Margaret Alice O'Doherty

October 25, 1924April 4, 2019

Margaret Alice O’Doherty, the wife of the late Hugh Joseph O’Doherty Jr., was 94 years old when she peacefully entered the Lord’s embrace in her New Britain, CT, home, surrounded by her loving family, on April 4th, 2019. Margaret was an amazingly caring woman who dedicated her life to her family and the service of others. She always made time to help those in need and her home was open to all. She was born on October 25th, 1924 in Providence, Rhode Island to the late William and Ellen Shaw. As a member of Saint Jerome church, she actively served in the Legion of Mary and Prayer Line, and as a Eucharistic minister, and choir member. She was also a long-time volunteer for Hospice and the Hospital for Special Care. She thoroughly enjoyed her monthly outings with the Red Hatters and loved to travel, grabbing her hat at any suggestion to go on an adventure. She was employed by Northeast Utilities for over 30 years.

Margaret will be dearly missed by all who knew her, including her cherished children, Karen Kundra and spouse Sally Gaski of Kensington, Paul O’Doherty and wife Wendy of Southington, Mary Marturano and husband Dennis of Kensington, Peter O’Doherty (deceased), Eileen Fisher and husband Keith of Corning, New York and Jeanne Marie Pittman, her grandchildren, Shawn O’Doherty (who lovingly cared for her for many years), Alyssa and Adam Countryman, Jimi Marturano, Jonathan and Megan O’Doherty, John, Joey and James Fisher, her great-grandchildren, Austin, Annie and Axel Countryman as well as her brother-in-law, and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews and numerous good friends who loved and supported her for many years. Margaret is pre-deceased by her husband Hugh, son Peter, sister Isabel, and two brothers Arthur and Alfred Shaw.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 9th, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at 9:30am at the New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM at St. Jerome Church, 1010 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT. There will be a luncheon at the funeral home reception hall following the mass. Margaret will be buried at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, (St. Jerome’s), and the Pro-life Ministry. Please visit this website for directions or to leave an on-line condolence:


  • William Shaw, Father
  • Ellen Shaw, Mother
  • Hugh Joseph O'Doherty Jr., Husband
  • Paul and Wendy O'Doherty, Son
  • Peter O'Doherty, Son
  • Karen Kundra and Sally Gaski, Daughter and Spouse
  • Mary and Dennis Marturano, Daughter
  • Eileen and Keith Fisher, Daughter
  • Jeanne Marie Pittman, Daughter
  • Shawn O’Doherty, Alyssa and Adam Countryman, Jimi Marturano, Jonathan and Megan O’Doherty, and John, Joey and James Fisher, Grandchildren
  • Austin, Annie and Axel Countryman, Great Grandchildren
  • Isabel, Arthur and Alfred Shaw, Siblings
  • She is also survived by her brother-in-law, and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews and numerous good friends who loved and supported her for many years.


  • Calling Hours Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Margaret Alice O'Doherty

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April 11, 2019

My condolences to Mary and her family. Mary, I know how important your family is to you. My thoughts are prayers are with you.

Deb Marturano

April 10, 2019

Mary and family, Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a sweet and kind person and always had a nice word to say.
May you be comforted by the Lord, until you meet her again on the other side of glory!

Janet McCann

April 10, 2019

My condolences to Mary and her family. Margaret sounds like a wonderful woman. She has left a life well lived and a family well loved.

Paula Miklave

April 6, 2019

Wendy, Paul ,and family members-I just wanted to send my deepest sympathies to all of you on the loss of your mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Paula Miklave

June Taraschuk

April 5, 2019

Always loved your Mom. She was always loving towards everyone and took time to talk with me about everything whenever we were together. Amazing Mom and gracious woman.

Janice Lund

April 5, 2019

Grandma O'Doherty is one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. I feel honored to have known her. She was so loved by everyone who knew her.
She will be missed and forever loved.