Paul J. Doherty

July 28, 2007

Paul J. Doherty
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

PAUL J. “CHEEPIE” DOHERTY – in N. Billerica, formerly of Woburn, Saturday, July 28th, beloved husband of Mary (DeMone) Doherty. Devoted father of Paul M. of N. Billerica, Barry of N. Andover, Catherine Preble and her husband Stephen of Rome, NY and Lynne Farrah and her husband John of Debary, FL. Dear brother of the late Norma McFadden, Ethel Graham, Frederick Doherty and Louise Manley. Loving grandfather of Shaun Preble of NY, Brian Preble and his wife Brenda of Alaska, Stephen C. Preble of Alaska, Kate Saville and her husband David of NY, Jami and Rebecca Farrah of FL and great granddaughter Emma Saville of NY. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, August 2, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Doherty’s memory to a charity of one’ choice.

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OBITUARY:

Paul J. “Cheepie” Doherty of N. Billerica, formerly of Woburn, passed away on Saturday, July 28th, at the Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in N. Billerica. The beloved husband of Mary (DeMone) Doherty, he was eighty-three years of age. Born in Woburn, Cheepie as he was fondly known, was the son of the late Frederick and Catherine (James) Doherty. Brought up in the Hammond Square section of Woburn, Mr. Doherty was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1942. An outstanding athlete, he played basketball at Woburn High School, the Woburn City Team and professional basketball for the New England Hobos. The spectators watched the Hobos, who won several championships, at the old YMCA in Woburn.

In 1943, Mr. Doherty enlisted in the United States Army to serve his country during WWII. Upon his return home to Woburn, he attended Curry College for two years. In 1950, Mr. Doherty married his beloved wife, Mary, to whom he was devoted for fifty-seven years and together raised four children. A very close knit family, the Doherty’s enjoyed many family gatherings over the years and summer vacations at Hampton Beach. Mr. Doherty loved being in the company of family and friends, who loved him dearly and were the beneficiaries of his kind and gentle manner. In addition to his family, he loved the challenge of a good poker game and horse racing. During the sixties, the Doherty’s relocated to Tewksbury where they resided until 2003 when they moved to N. Billerica.

An employee for the United States Postal Service , Mr. Doherty worked for over twenty years as a letter carrier from the Lexington Post Office. He was also a member of the Tewksbury Elks, the American Legion in Woburn and a Life Member of the Towanda Club. Proud of his Irish Heritage, he was grateful throughout his life for his family, his many wonderful friends and the many beautiful memories they shared.

Mr. Doherty was predeceased by his siblings, Norma McFadden, Ethel Graham, Frederick Doherty and Louise Manley.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Mary (DeMone) Doherty, his children, Paul M. of N. Billerica, Barry of N. Andover, Catherine Preble and her husband Stephen of Rome, NY and Lynne Farrah and her husband John of Debary, FL. Loving grandfather of Shaun Preble of NY, Brian Preble and his wife Brenda of Alaska, Stephen C. Preble of Alaska, Kate Saville and her husband David of NY, Jami and Rebecca Farrah of FL and great granddaughter Emma Saville of NY. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, August 2, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Doherty’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Sending our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. We hope that you will find comfort now that he is at peace and in God’s hands.

    Marge & Jack

  2. Dianne & Leon Glenna
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these most difficult days. We know that it has been a struggle for you all, but we hope you find comfort in knowing that he is now in a better place and is at peace.

  3. Cathy & family,

    You’re all in our thoughts and prayers- Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    It’s been a tough couple of months but he’s in a better place with no more suffering. Keep him in your memories and know that there are friends who care.

  4. Russ and Mary Ann Hertel
    Our deepest sympathy. Your love and memories of Paul will keep him forever close to your hearts in the years to come.

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