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Melrose, MA 02176
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1959 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
DOHERTY, John James Of Melrose, by a tragic accident, September 13, 2018, age 59. Beloved husband of Carol S. (Marlun) Carpenter Doherty. Loving father of Christopher J. Carpenter & his wife Fallon of Reading, Michael J. Carpenter & his wife Jennifer of Reading and John J. Doherty Jr. of Melrose. Proud grandfather of Benjamin John Carpenter. Caring brother of Frank LeBlanc & his wife Patricia of Billerica, Sarah Haught of Wilmington and Mary Karimi & her husband Roy of MD. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, coworkers, neighbors and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 4:00-8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield on Wednesday, September 19th at 11AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. John was very passionate about the yearly Melrose DPW Day held every year for the children of Melrose. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the John J. Doherty Fund, c/o Melrose Bank, 638 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176 to continue the enhancement of the children's experience during that day every year. For obituary, directions or to send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com Gately Funeral Home


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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 16, 2018
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