Margaret ‘Maggie’ Freel Doyle

Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Freel Doyle, 94, died from complications of a fall she suffered in early November.

A memorial service celebrating her life was held at 11:00 am Monday, November 25, 2013, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2715 Horse Pen Creek Rd., in Greensboro, of which she was a member.

She was born in Chicago, IL on March 16, 1919. She grew up in Kansas City, MO, but after she married, spent most of her life in New England. Maggie loved the field of communications and excelled as a writer, editor, talker, and listener. She had great curiosity about people and events which she used to her advantage as she worked in radio; at the University of New Hampshire News Bureau in Durham, NH; and at the Milford Cabinet Newspaper in Milford, NH. In her career she covered, wrote, and edited all kinds of stories, including high school sports (she was the first woman sports writer in New Hampshire), and local and national politicians she had interviewed. She also was an active member of a small theater group in Dover, NH.

When Maggie and her late husband, of 59 years, Francis E. “Frank” Doyle retired to Greensboro in 1984, Maggie’s interest in people led to many new friendships and involvement in the community.

Maggie is survived by her son, Michael (Judy) and three grandchildren, Courtney, John, and Greg, of Millersville, MD; daughter, Judith of Greensboro, NC; sister, Mary Alice Freel of Merriam, KS; and three nephews, John Russo of Milton, MA, Paul Russo of Malden, MA, and Phillip Russo of Raynham, MA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405; Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, 3655 Reed St., Winston-Salem, NC 27107-5428; of Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950.

Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm St. Chapel has the honor of assisting the Doyle family. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneral