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Doherty, Patrick A.

Doherty, Patrick

Patrick Aloysius Doherty, a resident of Marco Island FL, and formerly of Hyannis and Dedham, died Saturday, July 27, 2018 in Scituate, MA. Louie, as he was known to his family and friends, was born March 14, 1930 in County Mayo, Ireland, the son of John and Mary (Cooney) Doherty, and graduated from St. Patrick’s College in Ireland (the equivalent of an American High School).  He emigrated to the United States in 1949, at the age of 19, and worked for a year as an automobile mechanic for Kane’s Chevrolet in Dorchester until he was inducted into the US Army to serve during the Korean War. Louie was honorably discharged as a Corporal in December of 1953.  He was naturalized as a US Citizen in 1954.  In 1955 he married his beloved wife, Helen (Cradock) to whom he has been married for 62 years.  In 1960 Louie started working as a machinist for MIT Lincoln Labs in Bedford, where he stayed for 35 years until his retirement in 1995. Louie loved to spend time with family and friends; he was a favorite to be called on for his rendition of “Danny Boy” or I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen”. He was a wonderful singer and enjoyed ballroom dancing with his Helen. He was a great story teller and frequently said that the secret to a long life and marriage was to share a laugh every day.  In addition to his wife Helen, of Jamaica Plain, he is the loving father of Maureen Debler, and her husband Will, of Walpole, Shawna Leary, and her husband David, of Mansfield, Michael Doherty and his wife Annie, of Burlington, and Sheila Perilli and her husband Robert, of North Attleboro, He was also the father of the late Patricia Nicholls, and the brother of the late Frances Doherty. Louie was the proud grandfather of 16, and great-grandfather of 4.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, August 1st, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 420 High Street, Dedham  1 at 11:00 AM.  Private interment will be in the National Cemetery at Bourne at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Patrick’s name may be made to Dana Farber/Brigham & Women’s Pediatric Cancer Center, 450 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Deb and Scott giroux
    July 30th, 2018 | 8:20 am

    Shawna and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. God bless!

    Deb and Scott Giroux

  2. Kathy and Tom
    July 30th, 2018 | 3:06 pm

    Shawna, So sorry for the loss of your wonderful Dad. Please know that we are thinking about you and your family everyday. Praying for love and peace for all your family. God Bless!

  3. Tom, Mary and the Cradocks
    July 30th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

    Helen and family, sincere sympathies to you all on the sad loss of beloved Pat. We have very fond memories of his Irish visit, his singing and the memorable waltzing exhibition on a dodgy ankle!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. May he rest in peace!

  4. July 31st, 2018 | 4:13 pm

    Dear Helen, we are so sorry for your loss. We understand your heartache as we lost our dad a little over a year ago. We hope that time will ease your sorrow and memories will comfort you. We hope to see you soon as we always love our conversations with you by the pool. Melanie & Michelle B 7 SBW

  5. Katie&Joe Foley
    August 1st, 2018 | 8:56 am

    Dear Helen & family
    Just heard the sad news of Pat’s passing & so sorry we
    are not able to attend the services. We willl remember Pat in our thoughts and prayers. He was a true gentelman and will be missed.
    Love Katie & Joe

  6. August 1st, 2018 | 9:51 am

    Dear Helen & Family
    So sorry to hear the sad news of Pat’s passing and that we are unable to attend his services personally. He was a true gentleman and will be missed. We will remember Pat and all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Katie & Joe

  7. Patrick Foley
    August 1st, 2018 | 10:11 am

    Dear Helen and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Pat’s passing, and that we are unable to attend his services personally. He was a true gentleman and will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Joe and Katie Foley

  8. Judy and Phil Herderhurst
    August 1st, 2018 | 5:04 pm

    Dear Helen and Family
    Phil and I are very sorry for your loss of Pat. You will all be remembered in our prayers

  9. Joanne Roderick
    August 2nd, 2018 | 10:39 am

    Shawna, my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing that your Dad has been welcomed home and that you now have a special guardian angel watching over all of you. Praying you feel comforted by the love of family and friends as you navigate your way through the next few days and weeks ahead.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Joanne Roderick

  10. Cathy Olsen Whitney
    August 2nd, 2018 | 8:02 pm

    Helen and family:
    So sorry for your loss. We remember you all so fondly and send love and peace from Buddy, Violet and all the Olsen’s.

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