Doyle and Drake wed

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:45pm

Thomas and Patricia Doyle of Block Island are thrilled to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kathleen Patricia Doyle, to Gregory William Drake on Oct. 19, 2013. The groom is the son of Margaret and Gregory Drake of Chelsea, Massachusetts and Donegal, Ireland.

The couple were married by the Rev. Thomas Halkovic, CSC at St. Andrew’s Church on Block island. An evening of dancing, eating, drinking, singing and general merriment followed at the Spring House Hotel.

Margaret Doyle was the matron of honor and Sarah Slater was the maid of honor. Anh Cahill, Kim Doan, Aileane Doherty, Mary Kate Doyle, Meg Lynch Doyle, Bridget Gardner, Gabrielle O’Sullivan, and Elizabeth McCormick served as bridesmaids.

Stephen Dooher and Blake Peters served as best men. The groomsmen were Thomas Barry, Ryan Daniels, John Doyle, Tommy Doyle, Toby Hober, and William Porter.

The couple’s nieces and nephews, Cameron Hough, Kali Hough, Hattie Doyle, Claire Jacobson, Murphy Doyle, Jack Doyle, Annabelle Doyle, James Jacobson, and Charlie Doyle, were the junior attendants and the best dancers of the evening!

The bride is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Connecticut Medical School. She completed Internal Medicine residency at Brown University, where she also served as chief resident. She then attended the Harvard Palliative Medicine fellowship program and now works as a Palliative Care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The groom received a BA from Georgetown University, an MAT from Boston University, and an MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thereafter he was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany. He currently teaches history at Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts.

Despite attending the same university, living in the same dormitory freshman year, rowing on the crew team and being next to each other in both the freshman face book and year book, the couple didn’t meet until 22 years later in Boston. They were engaged at the Mohegan Bluffs in May and couldn’t imagine getting married any place other than Block Island. The couple now makes their home in Somerville, Mass.