Alice C. Doyle, 77, Catonsville homemaker

November 24, 2005

Alice C. Doyle, a homemaker and lifelong resident of Catonsville, died of cancer Monday at Brightview Assisted Living. She was 77.

"She lived her entire life in Catonsville on two streets and in four homes," said a daughter, Kathy Bauman, who also lives there.

Alice Catherine Witte was a 1946 graduate of Mount de Sales Academy, and worked as a secretary for several years.

In 1949, she married her high school sweetheart, John "Franny" Doyle, and after living briefly in an apartment on Beaumont Avenue, they built a home on Belleview Road, where she lived until her final illness.

Mr. Doyle, a retired purchasing manager for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Linthicum, died in 2001.

Mrs. Doyle enjoyed caring for her home, gardening and cooking meals for her family. "She liked preparing American dishes. They were bountiful and there was always plenty of it," Mrs. Bauman said.

She also liked to travel and play bridge, and was a longtime member of Rolling Road Country Club, where she golfed.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 27 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, where Mrs. Doyle was an active communicant.

Also surviving are three other daughters, Sally McKinney of Winchester, Va., Patty Hansen of Grasonville and Nancy Spicer of Ellicott City; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, Billy Doyle, died in 2002.

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