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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Claire Carley Doyle

Claire Carley Doyle

DURHAM -- Claire Carley Doyle, 90, died on Sunday, March 13 at Carillon Assisted Living of Hillsborough after several months of declining health.

She is survived by her daughters, Kerry Mirabella (Shoreham, NY) and Claire Doyle Ragin (Durham); and grandson, David King (Surfside Beach, SC).

Claire was born in Manhattan, but moved to Bay Shore, NY, on the south shore of Long Island when she was 2 years old.

She was captain of every women's sports team in Bay Shore High School.

In 1945, she married Frank X. Doyle upon his return from three years of service in Europe and North Africa during WWII.

They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary a few months prior to his death from cancer in 1996.

She loved him deeply, and was always proud of his career writing Archie Comics.

They moved to New Port Richey, Fla., in 1979, where she lived until 2006, playing golf several times a week.

She moved to Emerald Pond Retirement Home in Durham in 2006, where she stayed active playing bridge, mah jong and bingo, and volunteering in several capacities.

Memorial service will be held at Emerald Pond Retirement Home, 205 Emerald Pond Lane, Durham on Wednesday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of donations, family requests you take a moment to connect with someone you love, make a phone call you've been putting off, or mend a fence.

Celebrate life by living it.

Read more: The Herald-Sun - Trusted & Essential



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