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Genevieve Mary Doyle

March 1, 1920 August 31, 2019
Genevieve Mary Doyle
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Genevieve Doyle (nee Dixon), 99. A lifelong Chicagoan and proud south side Irish. Learned to drive at 12 – so she could pick up her dad from Dixon Brothers Hardware Store and her aunt from her job at Salb Sash and Door. She graduated from Loretto High School, the Chicago Teacher’s College and the Antoinette Pope School of Fancy Cookery.

She met Larry Doyle on a blind date, married him during World War II, spent a year in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with him until the war ended, then spent the next 50 years with him raising 5 boys (Bob, Tom, Jim, Ed and Bill) who never caused her any trouble. But those five boys may have had something to do with her motto of “just get me through today, we’ll deal with tomorrow tomorrow.”

She set an example for everyone she knew that happiness is found in being surrounded by family and friends. Five of those friends were “the club”, neighborhood girls who met in grade school and remained fast friends for more than 70 years through college, marriages, children, grandchildren, and all of life’s joys and sorrows. May we all be so fortunate to have friendships that last that long.

She orchestrated family dinners every Sunday with her sisters Betty and Lorraine, as they had learned from their mom and aunts on Green St. She was a renowned baker of countless birthday cakes, cupcakes, and Christmas cookies. There are many happy memories of kids and grandkids in the kitchen helping her make her signature treats.

She spent much of her life caring for everyone around her until the tables turned, then she humbly accepted help from all those that were honored to return the favor as well as her wonderful caregivers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Support Our Aging Religious,

Visitation: Thursday, September 5th 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, September 6th 11:00 AM at St. Irene's Catholic Church, 28W441 Warrenville, Rd., Warrenville, IL 60555

Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.

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4:00 PM 9/5/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/5/2019 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 9/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Irene Catholic Church

28W441 Warrenville Road
Warrenville, IL 60555

St. Irene Catholic Church
28W441 Warrenville Road Warrenville 60555 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Assumption Cemetery Final Resting Place

1S510 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

1S510 Winfield Road Wheaton 60189 IL
United States

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