OBITUARY

John R. Doherty

August 6, 1931April 13, 2019
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John R. Doherty of Monroe, CT, passed away on April 13, 2019 with wife Lois and family at his bedside after a long period of declining health. He was 87.

John was born in Bridgeport, to the late Harold and Jane Doherty. He was a graduate of Fairfield Prep, Stevens Institute of Technology and the Cleveland Marshall School of Law. He began his career with Union Carbide Corporation. Later, private practice of counsel with Wiggen & Dana in New Haven, CT. He so enjoyed family vacations and was an avid Dodgers fan. John played baseball for many years through out high school and college. He also enjoyed photography the hobby of ham radios, of which he made several and contacted many operators worldwide. John and family were active members of St. Theresa Church, where he was helpful with clergy meetings when the planning for regionalization of parochial schools in the area were being considered.

John was married to Lois Mary Anne Geoghegan for 61 years. He was the father of seven children: Thomas, Patricia, Eileen, Margaret Mary, John, Paul and Lois, as well as nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for John (Jack) Doherty on Tuesday, April 23 at 11am at St. Jude Parish, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Burial to immediately follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Dorothy Aubin

April 20, 2019

Our condolences to the Doherty family,

Losing a spouse and a dad can be extremely difficult because you are losing a source of strength, stability and consistency in your life. We are sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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Kathleen Smith

April 17, 2019

My memories of Uncle Jack are of his quiet, thoughtful presence. While we kids clamored around, driving our Aunt crazy, Uncle Jack put up with the noise and interjected a well-timed comment or two, usually joking or reminding us to behave. It was clear to see that his children adored him. He will be sorely missed.

Kathleen Doherty Czikowsky

April 15, 2019

While I was working in downtown Bridgeport, I’d bump into Uncle Jack and we’d have a nice chat for a few minutes. He always had his hat.....a Doherty thing. When he was in St Joseph’s Manor, we had a lovely conversation, mostly about family reminisces and dogs. Come to find out while we were both working in New Haven on Church Street, our offices were directly across the street from each other! Just knowing that made me feel comforted, and something very special. It was a blessing. We were sharing the same city streets once again. He loved sitting on a bench in the Green at lunch.

My heartfelt condolences to the Doherty Family. Uncle Jack was always a true joy in my eyes, heart and memories.

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