IN MEMORIAM: Serge Doyen

by Jane Ahrens

Serge Doyen passed away on November 22, 2012. Serge was the last of three brothers whose family owned and ran Doyen’s Store in the Fishers Island village.

Serge married his first wife Janice, a school teacher, here on the island. They raised three children – Serge Jr., James, and Debbie. After Janice passed away, over 20 years ago, he met and married his second wife, Jo Ann and moved to Mystic, CT., where Jo Ann still resides.

Serge was a graduate of Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy. He was also a very active Fishers Island resident. He was a 60-year plus member of the Fire Department, serving 20 years as a Fire Commissioner, a member of the School Board, the first manager of the Ferry District, and served 20 years on the Southold Town Zoning Board. He was known to most as the local wine merchant and was a real expert on wines. Also a great talker and joke teller, he had the gift for gab, chatting with all – you always had to ask him to give you the short version!

At his request, he did not want an obituary or service, and I’m sure that he would not be happy with this, but as an old friend, I wanted those who knew him to know that he has passed on and remind all that he served the island well.

Our thoughts go out to Jo Ann and his children.
A Friend

PS: Serge – I just gave the short version!

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USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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