Catherine Josephine Doherty

Born March 12, 1935

DOHERTY 04-29-2018

Catherine Josephine Doherty, nee Madden, resident of Lisle, passed away on April 29. 2018 at the age of 83. A dedicated sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Catherine was beloved by everyone she encountered.

Born as the youngest of eight children on March 12, 1935 to Norah and Patrick Madden in Mount Daisy, Co Mayo, Ireland, Catherine was affectionally known as “Josie” as a girl. Catherine later emigrated to Chicago in 1953 at only 17 years old. She settled in South Holland with her husband William to raise their family. Catherine is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, William; her precious children MaryLynn (Joseph) Zajdel, Brian (Barbara), Eileen (Eric) Fudala, Neil (Janet); and her adoring grandchildren Claire & Grace Zajdel; Kevin, Kristin & Michael Doherty; Bridget & Hannah Fudala; Julia, Dan & Colin Doherty. She was youngest daughter of the Madden family, sister to Mary, John, Bridie, Nora, Michael, Patrick and Rita.

Visitation Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, IL 60532 from 6-9 PM. In state Wednesday, 10:00 AM at Villa St. Benedict Chapel, 1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532 until time of Mass 11:00 AM. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL Thursday, 11:00 AM.

She will be remembered for her spunk, wit and energy and her unparalleled devotion to her loved ones. Catherine’s strength of character and faith was an inspiration to those around her and will carry on in the spirit of those whom she touched.



  • Visitation Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • Lying in State Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 2, 2018


  • Interment

Catherine Josephine Doherty

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Chuck Kantor

May 15, 2018


Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Hopefully the great memories of the things you shared with your mom over the years will help ease the pain during this difficult time.

Chuck Kantor


May 11, 2018

Dear Family Doherty My sincere condolences for the lost of your beloved Catherine, that our God give peace and comfort to your lives in this time of sadness. Philiphians 4:6,7. My thought are with the Family.

Bob Adams

May 5, 2018

Brian and family

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Bob Adams
MU Scholar Alum '82

Tom Driscoll

May 3, 2018

Brian, Barb,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope the great memories of your mom/mom-in-law will help you through this difficult time. You and your family are in our prayers.

Thomas Galassini

May 2, 2018

May beautiful memories and love support your family during this time.

Nirav Shah

April 30, 2018

I pray for special courage peace and love for your family and you. It's not easy to cope with the loss of a mother.
Please stay strong. May her soul rest in peace!


April 30, 2018

Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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