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Laurence A. Doyle
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 41 Mall Rd. Burlington, MA 01805.

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“Kathy & family, I was so sad to come upon Larry's obituary. I feel badly about not knowing he had passed and not paying my respects. I worked for a...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Miccile

“So here we are , 8 months later. Dad has moved on with his life and is waiting for us in heaven. It hasn't been hard, but it hasn't been easy. The...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Lance - Arnold, CA - son

“So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I enjoyed working with Larry and was glad to call him friend. He and his family will be in my prayers. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: David Wayne - Manchester, NH

“Larry will be sorely miss, we worked together for many years. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Moira Rice - Weare, NH - Friend

“Kathy, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Words cannot explain how sorry we are for your loss. The amount of love and caring that you...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Joe & JoeAnn Balsamo - Atkinson, NH

“Kathy and family...My heart is broken, along with yours, but I hope in the days ahead you'll all find acceptance and comfort in the love that you've...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Jeannine Roy - North Andover, MA

“To my best buddy at TSA. We joined together as part of the "elder brigade" in 2007and hit it off right away. I will miss your ready smile, great...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Joe Paradis - Londonderry, NH

“Kathy and family,So sad to think that I won't have the pleasure of sharing good wine and great conversation with our Larry in the future. Many...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Ralph Wadlinger - Graham, NC

“Kathy, I was deeply saddened to here of Larry's passing. Such a wonderful man!!!! Always smiling and helping where the need was at the time. I will...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Cheryl Sprague - Litchfield, NH

“Dear Kathy - words cannot describe the incredible sadness we feel at the passing of our dear Larry. He was such a wonderful husband, father, brother...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Maria Wadlinger

“Dear Kathy, We are in Florida right now and was saddened to hear the news of Larry's passing. I have such wonderful memories of many, many weekends...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Al Thompson - Salem, NH

“Kathy, Whenever Larry and I were in each others company there was always his great smile, strong handshake and hug and him asking me "How's it going...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Joseph V Travers - Haverhill, MA

“Larry was a terrific vintage of a human being a rich blend of intellectual curiosity and heartfelt generosity who had deep, meaningful interactions...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Ryan Thompson - Hamden, CT

“I was privileged to know and work with Larry at TSA. Truthful, honest and a funny guy. His personality shines through as one of the main characters...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Curtin - Londonderry, NH

“The lasting memory I will always have of Larry is that he made my cousin Kathy so very happy. He was a wonderful man to both her and the entire...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Cvelbar - Murrieta, CA

“Larry was such a distinguished man. He was so interesting to talk with and he was such a good listener. I was his Barber for a short time and I want...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Dawn Moretti - Salem, NH

“Larry was a great conversationalist with whom we had great talks about lots of this. His gentle soul I am sure will be missed by hiss family! We...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy F - Merrimack, NH

“Words cannot describe the void I feel with the loss of my father. He was the most important man in my life. Kathy, I love you more than words and I...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Shannon Doyle - Belmont, CA

“Larry was a great guy - we all loved working with him at TSA. His smile and his laugh is not forgotten! ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Pam - NH - co-worker

“Dear Kathy, Cindy & I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. We know how difficult a time this is & our thoughts & prayers are with...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Connie Ferguson - Saint Cloud, FL

“My Good Friend and Brother in Law, I will miss our time had and time lost. You had a unique gift of attention when listening and quiet wisdom in...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Stephen Wadlinger - Kennebunk, ME

“Dear Kathy -- My deepest sympathies for the loss of Larry. You were both very kind to Denny and me during Mary's passing. I wish you peace. Craig ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Craig Pishotti - Brooklyn, NY

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. – Mr. Laurence A. Doyle, 73 of Hampstead, New Hampshire passed away on Friday, March 27th 2015 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Born in Pawtucket, RI on October 5th, 1941 to late parents Laurence A. Doyle and Yvonne B. Levesque. Laurence (Larry) attended Our Lady of Providence Catholic Seminary in Providence, RI and Sacred Heart High-School in Central Falls, RI.

Larry enlisted in the US Air Force, McGuire AFB, NJ in 1960 where he went on to proudly serve his country in Wiesbaden, Germany as a draftsman. Following his service in the Air Force, he furthered his education at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

Larry worked in the cargo business where he was employed by Flying Tigers Asia in Seoul, South Korea and continued his career with Polar Air Cargo in San Francisco, CA and OceanAir in Revere, MA. In 2009 he transitioned into semi-retirement working as a TSA Agent out of Manchester, NH for the US Department of Homeland Security.

Possessing an enduring fondness for nature, he enjoyed "putting" around in his garden. A loyal fan of all New England sports, he also was a golf enthusiast who enjoyed the companionship of friends. A voracious reader, he could often be found enthralled in a good book (while sipping a glass of his favorite Merlot). Lively discussions of politics or sports were welcome any time.

His unsurpassing joy and devotion for the love of his life Kathy, and his family, were unparalleled.

Larry is survived by his adoring wife, Kathleen Wadlinger Doyle of Hampstead, NH; his children, Laurence (Lance) Doyle and wife Tobie of Arnold, CA, Shannon Doyle of Belmont, CA, Meghan Maher and husband Chris of East Islip, NY, Timothy Woitkun and wife GinaRose of Aberdeen, NJ; and six grandchildren, Tyler & Riley Doyle, Quinlan, Grace & Hadley Maher, and Wyatt Woitkun.

He was also brother to the late Mary T. Thomas and is survived by 6 brothers and 6 sisters by marriage, 27 nieces and nephews and his mother and father-in-law Joseph J. and Claire G. Wadlinger of Topsfield, MA.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Liturgy will be held in St. Michael's Catholic Church, 196 Main St., North Andover, Friday, April 3rd, at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial is private. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers, Thursday, April 2nd from 4 to 7 P.M.. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Larry's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 41 Mall Rd. Burlington, MA 01805. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit