Margaret E. “Peggy” Doyle, age 80

of Quincy

Margaret E. “Peggy” Doyle, age 80

Margaret E. “Peggy” Doyle, age 80, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham.

Margaret was born in Dorchester, to the late Edward and Mary (Flaherty) Doyle. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1957.

Peggy worked in the accounting department at the former New England Telephone Company in Quincy and Boston for thirty-four years.

She enjoyed bowling and knitting and loved to explore and learn, whether she was traveling to China, India, Antarctica or South America – to name a few places – or reading countless fiction and non-fiction books. She loved to tell her stories of traveling around the world and inspired the next generation to take off globetrotting as well. Her love of the written word was also shared as she matched up thousands of books with those she thought would enjoy them. Peggy also volunteered in the Children’s Room at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy for many years.

Peggy was famous for her love of games and all things fun as well. Even the youngest of her relatives remember her being the first one sitting on the rug, gathering everyone in for a new board game with an infectious enthusiasm that was ageless. That joy, and Peggy’s wacky and hilarious gifts that helped define the holidays, will be remembered.

Devoted sister of Edward C. Doyle and his late wife Joan of Braintree, Barbara Leggett of Quincy and her late husband Robert, Kathleen Roskott of Weymouth and her late husband Bernie, and predeceased by Mary O’Brien and her surviving husband Joseph of Quincy, James J. Doyle and his late wife Shirley, and Michael R. Doyle.

Peggy is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and her dear friend, Ellen O’Brien.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy, on Thursday, September 24, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • My deepest sympathy to peggy’s family and friends. . I worked with Peggy at the New England telephone co. In Quincy.. She will be missed.🙏🏻🙏🏻 Alice Fasano

  • My sincere sympathies. Peggy loved her family and her faith. I will miss her enthusiasm and her wacky sense of humor. Always brought a smile. I pray you find peace in the joyful memories.

  • I worked with Peggy on upland road in quincy. I sat in front of her and loved hearing about her adventures. She was always knitting something for someone as she showed me how to knit too. When her mom was alive she used to bring in this delicious bread and would offer me a piece of it, it was delicious. My condolences to her family, heaven just got another angel

  • My condolences to Peggy’s family. She was such a wonderful woman and I have so many great memories of her. She was a great friend of my mother’s. She made me two beautiful stockings when I was a child and I still use one of them to this day. She also made my children beautiful stockings as well that we hang every Christmas. Peggy was so thoughtful and would never forget to send a birthday card or an anniversary card after I got married and then carried that tradition on with my children. Peggy will be missed not only by me but by my children and husband as I share my memories of her quite often.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Peggy in Quincy and Boston. Always laughing. We both enjoyed dressing up and going to work for the holidays. We had stockings with pumpkins on them or with candy canes and would wear white blouses with holiday scarves and black skirts. We thought we were something else. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I also bowled with Peggy and enjoyed your neon pink bowling socks. Peg was a pleasure to work with and pleasure to have known. Rest in peace.

  • My son and I were Peggy’s next door neighbors on Curtis Ave for decades. When my son was born she welcomed him with gifts & enjoyed watching him grow. My son would talk to her after school whenever she was in the yard gardening and talk about our cats, and her trips around the world! We included her in most all of our family and holiday gatherings. She was a dear human being, & a great neighbor…We loved her and we will miss her… RIP Peggy

  • I am So sad and sorry to hear of peggy’s passing my thoughts and prayer’s are with you all She was always so happy and bubbly and will be missed I loved hearing of all her travels she was so kind

    Doris Chippendale

  • I remember the day Peggy walked into the Children’s Room of the Thomas Crane Public Library. She had just retired and wanted to volunteer. That was our lucky day! She volunteered in the Children’s Department for over 30 years. Always ready and willing to help out. She did more than put books away and keep our shelves neat. She did many of the other tasks that the public probably didn’t realize that needed to be done to keep the library in order. She also helped with our Book Sales and our Book Store She played a big part in the Childeren’s programming. We will never forget Peggy dressed as the Little Teapot – Dr Seuss – Humpty Dumpty – and of course the infamous Chicken (for the chicken dance of course ! ) She loved doing it ! She was our treasure .

  • I was so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing from a mutual colleague at good ole’ NET (Nynex) etc! Peggy was a joy to work with and was so kind to me as a new and younger employee. She knitted my daughter (now 30) her cherished Christmas stocking. I was so overwhelmed and touched by such a loving and beautiful gift. I treasure it and think of Peggy each year as I take the stocking out. We shared Christmas cards for 35 years including this past Christmas. Peggy was an inspiration in so many ways…her example was to always be curious, always be kind and always have fun. God speed Peggy. So grateful to have known you.