Marcella Diane Doyle
December 10, 1935 — March 2, 2022
Marcella Diane Doyle, daughter of Joseph and Marie Pelinski, was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Des Plaines, Ill., and passed away to be with her Lord Jesus Christ March 2, 2022 in Oak Harbor, Wash.
Marcie married her handsome sailor man, Leo, Sept. 21, 1957, and began a life together that would span 63 wonderful years. During this time, they lived and called home to Foley, Ala., Milton, Fla., Norfolk, Va., Pensacola, Fla., Kodiak, Alaska, Oak Harbor, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and then retiring in Oak Harbor in 1977.
Marcie was a parishioner at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church for over 50 years. Marcie never sat idle. She was a member and president of the Ladies Altar Society and one of the founding members of the National Organization of Catholic Daughters Society. She chaired the funeral receptions at the church for many years. How befitting it is that the first funeral reception allowed after COVID restrictions were lifted is for her. When not serving at the church, she volunteered at NAS Whidbey Naval Hospital, helped with Meals on Wheels and as room mother while her boys were in grade school.
Marcie enjoyed many things; her eyes would light up anytime the family would get together and she would go out of her way for absolutely everyone. She enjoyed baking chocolate chip, snickerdoodles and holiday themed cookies for Leo, her kids and grandkids. The first place the family would look when coming to visit is the pantry for the cookie tins. Keeping with her Polish heritage, she enjoyed preparing a variety of foods. The most popular were baking hoska bread, kolaczki cookies and apple slices that she learned from her mother. Since the mid-60s, Sunday morning sourdough pancakes have been a staple treat for breakfast for the family. Marcie was also a talented cake decorator and made cakes for birthdays and special occasions.
Marcie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, whether it was going fishing, crabbing, camping, and watching the Mariners spring training in Arizona, wine touring or the horse races with the church ladies. One highlight Marcie had was a river cruise with Leo and friends through Europe. Marcie was a great listener and was always interested in hearing about what was happening in your life. Those who knew Marcie loved her quick wit, beautiful smile and fun personality.
Marcie was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, and her daughter, Mary Catherine. She is survived by sons Michael (Darcy), Brian (Elizabeth), Kevin and Daniel. Marcie had seven grandchildren who she adored: Alan (Thandra), David, Matt (Becky), Corey (Jessica L.), Chris (Jessica N.), Jasmine (Marcus) and Ben. Marcie was blessed with six great-grandchildren: Tristan, Zachary, Deklan, Raelyn, Aria and McCoy.
A Life so beautifully lived and a heart so deeply loved by family and friends.
A funeral mass was be held March 16 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow at the church hall. The mass will be live streamed and available to view at www.facebook.com/STAOAKHARBORWA; click on videos.
Marcie will be interred at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash.
Arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Stucky Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. To leave messages or condolences for the Doyle family, please visit Marcella’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuneralhome.com.