Matthew “Matt” P. Doyle, 51, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 in Belfast. He was born on Feb. 23, 1960 in Hyannis, Mass.

Matt was a natural at fishing. He also enjoyed swimming, playing cards and gambling. He loved to travel with his wife, Cathy, and spending time with family. Matt made friends wherever they went and will be missed by many. He had a smile for everyone and loved children. Matt was a member of the Tarratine Tribe #13 Redman and liked going down to Belfast Variety to get coffee throughout the day.

He was predeceased by his mother Eileen Glover; an uncle, Matthew; and nephew, Jacob.

Matt is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Cathy Doyle of Belfast; his father, Jack Glover; his children, Matthew P. Doyle II and Mark Doyle, and their mother Tammy Anderson, all of Texas, Harry Stevens of Rhode Island, Benjamin Bucklin of Belfast, and Carey Stevens of Rhode Island; fathers-in-law, William Stevens and Kenneth Curtis; his siblings, Debbie Ann Glover of Virginia, Colleen Ventura and her husband Jesus of Arizona, David John Glover and his wife Myra of Virginia, Michael Scott Glover and his wife Angela, also of Virginia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Laurel Murphy of Belfast, Anita Black of Ellsworth, Jeff Stevens and his wife Kathy of Belfast, and Greg Stevens of Belfast; 12 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special nieces and nephews, Anita Murphy, Charles Murphy and Norah Belden; and his long-haired Chihuahua, Rose.

A memorial service and benefit supper will be held Friday, Jan. 6, from 5-8 p.m. at the Redman Hall, Main Street in Belfast. Those who wish may make memorial contributions at the benefit supper.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at: ripostafh.com.