Please be in prayer for the family of an old and familiar Francis O'Neill Club friend and member, Mike Doyle. He passed away August 31. FON members Mary Mahoney, Katie Mahoney, and Cathleen Hansen were cousins of his. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
He was such a familiar face at both the FON and the IAHC. Mike was always at the Ceili and always ready to Sean-Nos. Any time there was a musical gathering, he rarely refused an offer to get up and dance. I'm sure you can picture him now doing his "hops." He was in such great shape for his age! Remarkably, he just had his 94th birthday on July 16! Giving everyone a big "Hello" as a greeting, it seemed like he had a pretty big fan club! He was quiet but observant. He will be missed.
Keep those dancing shoes on Mike, the Upstairs Ceili must have needed another partner.
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Patrick Fathers or the Irish American Heritage Center.
http://www.gffh.com/ If you wish to send a card:
The Family of Michael Doyle
2043 N. Newland Ave
Chicago, IL 60707