William Dougherty

October 24, 1925March 18, 2014

William Patrick Dougherty, 88, of South Orleans, passed away on March 18, 2014. His loving wife of 62 years, D. Eileen Dougherty, predeceased him on July 18, 2006. He also leaves three children, Dorleen Bates and her husband Kenn of Brewster, Willow MacLellan and her husband Jim of Eastham, and William H. Dougherty and his wife Sissy of Brewster; 5 grandchildren, Jeff Bates, Amanda Battles Santos, Patrick Eiler, William F. Dougherty and Brittany Dougherty; and 8 great grandchildren. He also leaves a sister Nadine Klemm of New Jersey. He was predeceased by his grand-daughter Tonya Bates . Bill was born in New Jersey on October 24, 1925 to William and Edith Dougherty. His father was career Navy. He joined the Navy himself during WWII and was a Seabee. He married his wife while in the service on August 19, 1944. They moved from Staten Island, NY in 1955 to his current home in South Orleans. At that time he built Bill’s Sunoco Service which is still a family owned business. He was also a founding member of the Orleans-Eastham Elks Club. He will always be remembered for his generosity in the community, for anyone who needed a helping hand. Burial will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1pm on Saturday June 14th, 2014 at Laurino’s restaurant, 3668 Route 6A, Brewster. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA of Brewster. For online condolences, please visit


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 14, 2014

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Dottie Root

March 28, 2014

My heartfelt sympathy to all of Bill's family. I hope you find peace in the memories of all the people who called him "FRIEND". He will be missed by so many.

Don & Jo Farley

March 25, 2014

RIP Great man and good friend to all in Orleans. He will be missed by his family and friends. God Bless Jo and Don Farley

March 25, 2014

I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was always so friendly and kind to me. I am sorry for your loss.
Tamsen Gill

Rick & Linda Fraser

March 22, 2014

We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. May your fond memories comfort you and bring you peace.

Laurel Labdon

March 20, 2014

My condolences to the family during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts...

Thomas Fuller

March 19, 2014

RIP. God bless you Bill. A man who never forgot where he came from. My sympathy to the family. Th:

March 19, 2014

RIP. God bless Bill, a man who never forgot where he came from. My sympathy goes out to all of you.

March 19, 2014

RIP. To a great man who never forgot where he came from. God bless you Bill.

Dan & Merredith

March 19, 2014

To all of Bill's family we want to add our sympathy at this time. He was a good friend going back to when we moved to South Orleans and SOGS, and was such a help through the years. A Great Guy.

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

March 18, 2014

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.