Brian W. Doherty

October 27, 2019

Brian W. Doherty

Brian W. Doherty  –  in Woburn, October 27th at fifty seven years of age.  Beloved husband of Michelle (Winn) Doherty.  Devoted father of Meghan M. Doherty of Woburn, Elizabeth W. Doherty Chase, her husband Hank of NH, Brianne R. Doherty, her partner Maxxwell Corriveau of Woburn.  Dear brother of Robert “Bobby” Doherty, his wife Mary Ellen, of Woburn, Tricia Doherty of Billerica, David Doherty, his wife Patricia of Methuen and Matthew Doherty of Woburn. Wonderful “pup” of Emmitt and Delaney Cherished brother in law of Deborah Robinson of Woburn,  the late “Jackie” Mahoney, her surviving husband  Jack of Wakefield, the late Robert “Robby” Winn,  Marcia Libbey, her husband Bob, Brian Winn, Jeanne Fitzpatrick, and Allison Ray, her husband Jody all of Woburn.  Brian is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and coworkers.  Late financial secretary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, Local 120. A Funeral will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral home on Saturday, November 2nd, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10.  Interment is private.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours at the Funeral Home, Friday evening 4 – 8 p.m.  At the families request remembrances may be made in Honor of Brian to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Brian W. Doherty of Woburn, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, early Sunday morning October 27th amongst his beloved family.  The treasured husband of Michelle “Mika” (Winn) Doherty, he was fifty seven years of age.

Born in Woburn he was one of five children of the late Eugene and Elizabeth (Flaherty) Doherty.  Raised in the Rag Rock section of the City, Brian attended Woburn schools and was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the class of 1980.

While in high school, he met “Mika” Winn, with whom he has journeyed throughout his life with for close to forty years.  They married in 1983, bringing three wonderful daughters into the Doherty clan.  While they were growing up Brian coached the girls softball and basketball teams!  One night a week when the girls were younger, was designated “Game Night” in the Doherty household.  Bingo and Mall Madness were a few of the favorites.

Brian also loved dancing the night away with his wife, daughters, sister-in-laws, and nieces.  He once told a friend, “The key to a long happy relationship, was to dance with each other!” 

Next to his family, Brian’s most important pleasures in life were work, ski trips, and Seabrook beach!  He had the good fortune of being able to spend summers at the beach and winters in the mountains with family, when he was not working!

Brian worked for the Railroad as a Signal Inspector/Foreman, and was a very proud member and past Financial Secretary for The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Local 120, for the past 31 years.

It was not unusual for Brian to work seven days a week and well over eight hours a day with his railroad family.

A very diligent, hard, and dedicated worker, Brian gave his all, both at work and home.

Brian and Mika enjoyed traveling and spent some wonderful times in Aruba and Florida.

Seabrook Beach though, was always the destination for family and extended family.  On the beach, feet in the sand, a comfortable chair, and a cooler of Coors Light, just watching the tide roll in and out, was his favorite way to spend a summer day.

Brian was also blessed as a grandfather, aka “Pup” to Emmett and Delaney.  He spent lots of wonderful time with his grandson Emmett.  Wherever Pup went, he had his little grandson in toe!

Brian was truly a very kind, generous, and thoughtful man, who shared a wonderful sense of humor!  All throughout his illness his valiant effort, never wavered.  His strength, perseverance, and love for his family was emulated right up to the end.

Beloved husband of Michelle (Winn) Doherty.  Devoted father of Meghan M. Doherty of Woburn, Elizabeth W. Doherty Chase, her husband Hank of NH, Brianne R. Doherty, her partner Maxxwell Corriveau of Woburn.  Dear brother of Robert “Bobby” Doherty, his wife Mary Ellen, of Woburn, Tricia Doherty of Billerica, David Doherty, his wife Patricia of Methuen and Matthew Doherty of Woburn. Wonderful “pup” of Emmitt and Delaney Cherished brother in law of Deborah Robinson of Woburn,  the late “Jackie” Mahoney, her surviving husband  Jack of Wakefield, the late Robert “Robby” Winn,  Marcia Libbey, her husband Bob, Brian Winn, Jeanne Fitzpatrick, and Allison Ray, her husband Jody all of Woburn.  Brian is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and coworkers.  Late financial secretary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, Local 120.

