Mark Doyle

July 6, 1955 ~ April 3, 2017 (age 61)


Northampton- Mark George Doyle, 61, of Northampton, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017.  
    Mark was born July 6, 1955, in Northampton, Massachusetts to George and Virginia (Cummings) Doyle.  After graduating from Northampton High School in 1973, he worked for The Northampton Cutlery Company.  Over the course of 31 years, Mark was a dedicated employee of Precision Lithograining Corp. in Florence and South Hadley, Massachusetts and of Presstek Inc. in Enfield, Connecticut.  As a Quality Control Technician at Presstek his knowledge and experience helped the company to run smoothly.  Mark will be sadly missed by his friends and co-workers at Presstek.
    Mark will be remembered for his vast intellectual curiosity for music, art, science and history.  He had a keen appreciation for classical music and often attended string quartet concerts and art museums throughout New England.  Mark's interest in science and mathematics began at a young age when he received a telescope for Christmas.  A favorite activity was visiting the Wilder Observatory at Amherst College.  His interest in natural science led him on many hiking trips to explore various terrains.  No hike was complete until an interesting rock specimen or old glass bottle was found to add to his collection.  Mark greatly enjoyed reading and collecting books on numerous subjects, including travel destinations he planned to visit.  In addition to frequent visits along the New England coastline, Mark took vacation trips to Florida, the Carolinas, Texas and Arizona.
    Mark is survived by two sisters, Laurie Matusko and her husband Edwin Jr. of Easthampton, Tina Smith and her husband Christopher of Holyoke; two nephews; one great nephew; one maternal uncle and several cousins.

    The Mitchell Funeral Home in Easthampton is in charge of arrangements.  There are no calling hours.  A private burial in the Brookside Cemetery in Easthampton, Massachusetts will follow at a later date.

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