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Paul F. Doherty

January 7, 1941 October 25, 2019
Paul F. Doherty
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Obituary for Paul F. Doherty

Paul F. Doherty, 78, of East Bridgewater, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 25, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with terminal brain cancer. He was the husband of his supportive and caring wife, Catherine E. (Powers) Doherty.

Born in Dorchester on January 7, 1941, he was the son of the late Eugene Doherty and Anne (McLaughlin) Doherty.

Paul was a manufacturing engineer for Boston Gear Works for over 40 years. He enjoyed Foxwoods, going for walks, and attending all of his grandchildren’s sporting events - never missing a game. Paul was happiest when he was by the ocean, where many unforgettable memories were made with his family at Rexhame Beach and during their annual summer vacation down the Cape in Falmouth. He always felt and expressed that “family is everything”.

Paul was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma four and a half years ago, and even after it advanced to brain cancer, he always maintained a positive perspective.

In addition to his wife, Catherine, Paul is survived by his children, Paul Doherty and his wife Rosann, Peter Doherty and his fiancée Debbie, Michael Doherty and his wife Yvonne, Anne Barbetto and her husband Ted, and Cathy Smith and her husband Greg; his grandchildren, Paul and his wife Kelly, Kerin, Gregory, Peter, Devinn, Chelsea, Theo, Adriana, Ashley, Ally, Jillian and Danny; his great-granddaughter, Heidi; his siblings, Gerard Doherty, Peter Doherty, Maureen Powers and the late Anne O’Malley, Kathleen Kelly and Joseph Doherty.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday October 28, 2019 from 4:00PM - 8:00PM at Russell & Pica Funeral Home, located at 441 South Main Street in West Bridgewater.

A funeral will be held on Tuesday October 29, 2019 beginning at 8:00AM, proceeding to a funeral mass to celebrate the repose of his soul at 9:00AM at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, located at 103 Center Street in Bridgewater. Interment to follow at Central Cemetery in East Bridgewater.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Old Colony Hospice
321 Manley St
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

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4:00 PM 10/28/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/28/2019 8:00:00 PM
Russell & Pica Funeral Home - West Bridgewater

441 S Main St.
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Russell & Pica Funeral Home - West Bridgewater
441 S Main St. West Bridgewater 02379 MA
United States





9:00 AM 10/29/2019 9:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church

103 Center Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324

St. Thomas Aquinas Church
103 Center Street Bridgewater 02324 MA
United States

Cemetery Details


Central Cemetery Final Resting Place

170 Central Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

170 Central Street East Bridgewater 02333 MA
United States

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