Casey Funeral Home

350 Slosson Ave, Staten Island, NY


Daniel J. Dougherty

November 4, 1928August 4, 2019

Daniel J. Dougherty, Sr. died peacefully in his home in Staten Island, New York on Sunday, August 4,2109 at age 90. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Agnes Dougherty (née Broas), as well as five children (Mary A. Dooling of Endicott, NY, Daniel J. Dougherty, Jr. of Brooklyn, NY, Danna M. Dougherty of Staten Island, NY, Patricia Marcotte of London, Ontario, Canada, and William R. Dougherty of Bronxville, NY), as well as seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Thomas F. Dougherty. Mr. Dougherty graduated from Fordham University in 1950, and from St. John's University Law School in 1953. He was a trial lawyer for most of his career with Kirlin, Campbell & Keating in Manhattan, defending shipowners in many famous marine disasters, including the murder of Leon Klinghoffer aboard the hijacked cruise ship, SS Achille Lauro, by members of the Palestinian Liberation Front. He was a member of the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute and lectured on five continents. He was also an avid long distance runner who won a national age group championship and ran a 2:54 marathon at age 50.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Daniel J. Dougherty

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Donald Danilek

August 11, 2019

Dan was the quintessential gentleman and good friend. It was my privilege to be his law partner and business associate for many years. Dan and I had the same initials and referred to each other as "dee squared." He was so proud of his beloved Mary and all their family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon Dan Dougherty. My sincerest condolences to all the Dougherty family.

Donald J. Danilek
Keswick, VA