Mary P. Dougherty of Scranton died Nov. 22 in St. Mary's Villa, Elmhurst. She was the widow of James F. Dougherty, who died Oct. 19, 1980.
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Born in Scranton, daughter of the late William and Ella Holeton Powers, she was a member of St. Paul's Church and a graduate of St. Paul's High School, class of 1932. Before retirement, she was employed by Bell Telephone Co. Mary volunteered for many years at the Pennsylvania Blind Association. She was a loving and devoted mother and aunt who will be deeply missed by her loving family.
Surviving are a son, Daniel Dougherty, Scranton; a daughter, Ellie Ruck, Seminole, Fla.; and a niece, Barbara Caraffa and husband, Thomas, Garnet Valley.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Powers; a daughter-in-law, Elaine Dougherty; and a son-in-law, Rob Ruck.
The funeral was at the convenience of the family. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and cards, memorial contributions may be made to
, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Arrangements by the McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1401 Capouse Ave., Scranton.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 6, 2012