John J. ‘Jack’ Doherty

February 16, 2016

John J. ‘Jack’ Doherty
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

John J. “Jack” Doherty- of Woburn, Tuesday, February 16th. Dear brother of the late William Doherty, Ruth Connolly, Edmund, Robert, Ernest, Daniel, Charles, Eugene and Thomas Doherty. Jack is lovingly survived by his sister-in-law Mrs Edmund (Virginia) Doherty of Woburn, along with many loving nieces, nephews, great and grand. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, February 19th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours Thursday evening 4 – 7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Jack’s memory to Care Dimensions Hospice, 70 Walnut St Ste 301, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard, Norton, MA 02766.

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OBITUARY:

John ‘Jack’ Doherty passed away peacefully at his home on February 16th, with his family by his side.

Born in Woburn he was the son of the late William and Nora (McHale) Doherty. Jack was a member of the well-known Doherty golfing family – he had eight brothers and one sister. He was proceeded in death by his sister Ruth Connolly and brothers William, Edmund, Robert, Ernest, Daniel, Charles, Eugene, and Thomas Doherty. Jack is lovingly survived by his sister-in-law Mrs. Edmund (Virginia) Doherty of Woburn, along with many loving nieces, nephews, great and grand.

Jack was a true Woburnite, proud of his roots here and his family’s long tradition in Woburn.

As a youth Jack was a great athlete part of the competitive Doherty clan. Jack loved sports especially hockey. His passion started skating at the pond down on Holton Street. The Doherty boys had their own team and would often challenge teams from Winchester to play them. Jack continued play through high school and even on a semi-pro team before the war. Even in his later years Jack enjoyed to watch hockey on television – he truly loved the game.

Jack and several of his brothers – six to be exact all served their country in World War II. Jack joined the Army and was proud of his duty fighting in the European front during the war.

After the war Jack had many jobs working first at Beattie Oil with his brother Ernie, then as the assistant golf pro at Woburn Country Club, and finally running the Montvale Package Store, which he purchased with his cousin and business partner Leo McHugh. Jack worked at the package store until the 1990’s when he retired. The package store supplied many stories and friendships over the years.

Golf had always been an important part of his life. Growing up in the golfing Doherty family, many of his fondest memories where of times he spent playing golf with family and friends. As a kid jack was a caddie at both Woburn and Winchester Country Clubs. Later in life Jack was the assistant pro at Woburn Country Club. Jack often talk fondly of the time he drove out to California with his brother Ernie, who had qualified for the U.S. Amateur Golfing Championship. Golf had a special place in Jack’s heart – it helped a family bond, gave life lessons, and supplied enjoyment for a lifetime.

Jack was a good man, he was an uncle that was always there for his nephews and nieces. He was someone that gave strength and support when needed. He was a mentor and friend.

We will miss you Jack – Thanks for the time we had together!

In addition to his parents Jack was preceaded by all his brothers and one sister.

Jack is lovingly survived by his sister in law Mrs. Edmund (Virginia) Doherty of Woburn along with many, many loving nieces and nephews, great and grand.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, February 19th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend Calling Hours Thursday evening from 4 – 7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Jack’s memory to Care Dimensions Hospice, 70 Walnut St Ste 301, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard, Norton, MA 02766.

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  1. Dear Family Members,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of Jackie. I am sorry but I will not be able to get down to the services.

    Sincerely,

    Mary McGahey Thayer

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