Becker Funeral Home


Harriet Dougherty

July 9, 1938May 31, 2021

Dougherty, Harriet was born in Jersey City but raised her four children in Hillsdale, NJ. She peacefully left this world on May 31, 2021. Her greatest joys were her four children and their spouses, her eleven grandchildren, and her seven great-grandchildren. She loved travel, volunteering her time, supporting the endeavors of her grandchildren, and Notre Dame football. Her life’s work was instilling good values and morals in her family and providing an endless supply of happy memories. She has gone on to reunite with her husband, Terrence, and daughter, Nancy. She is forever loved and remembered by Laura and John Ely, Maureen and Gary Kuhl, Michael and Richele Dougherty, and David Middlemas. She continues to be treasured by her grandchildren, Jeremy, Sara, Daniel, Maggie, Megan, Terry, Matthew, Ame, Thomas, and Zack, and her great-grandchildren, Emma, Kielty, Finn, Shepherd, Quinn, Layla, and Tobin. A viewing will be held at Becker Funeral Home in Westwood, NJ on Sunday from 2-6pm. A Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church in Hillsdale, NJ on Monday at 10am. Burial to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital


  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 6, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Interment

    Monday, June 7, 2021


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Michael Fundaro

June 5, 2021

I will never forget the Notre Dame vs. Maryland tailgate Dan brought me to at Giants Stadium. The Kickoff Classic. This was the first time I got to meet Grams' children, all of Dan's aunts and uncles. Even though I must've been only 10, I vividly remember how welcomed I was made to feel. As if I was part of the family. That made me so happy.

Harriet definitely instilled those values. For that I am grateful.

Gary Kuhl

June 4, 2021

Mom (because she wouldn’t allow me to call her Harriet) taught all of us how to LIVE, LAUGH and LOVE with grace and pride. We will greatly miss her in our daily lives while we continue to live by her example. We are comforted knowing that she has reunited with Terrence, Nancy and all of her loved ones that passed before her. Each of us can only hope to touch as many lives as she did.


Pamela Sturt

June 2, 2021

Laura & family, so sorry for your loss.

Lozita Van

June 2, 2021

This came as a HUGE blow ! Harriet was a coworker, a guide and most of all a very dear friend. We were all part of the cardiology Dept at Pascack Valley Hospital and enjoyed many years, laughter and tears together.
My heartfelt sorrow goes out to her beloved family which we all knew well through Harriet’s love and pride.
She must be happy to be with her Terrence once again.
With my love to all of you,
(EEG Tech back then)

Robin Payne

June 2, 2021

Still trying to come to grips with this. You have been a big part of my life since Nancy, Laura and I played basketball together. You continued to help me deal with Nancy passing away. I remember You, Mr. D, my parents and the Kucks' being the parents who would go to our basketball games and then go to someone's house and celebrate. We would be happy going to Burger King! Good times, good times! I will also miss our banter on UNC versus ND in basketball and football every season. Giving big hugs to Laura, Mo, Michael, David and their families. Love you guys 💔❤

Gloria Bello

June 2, 2021

Deepest sympathies to the family. Harriet was a delightful, wonderful woman and I will miss her smile, her sense of humor and her presence.