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John Patrick Doherty

December 1, 1951 — July 17, 2023

Springfield, PA

 John P. Doherty, age 71, of Springfield, PA, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2023 surrounded by his family.

Born in Bethesda, MD, he was the son of the late John and Nancy (née Moran) Doherty.

John was a devout Catholic who attended daily mass.  He dedicated many years as a football coach for Holy Cross CYO, with some of his fondest memories coaching his sons. John also had a love for golf and was a long time Eagles season ticket holder. Additionally, he had a special fondness for all his “townies” in Charlestown, MA.   Most of all, John loved his family. He was so proud of his children, siblings, and especially loved his grandchildren. John enjoyed attending all their events and providing them with words of wisdom that they will forever cherish.

John was the beloved husband of Mary (née Feehan) Doherty whom he adored; the loving father of John Patrick Doherty, III (Meghan), Phil Doherty (Tara), Colleen Rayer (Mark), and Tommy Doherty (Shayna).  He was the proud grandfather of 10 and is also survived by his siblings, Patricia Thompson, Kathleen Mattes, and Michael Doherty, as well as his family in Boston.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation, Friday, July 21, 2023, 9:00 - 10:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Avenue, Springfield, PA  19064, followed by his Funeral Mass, 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to National Kidney Foundation, https://www.kidney.org/ would be appreciated.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, July 21, 2023

9:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis of Assisi Church

136 Saxer Ave, Springfield, PA 19064

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Mass

Friday, July 21, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis of Assisi Church

136 Saxer Ave, Springfield, PA 19064

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Interment

Friday, July 21, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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