Donna Marie Doyle

  • Died: June 15, 2019
  • Location: North Haven, Connecticut

Washington Memorial Funeral Home of North Haven

4 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473

Tel. (203) 239-6000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Daughter, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend

Message From The Family

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Donna Marie Ambrose Doyle, 58 of North Haven died suddenly at her home on Saturday, June 15, 2019. She was the beloved wife of David S. Doyle. Donna was born in Waterbury on July 8, 1960, a daughter of Nancy Connell Ambrose of Southbury and the late John "Jack" Ambrose, and had resided in North Haven since 1989. Donna was a special education teacher. She taught special education in the North Haven Public School System for twenty seven years, starting at Green Acres Pre-School Program, followed by Clintonville Elementary School, and then at North Haven High School. She was working at the Elizabeth Ives School in North Haven for the past year. Donna was a 1979 graduate of Naugatuck High School. She received her Bachelors Degree in Education in 1983, and her Masters Degree in Education in 1988 from Southern Connecticut State University. In addition to her husband David and mother Nancy, Donna is survived by two daughters, Katherine "Katie" Doyle of Austin, TX and Kerry P. Doyle of Brooklyn, NY, one brother, Kevin Ambrose of Naugatuck, her aunt and uncle Carol and Ted Sanford of Sun City, FL, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, second cousins and friends. Donna's family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, July 20th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Doyle Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I had the pleasure of knowing your family through the pre-school years that Katie and Kerry spent with us at Whitneyville Church pre-school.
Donna was always so pleasant and upbeat, always had a smile.
We will miss her, I will keep your family in my prayers.
Sincerely, Fran La Rocque

Posted by Fran LaRocque - North Haven, CT - Teacher   July 19, 2019

I was a classmate of Donna,s at Naugatuck High School. I remember Donna as a bright, happy, sparkling friend, always smiling and always hanging out with J.P. I am so deeply saddened to hear of her untimely passing. I will miss her very much! Ele Marinko

Posted by Ele Marinko - Newington, CT - Classmate   June 28, 2019

Dave and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Donna. She was the best friend of our daughter Lisa. We always thought the world of Donna. She will be missed. Thinking of you with our deepest sympathy. Shirley and Frank SanAngelo

Posted by Shirley SanAngelo - Naugatuck, CT - Friend   June 24, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I worked with her at NHHS; and enjoyed our time working together. She was always so kind and had a lovely smile. Sending prayers to your family as you go through this difficult time.

Posted by Nancy Anderson - Hamden, CT - Coworker   June 22, 2019

I had the pleasure of knowing Donna through working in the Special Education Department in the North Haven School System. She was always smiling. She had a kind, giving, caring way with friends and the students she worked with. I was so saddened to hear about her passing. Prayers to her family at this time.

Posted by Holly DeMartino - Northford, CT - Coworker   June 20, 2019

David & family,

I was saddened to hear of Donna's passing, May God bless you and your family at this difficult time. Our sincere condolences for your loss.

Barbara & Pat Ruocco

Posted by Barbara Ruocco - Branford, CT - Coworker   June 19, 2019

My prayers and thoughts for the family and friends of Donna. May you all stay strong during this difficult time.

Posted by Susan Sette O'Neill - North Haven, CT   June 19, 2019

Very sorry to learn of Donna's passing. She was always a great person and I recall many happy moments with her back in high school. Peace and love to her and her friends and family.

Posted by David Dooling - Naugatuck, CT - Friend   June 19, 2019

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Posted by Cathy Pound    June 19, 2019

"I worked with Donna at NHHS. I will always remember the heroic kindness and caring she showed to one student in particular that we both worked with. Donna was a good soul." Jim Johnson, NHHS Social Worker.

Posted by James Johnson - Hamden, CT - Coworker   June 19, 2019

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Donna was so kind in my encounters with her at Green Acres and Clintonville.

