Christine (Giering) Dougherty

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Christine Giering Dougherty, 79, of Reynolds Street, Kingston, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon in The Sharon Regional Hospital.

She was born on 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's 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 on Feb. 11, 1994.

She is survived by her five children, Robert L. Dougherty III and wife Laura, of Wexford,Pa.; Mary Catherine Dougherty, M.D. , and husband Scott Keay of Sharon, Pa.; Jennifer A. Berlatsky and husband Eric, Ph.D., of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Genie Grimes and husband Eric, of Odenton, Md., and Charles J. Dougherty and fiancé Ashley Miller, of Burgettstown, Pa.; 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 of Southhampton, N.Y., and Catherine Rodda and husband Thomas, M.D., of Greenwich, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Ave., Burgettstown, Pa.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday in St. Ignatius of Loyola R.C. Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

If so desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Trinity House, 66 Willow St., Plymouth, PA 18651.
Published in Times Leader on July 29, 2013
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