A Funeral will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral home on Saturday, November 2nd, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10.  Interment is private.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours at the Funeral Home, Friday evening 4 – 8 p.m.  At the families request remembrances may be made in Honor of Brian to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

 

 

 

A Funeral will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home on Saturday, November 2nd, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10.  Interment is private.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours at the Funeral Home, Friday evening 4 – 8 p.m.  At the families request remembrances may be made in Honor of Brian to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. Mika, wish there was something I could say to make it easier, Brian was a great guy and always had a warm smile. My condolences to you and your family, God bless and stay strong.

  2. Brian always had a good easy going nature. He had a good attitude about work and life. I feel lucky to have worked with him and to have known him. I will miss him.

  3. Brian and I worked out of Salem years back. His smile and friendly face always made you want to smile. As time passed ,we went our separate railroad ways and would meet again on occasion. RIP old friend, we will miss you.

  4. Brian was one of my first teachers on the RR. His devotion to his railroad brothers, sense of humor and smile are things I will always remember. I am glad to have been able to call him a friend and owe a lot to him. I will miss him greatly. Your pain is gone but we ache with sadness.

  5. All my thoughts and prayers to you. Brian was a great person and a great pro I really enjoyed working with during my time on the commuter rail. He was one of the great assets that the CR definitely needed to move forward and improve. He will be missed. R.I.P. Brian

  6. Kerry Hall Anderson

    Yesterday we had our dreams that no one could take away. Dreams of dolls and dresses and walks along the bay. Yesterday we had the tides to meet us at the shore, the shores of years and togetherness who could have asked for more? Yesterday we had the laughter that echoed through the caves, the caves our secret hiding place where we listened for the waves. Our hiding place is gone now it’s been covered up by sand and the beach is
    only for walking on while holding someone’s hand. The laughter turned to tears and the dolls are packed away the tides have washed away our dreams ….and yet it was only yesterday . So today we think of yesterday and try to forget the sorrow. If only the tides could wash away the thoughts about tomorrow. I found this poem just the other day in my drawer written by Mika and wanted to share it ….memories will ease the pain. Know that you are loved❤️

  7. Tom & Peggy Coughlan, "Old Railroad Wheels"

    Brian’s smile would light up a room. He was a great Union Rep to all of his Brothers, and a joy to everyone he met. Go to God, Brother!

  8. Time whittles away at us. It moves us forward into places we in our youth never believe we’ll be. It takes our loved ones and leaves us memories and heartache. I hope you find peace with those memories and those tears of sadness become mixed with laughter .. with time.
    With Love, Hope and Optimism
    Lori Morrison-Haney

  9. Lori and John Maynard

    Mika and family,
    So sorry for the loss of Brian sending healing prayers and comforting thoughts to all of your family. Brian will be greatly missed as he was a wonderful, kind man who will be forever in our heart rest in heavenly peace my friend❤

  10. Nancy and Artie King

    We are so sorry for your loss Mika and your beautiful family. It is truly heartbreaking, sending love and prayers for you all❤️

  11. Sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was a good man always enjoyed his company RIP my friend.

  12. I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your husband passing he is now. Resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays. Always remember the good times you had with him.

  13. Judy Jerry Meuse

    One of our Best Friends from HS Sending Heartfelt Sympathy To You All! We all loved Dots xxoo Jerry and Judy Meuse

  14. Angelo Naticchioni

    Brian was a great man. I had the honor and pleasure of meeting him 7 years ago. He always had a smile on his face and always had something funny to say. He will be missed. Thank god I had the honor of meeting him. RIP Brother

  15. Nancy and Stephen Meehan

    We are sending our love and prayers and are thankful to have known the amazing humor and spirit of a great man.

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