1932-2013 Mrs. Katherine E. Dougherty, 81, of 331 Williams St., passed away peacefully Friday evening, July 12, 2013 at Laurel Lake Center for Health and Rehabilitation.
Born in Pittsfield on July 6, 1932 the daughter of Pasquale and Mary Giglotti Fera, she was a graduate of Pittsfield High School.
Mrs. Dougherty worked for General Electric in Pittsfield as a Wire Assembler in the Power Transformer division for 25 years, retiring in 1983.
Katherine loved traveling; she had been all across the United States as well as making six trips to Italy. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and also trips to the theatre to see musicals and shows.
She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Mrs. Dougherty leaves her husband, Thomas Dougherty, whom she married on June 24, 1996; two children Richard Flynn and his wife Elizabeth of Pittsfield and Deborah Callaghan and her husband David of Carlisle, PA; her step children, Thomas Dougherty of Pittsfield, Robert Dougherty and his wife Tracy of Dalton, Kenneth Dougherty and his wife Kara of Dalton and Christopher Dougherty of Pittsfield; 12 grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle, Justin, Elizabeth, Robert, Brian, Thomas, Katherine, Joseph, Richard, Amanda and Amelia. She was predeceased by her first husband, Richard "Rit" Flynn who died on December 9, 1989 and a brother Dominick Fera who died in 1975.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine E. Dougherty will be Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 9 a.m. from the Dwyer Funeral Home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, celebrated by Rev. James K. Joyce, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be today, Monday, July 15, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Joseph Church Food Pantry or to the Fiends of Renal Dialysis (FORD) care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA 01201, in her memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com
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