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Thomas Walton Doyle Jr. 1930-2021

Updated: Jan 17, 2022

Thomas Walton Doyle JR – Known as Walt to beloved Family and Friends


Farmington – Thomas Walton Doyle, JR. (Walt) passed away peacefully on December 16,2021 surrounded by his beloved family. Walt was born on November 16, 1930, to the late Thomas Walton Doyle SR. and Florence Sweeney in Providence, RI. Walt was a resident of Farmington for 57 years.

Walt is survived by his wife, from a prior marriage of 23 years, Priscilla Minerley Doyle of Glastonbury, CT. as well as two daughters Beth Negretti and her husband Jerry Negretti of Simsbury CT, and Janice Flattery and her Husband Michael Flattery of Glastonbury, CT. Walt was blessed with five grandchildren and a great granddaughter, Alison Panebianco, her husband John Paul and daughter Willow Panebianco of Ellington, CT., Andre Ellis of Texas, Brianna Flattery and fiancé Nate Bleszinski of Wethersfield, CT., Madison Flattery and significant other Michael Bacon of Middletown, CT., and Mariah Thompson of Hartford, CT.

Walt attended Brown University Pre-Law Program from 1948 to 1951, prior to serving in The United States Coast Guard during the Korean War, 1951 to 1955. While serving in The Coast Guard, he was stationed in Newport, RI. After receiving an honorable discharge, Walt attended The University of Rhode Island and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Economics. He held an 18 - year career with The Aetna as an Insurance Executive prior to holding an Executive position with The Kemper Insurance Group. He retired in 2005 from Grayling Associates where he was able to apply his passion for recruiting in the insurance industry.

Walt was very dedicated to his family. He was very generous and always put others first. He enjoyed swimming, being involved with Town Politics, and having regular coffee meetings with his “cronies” debating politics in a friendly adversarial way. His favorite pastimes were life guarding at the Bonnet Shore Beach Club in Rhode Island and teaching his daughters how to swim in the Cape Cod Oceans. He remained continually active in the lives of his grandchildren until his passing. Walt will be dearly missed by all.

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