Obituary of John Dougherty
John Dougherty, 77, a resident of Heath Village in Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Saturday, March 03, 2018. John will be forever missed and loved by his daughter, Susan Dougherty and her husband, Kyle; his daughter, Cathy Dougherty Greenland and her husband, Dave; his son, Tom Dougherty and his wife, Lisa Cascelli; his daughter, Joanna Dougherty and her husband David Schleicher; his sisters, Sheila DeRuzzo and Eileen Montgomery; his brothers, Allen Dougherty and Patrick Dougherty; his grandchildren, Christopher, Brady, Teagan, Emily, Drew, Marshall and Darcy; brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marcia (Dorsey) and his parents Allen and Helen (Tobin).
John was born in Waltham, MA and grew up in Lincoln, MA. He attended and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Agricultural Sciences. It was at UNH where he met his wife Marcia, over 50 years ago. The two were married in June 1966 and lived in several Midwestern states and in Massachusetts before moving to New Jersey in 1978. John and Marcia were residents of Mt. Arlington, NJ for over 30 years. In 2014 John moved to Heath Village where he was loved and well-cared for. John worked for Lipton in Englewood Cliffs, NJ for 25 years and he was a devoted brother, husband father, grandfather and friend. John was an avid baseball fan, especially of his beloved Boston Red Sox. Prior to moving to Hackettstown John was a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Lake Church and was employed at the Holly Manor Center Nursing Home in Mendham, NJ.
John's Life Celebration will include a visitation Thursday, March 8th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Leber Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing, NJ. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, March 9th at 10:00 am at Our Lady of the Lake RC Church in Mt. Arlington, NJ. Family & Friends are invited to meet directly at the church on Friday morning. Interment will follow at the First Presbyterian Cemetery in Succasunna. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to The Heath Village Employee Appreciation Fund, 430 Schooley's Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.