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Rita Patricia (Shaunessey) Doherty, 91 years of age, entered life eternal at South Shore Hospital Friday, August 15, 2014. She was born and educated in Boston and had lived in Braintree for many years before moving to Quincy recently. She was a well known waitress for many years at Durgin Park Restaurant in Faneuil Hall. She later worked for Bickfords in Braintree until their closing. In her younger years, she was a featured singer with several Boston area big bands. Rita was a proud friend of Bill W for the last 43 years. She was the wife of the late James F. Doherty who died in 1999. Rita is survived by her four devoted children, James F. Doherty Jr. married to Peggy of South Weymouth, Barbara P. Dominico and Ronald Dominico of Braintree, Patricia R. Christopher married to Edward of Braintree, and Gerard W. Doherty and his companion Sukani Chea of Quincy. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Rita is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, Braintree, Tuesday, August 19, from 4-7 p.m. There will be a gathering at the funeral home Wednesday, August 20, at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by a funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, South Braintree Square, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private. The family sincerely requests that rather than flowers memorial donations may be sent to the 700 Club, c/o the Christian Broadcasting Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 16, 2014
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