MATTAPOISETT, Mass. — Charles Edward Hoye III, DMD, of Taunton and Mattapoisett, passed away peacefully January 9 at home surrounded by his family. He was the brother of Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River.
Hoye was born in Taunton, the eldest of nine children. He attended St. Mary’s Grammar School prior to graduating from Msgr. James Coyle High School in 1959, during which time he met the love of his life, Carolyn, and also tore up the basketball court. He went on to graduate from the College of the Holy Cross in 1963 and later received his doctorate of Medical Dentistry from Tufts Dental School in 1967.
After graduation he served two years as a captain in the USAF in Florida. Upon completion of his military service, he opened his dental practice in Taunton in 1969.
In his 42 years of practice he was a member of the ADA, MDS, SEDS and was voted “Best of the Best Dentist” in Taunton numerous times. He loved his staff, patients and his profession. He enjoyed golfing at CCNB, traveling, running, exercising at the YMCA, reading the latest technology and most of all spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his humor, quick wit, stellar meatloaf, loud laugh and vast knowledge of trivia. Above all he treasured the relationship he shared with his best friend, the love of his life — his wife Carolyn.
He was the son of the late Dr. Charles E. Hoye Jr. and Virginia (Cleary) Hoye of Taunton. He is survived by his dear wife of 50 years, Carolyn Jean (Driscoll) Hoye; daughters Kristin Frizzi and husband Dr. James Frizzi of Evans, Ga.; Kathleen Hoye, DMD and husband Kurt Federow of Needham; Lauren Kavanagh and husband Simon of Mattapoisett; Meghan Morrison and husband Jesse of Taunton; son Daniel C. Hoye and wife Rosemarie of Taunton.
Hoye is also survived by 16 grandchildren: Nick, Charlie, Paul, Caroline, Roderick, Jenna, Kiley, Erin, Finbar, Wyatt, Keira, Krista, Owen, Holly, Harris and Lily. He is also survived by siblings: William J. Hoye DDS; Thomas C. Hoye Sr.; Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye; David M. Hoye DMD; Stephen R. Hoye DDS; Sara-Ann (Hoye) Mullan MD; and James P. Hoye MD. He was also the brother of the late Robert P. Hoye DDS.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated for him on January 14 at St. Mary’s Church in Taunton. Interment followed at St. Francis Cemetery in Taunton.
Arrangements were handled by Crapo-Hathaway Family Funeral Home in Taunton.
Donations in Hoye’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s Square, Taunton, Mass. 02780.