Tributes pour in for popular Anthony

Anthony with his wife Betty and Daughter Aisling Doyle with pet Derby

Tributes have been made by drama groups in both Rathnew and Wicklow on the death of popular Rathnew man Anthony Doyle.

The Village Players Rathnew

The Committee of Village Players Rathnew wish to extend deepest sympathy to the Family of the late Anthony Doyle. Anthony was the founder member of Village Players and directed two of the Groups productions, “All the way back” and “My Wifes Family”. Anthony was a fine Actor himself,and was a member of Rathnews first Drama Group,St Bridgets Dramatic Society,( under the direction of the late Fr.Lavelle),and was a member of the cast that brought all Ireland medals home to Rathnew in the 50s. Our thoughts and prayers are with Betty,Kenneth,Roy,Aisling,Fergal, Breiff, Grandchildren, and extended Family. Rest in peace Anthony.

Wicklow Drama Group

This is the most heart wrenching post we have to put up for Wicklow Drama Group. Today the backbone of Wicklow Drama passed away. Anthony, our Producer for over 25 years, the laughter, the tears, the experience, the energy, the Man that was willing to try any “Play”, he would pace around the stage, he would laugh with us, act with us, socialise with us, and the most important thing, he had Drama in his heart,. Anthony, we are going to miss you so much. Rest in Peace.. Thank you for the years of wonderful Drama you have given us.xxx

Funeral arrangements

Anthony will repose at his home from 4pm until 8pm on Tuesday. Funeral arriving to the Lower Road Rathnew on Wednesday morning at 11.15am and then proceeding to St Joseph’s Church, Rathnew, arriving for funeral Mass at 11.30am followed by interment in Rathnew Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society (donation box at church).

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