Posted by Debbie Pausig - North Haven, CT - Acquaintance   June 18, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Donna and I cotaught a class my first year at North Haven she helped me figure out and adjust plans on the go was always there to help me and the students in the class. My prayers and condolences go out to her family.

Posted by Kevin Liftig - Middletown, CT - Coworker   June 18, 2019

Dave katie and Kerry. Ted and I are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, Katie and Kerry and your special, special mother. We loved her so much she will be our second daughter forever, never ever forgotten. We loved her so much. Donna you will always be loved by Uncle Ted and Aunt Carol, xoxoxoxo

Posted by Ted & Carol Sanford - Sun City Center, FL - Family   June 18, 2019


Katie and Kerry, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.Jess always spoke highly of her and how she was always warm and welcoming. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Diana and Brian Kanoff

Posted by Diana Kanoff - Branford,, CT - Friend   June 18, 2019

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Donna. She was truly a beautiful person and I am fortunate to have worked with her in North Haven. May God give you the strength to help you through this very difficult time.

Posted by Barbara Brozek - North Haven, CT - Teacher   June 18, 2019


Dave and family, I'm so sorry about Donna's passing. Ever since we found out that you were my cousin, Donna and I were inseparable. We told everybody we were family. She made me laugh and I have many memorable memories of us together. She was a great mentor and mother figure for me but best of all, a great friend. Working with her at Elizabeth Ives school in North Haven made that place a better place. I loved her dearly which makes this even harder. If you ever need anything Dave, please don't hesitate to call me. R.I.P. XOXO

Posted by Marc Gaudio Jr - North Haven, CT - Family   June 18, 2019

Im so sorry to hear about Mrs. Doyle she was such a great teacher and woman. My son Brandon Sanzone had her from 3 years old until 11th grade. She was one of the reasons I went into teaching. May she rest in peace and condolences and prayers to the family.

Posted by Rebecca Sanzone - North Haven, CT   June 18, 2019

I was sad to hear about Donna's passing. I work at Clintonvile School and she was my son's teacher at Green Acres School. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Posted by Jackie Raymond - North Haven, CT - Coworker   June 18, 2019

We are sorry to hear of Donn's passing, May she be a guiding angel to watch over her loved ones

Posted by Diane Stone - Madison, CT - Friend   June 18, 2019

I send my biggest condolences's for the Doyle family. I had the opportunity for Mrs. Doyle to be my professor in my class year of 2015, she was always a warm embrace, always smiling and laughing to her students she loved dearly.I hope you all heal when you are ready, because she's going to want you all to know that she's going to be okay.

Posted by Kayla Acampora - North Haven, CT - Student   June 18, 2019

Donna will be truly missed. She had my son @NHHS for his 1st and part of his 2nd year. She was more than a kind and caring teacher she truly loved Jake.. Even checked on him in the Summer. We had great conversations. I know she was afraid of highest, she loved lobster rolls and she absolutely loved her daughters and husband. My prayers are with her family. RIP sweet angel you will be missed!

Posted by Lisa Leverich - North Haven, CT - Friend   June 18, 2019

I am so sorry for you and your families loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Posted by Jack Van Arsdale - Oxford, CT - Friend   June 18, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Donna was a very dedicated teacher with whom I had the privilege to work. She will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Ann White    June 17, 2019

Dear Dave Katie and Kerry. I am so very sorry about Donna. It is with such a sad heart that I write this now. I have so many wonderful memories of you Donna and the girls while they were growing up. I send my love and prayers to you all and will always treasure those times that I had with Donna and your family. Please feel free to contact me if there is ever anything that I can do for you all. With love, Barbara Nelson and family

Posted by Barbara Nelson - Hamden, CT - Family Friend   June 17, 2019

I enjoyed working with Donna. She was a very nice lady and great teacher. So very sorry for your loss!

Posted by Anna Ferretti - North Haven, CT - Coworker   June 17, 2019

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