NORTH ATTLEBORO - Dorothy “Phyllis” Coyle, 86, of North Attleboro died Saturday, June 17, 2017 after a courageous battle against complications related to surgery in March.
Dot was retired from New England Telephone where she had worked since her teens. She began her career as an operator and worked for decades as an investigator. She was very active in several local senior groups and especially enjoyed line-dancing with a network of friends.
Dot married John Coyle, Jr. on August 7, 1953 at Dorchester Temple Baptist Church. They lived in Dorchester until 1969 before moving to Norton, then to Stoughton. They had lived in North Attleboro since 2004. John died on February 18, 2011.
She is survived by her three children and their spouses: Beverley and her husband, Richard Andrade of Norton, John and his wife Elizabeth Coyle of Attleboro, and Susan and her husband Sherman Layton of Norton. She also leaves behind five grandchildren: Jessica Eppner and her husband Michael of Foxboro, Jennifer Koziol and her husband Andrew of Providence, Mathew Layton of Brooklyn NY, Michael Layton of Norton and Christopher Coyle of Lawrenceburg, TN.
The greatest joy of her the last two years of her life were her three young ‘greats:’ Max Dixon Eppner, Dylan Elizabeth Eppner and Leo Grey Koziol. She also enjoyed the company of her family, her second family at First Baptist Church and many other friends including, for the past six years, the “Thursday Morning Poker Girls.”
Born in Stoughton on February 13, 1931, she was the daughter of Greenwood Ambrose and Helen Jollimore. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Jane and her husband Donald Wasson of Des Moines, Washington, as well as her brothers Eliot and Greenwood ‘Junior’ Jollimore.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 22nd from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 2 South Main St., Sharon, MA. Burial to follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum, Attleboro Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 2 South Main St., Sharon, MA 02067.
To sign an online guestbook for Dot, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.