Harold E. Doherty

January 27, 2016

Harold E. Doherty

HAROLD E. DOHERTY- of Andover, Wednesday, January 27th, seventy one years of age. Dear son of Ella (Langill) and the late Richard J. Doherty of Woburn. Beloved husband of Maureen A. (DuLong) Doherty of Andover. Devoted father of Kerri L. Farrington her husband Michael of N. Billerica, Meredith L. Gaudiano her husband Dominic of Northbridge and Gregory H. Doherty of Andover. Loving brother of Richard P. Doherty his wife Kathy of Stoneham. Cherished “Papa” of Connor M. Farrington, Lucia A. and Eliza L. Gaudiano. Dear son in-law of Margaret A. (Geoghegan) DuLong of Woburn. Precious uncle of Jamie Kenney of Hingham, Richard P. Doherty Jr., of Northborough, Michael Gibson of Long Island, NY and Christopher Gibson of New York City,NY. Also survived by his very special cousin Karen Gibson her husband Philip of Salisbury. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, February 1st at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Harold’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

Harold E. Doherty passed away unexpectedly at his home in Andover on Wednesday, January 27th. The beloved husband of Maureen (DuLong) Doherty, he was seventy one years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of Ella (Langill) Doherty of Woburn and the late Richard J Doherty. Raised and educated in Woburn, Harold was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1963.

While in High School Harold was reacquainted with an old family friend, Maureen DuLong. They began dating and in 1967 they married, to whom he has been devoted to over forty nine years.

Harold graduated from Bentley College in 1970 in Marketing and Finance. He had been working for Asoma Corperation,in Boston as Chief Financial Officer. In 1981, Harold began entertaining the idea of developing his own company in plastics engineering. When 1984 arrived , it all came to fuition and American Polymers Inc., was incorporated having companies in both Worcester and Oxford.

At home Harold was the consummate husband and dad. Having three children, he and Maureen were kept very busy. He enjoyed participating in everything his children were involved in. Coaching their teams, participating in all their academic and social activities, Harold made time for it all. Family vacations were always fun and educational! Often times just getting in the RV for weekend jaunts to places of historical interest or several weeks touring around places again of historical value! Harold always felt there was something to be learned at every presenting opportunity.

As the children married and grandchildren began arriving, “Papa” became the new monica. He loved every minute of being Papa. Again every opportunity was a learning experience and this too he lovingly passed on to them! Day, weekend or a week at a time, Papa took the opportunity to travel and teach! Papa’s relationship was special to all. As a group and to each grandchild individually, Papa always took the time to make each feel special.

Harold always enjoyed a round of golf with friends, colleagues and clients. Whether it was at a course in Worcester, Oxford or Andover, golf always made for great conversation! When the football season began though, Harold was a thirty nine year dedicated ticket holder of the New England Patriots.

Harold was truly the “go to person” throughout his life. Family, friends, colleagues, employees alike, he was there for them all. Trouble, advice, fixing something, direction, monetary reasons, he was there; to help, advise and follow through to the end of whatever was needed. Harold was always a man of his word.

Sadly Harold was predeceased by his Dad, Richard.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Maureen A. (DuLong) Doherty of Andover; his mother, Ella (Langill) Doherty of Woburn; his children, Kerri L. Farrington her husband Michael of N. Billerica, Meredith L. Gaudiano her husband Dominic of Northbridge and Gregory H. Doherty of Andover; his brother, Richard P. Doherty his wife Kathy of Stoneham; his grandchildren, Connor M. Farrington, Lucia A. and Eliza L. Gaudiano; his mother in-law, Margaret A. (Geoghegan) DuLong of Woburn; his nieces and nephews, Jamie Kenney of Hingham, Richard P. Doherty Jr., of Northborough, Michael Gibson of Long Island, NY and Christopher Gibson of New York City,NY; as well as his very special cousin Karen Gibson her husband Philip of Salisbury.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, February 1st at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Harold’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Barbara Hurley – Maureen, I always looked forward to family and social events if you and Harold were going to be there. It always insured a great time and lots of love. Watching our children grow up together is something I am thankful for. 1967 was a big year for us and now we have seen the future. Our children are grown, our grandchildren are growing. I am happy to know that Harold was such a great part of the times. Your memories are rich. I know they will guide you through the next years of your life. I’m sure Harold and Richard are discussing golf and the Pats right now. Love to you, Kerri, Meredith and Greg. Barbara

  2. MAUREEN I HOPE YOU REMEMBER US Clare and Bob Cannon we are in Florida and want to express our sorry on hearing about the passing of your husband Harold you and yours are in our prayers Please give your mom a hug from us and hope to get to see all of you maybe in May

  3. Maureen and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Hal was a wonderful and special person and will be missed. Lots of great memories of softball coaching, etc. Sending sympathy and prayers,

    Eileen Riley Thatcher

  4. Maureen and Family,
    My deepest condolences.
    Remembering Hal and our times at API bring back happy memories. I learned a lot from him and it has served me well.
    best wishes
    Bruce Ruderman

  5. Peace of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family. May he rest in peace.
    God Bless You, Maureen

    Margie Boudreau,Elsasser

  6. Maureen,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this troublesome time. May god bless your family.

    Jim Anderson
    Dunedin, Fl.
    (52 Creston Ave)

  7. Maureen and family;
    So sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers always. Harry will always be remembered and again our deepest sympathies for your loss. Cathy and jeff Brogvan

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