On July 16, 2018, Jacqueline Margaret Dougherty graduated to heaven to be with her dear husband Terry as well as family and friends. She was a loving, funny, and feisty treasure who modeled how a wife and mother can be. This legacy will always live on.
True to her nature, Jackie wrote her obituary several years ago. It is as follows: “Let this notification of death be received with joy and love. I truly have had a wonderful life for which I am extremely thankful.
I was preceded in death by my Mother, Gwen Caffrey McNulty, and Father, John B. McNulty, sister Alice Marie, step-parents Robert and Mary Carrigg, and my loving and devoted husband Terrance. I leave Children Bryan R. and wife Amy, Alice, Meghan and husband Dennis; Grandchildren Erin, Devin and husband Fernando, Cayla and husband Andrew, Emma, Madison & Josslyn; Great grandchildren Brooklyn, Aiden, Charity, Donovan and Josiah. Additionally Clara Diaz Sanchez and husband Valentin, their children Andrea and Paula of Switzerland.
I was a long time active member of St. Cecilia Church where I was active in the Women’s Club, Altar Guild, and Family Guild of St. Francis of Assisi.
I taught English as a second language at Tallowood Baptist Church and started a program at St. Cecilia. Under the direction of Bishop Rizzotto, I started the Prayer Blanket Ministry which was a joy to work on. I also have been an avid doll collector which I enjoyed as a hobby. A long time Houston resident, I was born in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania.”
Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 19th, between 4:00 – 6:00 pm with a Rosary at 5:00 pm at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive, Houston, Texas 77024. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Friday, July 20th, at 10:30 am at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with a reception following immediately. The committal service will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
- I was preceded in death by my Mother, Gwen Caffrey McNulty, and Father, John B. McNulty, sister Alice Marie, step-parents Robert and Mary Carrigg, and my loving and devoted husband Terrance. I leave Children Bryan R. and wife Amy, Alice, Meghan and husband Dennis; Grandchildren Erin, Devin and husband Fernando, Cayla and husband Andrew, Emma, Madison & Josslyn; Great grandchildren Brooklyn, Aiden, Charity, Donovan and Josiah. Additionally Clara Diaz Sanchez and husband Valentin, their children Andrea and Paula of Switzerland.
- Visitation Thursday, July 19, 2018
- Rosary Thursday, July 19, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 20, 2018
- Reception Friday, July 20, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, July 20, 2018
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Megan Dougherty Clinton
July 30, 2018
RIP Aunt Jackie. She will always be remembered as a beautiful, strong woman and I will cherish the time she shared and memories she created with our family. Distance may not have been on our side in recent years, but love and family is not bound by mere miles.
To Alice and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was an amazing wife, mother, woman, teacher & soul, and will always be of great influence to myself and my family. Thank you for sharing her with us! I know Uncle Terry is smiling once again xoxo
Dana Lund Hawkins
July 19, 2018
I have known Jackie over the years through Bryan and his family. Whenever we went to her home she was gracious, full of life, feisty, kind, and always smiling. She made us feel welcomed and part of the family. Jackie would feed us, ask how we were doing and she genuinely cared. I loved her ‘morhering’ style, always to the point with the knowledge of what was right or wrong. I will forever cherish my memories of her and her family.
July 19, 2018
Dear Bryan and Amy: May you find strength and comfort in your faith. I'm so sorry for your loss. Bryan, if you need someone to talk to, I'm here for you brother.
Mary Allbright (Schmidt)
July 18, 2018
For Brian, Alice, and Meghan and Family,
Much love to you all and peace during this time of great loss. I pray the angels that escorted her to the eternal gift of life now return to comfort you all. I always loved Jackie. Her laugh. My last time spent with her was so long ago. It was my grandmother's funeral. I was between her and my Dad as Aunt Mary, Aunt Margaret and Aunt Isabelle were setting the table for Thanksgiving actually after everything settled down. I am sure you remember the ranks. Aunt Mary was putting on a tablecloth and one of the Aunties would rip it off and put on a different one. Jackie and my Dad were giving play by play before it happened. Each would return and yank the tablecloth back off and put on the one they had previously placed. They were discussing these sisters and the fact they are the Generals. The way they were predictable and always close. I remember when each of you came home. The joy she and your Dad had as each of you filled that space in their home and heart. Never forgotten as you move forward. May there be only love filling your minds and hearts when you remember your Mom. Mary and Family