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Obituary for Thomas M Dougherty Jr.

Thomas M  Dougherty Jr.
Thomas M. “Tom” Dougherty, Jr., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2017, with his loving wife by his side. He was 80 years old.

Tom was born in Brooklyn, New York to Thomas M. Dougherty, Sr., and Frances (Romenski) Dougherty. He graduated from Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn. He then went on to the College of the Holy Cross where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1958 and was captain of the swim team.

In 1959, Tom married Janet Lynch in St. Mel’s Church in Flushing, New York.

From 1959-1960, Tom served his country proudly with the Counter Intelligence Corp of the United States Army in Germany.

In his professional career, Tom worked for Lederle Laboratories and Marmon-Keystone Corporation in Butler, Pennsylvania and Worcester.

Some of Tom’s happiest moments were spent in celebration of his children and grandchildren’s milestones. He especially enjoyed family vacations on Cape Cod and the Outer Banks. He was an avid runner, bird watcher, reader, crossword puzzle solver and trivia lover.

Tom is survived by his best friend and wife of 58 years, Janet (Lynch) Dougherty; his five children, Regina Hall and her husband Timothy of Potomac, Maryland, Thomas G. Dougherty and his wife Holly of Glen Allen, Virginia, Adrienne Martin and her husband Robert of Richmond, Virginia, Marie Gould and her husband Christopher of Prospect, Kentucky, Dr. David Dougherty and his wife Deborah of Richmond, Virginia, and Marianne MacDonald and her husband, John “Tri”, of Arlington, Virginia; sixteen grandchildren: Patrick, Mairin, Luke and Owen Hall; Quinn and Riley Dougherty: Thomas Sheppard and Lee Martin; Elise and Griffin Gould; Cole, Ella and Julia Dougherty; Kelsey, Amanda and Hayden MacDonald; a sister, Claudia Tyrrell, of Keyport, New Jersey, and a brother, Bernard Dougherty and his wife Kathy of Tucson, Arizona. A brother, Robert Dougherty, predeceased him.

Tom’s family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Notre Dame Long Term Care in Worcester who served him so devotedly for the past five years. We are eternally grateful.

Family and friends are invited to visit with Tom’s family on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. in the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. A funeral Mass celebrating his life will be on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. Memorial contributions may be made to: Commonwealth Autism at http://www.autismva.org/support-us and 4108 E. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA 23228 and UMMF-MSA Neurology at http://www.umassmed.edu/advancement/ways-to-give/tribute-giving/
and 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

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