    Our deepest sympathies.
    Jerry and Dee Queeney
    Lauderdale by the Sea Florida

  • Dear Mary and family,

    We were saddened to hear of Johnnie’s passing. He was the big brother Larry looked up to.

    Johnnie’s smile, humor, love of family and kindness were a gift to all who knew him, and to many who met him in passing.

    We love you.

  • So sorry to hear of Jack,s passing. Great cop, great guy, one of the BEST !,

  • Doyle Family,

    So sorry to hear of Jack Doyle’s passing. After reading the obituary and everyone’s kind words and knowing Kelly and Deb and their families, I can wholeheartedly believe why this is such a great loss of an admirable man. A wonderful patriot, husband, father, grandfather, friend , neighbor and police lieutenant that left an impression on everyone he met. I only met him once and was impressed talking to him. Condolences from the Kelly family ti your family. May he Rest In Heavenly Peace.

  • Jack was the epitome of a cops cop. A power of example to those he served with. Great person ,best of the best. Condolences to Mary and family !

  • Colleen and family,

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Although we won’t be able to drive up for his service, we will be with you in spirit.