Christine Giering Dougherty, 79, of Reynolds Street, Kingston, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, July 27, 2013, in Sharon Regional Hospital.
She was born April 19, 1934 in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Eugene T. Giering Jr. and Mary Catherine Farrell Giering.
A 1952 graduate of St. Mary's High School, she also earned a bachelor degree in sociology from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1956.
She was a devout Catholic and active parishioner of St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Kingston, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and enjoyed going to the Trinity House in Plymouth with her many friends.
Her husband, Robert L. Dougherty Jr., whom she married on Jan. 4, 1958 in St. Theresa Church, preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1994.
She is survived by her five children, Robert L. Dougherty III and wife, Laura, Wexford; Mary Catherine Dougherty, M.D., and husband, Scott Keay, Sharon; Jennifer A. Berlatsky and husband, Eric, Ph.D., Boynton Beach, Fla.; Genie Grimes and husband, Eric, Odenton, Md.; and Charles J. Dougherty and fiancee, Ashley Miller, Burgettstown; 10 grandchildren, Kearsie, Calene, Kevin and Christopher Dougherty, James Keay, Katherine and Julia Berlatsky, Andrew, Avery Christine and Matthew Grimes; two sisters, Joan G. Lavinio and husband, Thomas, Southhampton, N.Y.; and Catherine Rodda and husband, Thomas, M.D., Greenwich, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Ave., Burgettstown.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Ignatius of Loyola Roman Catholic Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Trinity House, 66 Willow St., Plymouth, PA 18651.
Published in Citizens' Voice from July 28 to July 29, 2013