Marie J. Doherty
{ "" }
Share Marie's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Marie J. Doherty

Passed away in San Francisco on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Dearly beloved daughter of the late John and Mary Doherty from County Mayo and County Sligo, Ireland. Marie was a native San Franciscan who loved her City, her faith and her heritage very much. Marie graduated from St. Charles Grammar School and St. Vincent High School in San Francisco. She worked as an executive secretary for U.S. Steel for many years. Marie was an active member of many organizations that highlighted her Catholic faith and her Irish heritage. In her younger years she was a member of the Young Ladies Institute (YLI) Drill Team. Following in her parents' footsteps, Marie joined the Junior Ladies Hibernians in 1944. Marie and her mother, Mary were founding members of the St. Francis Division #1 of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH). Marie held many offices in the LAOH on the state, county and divisional levels, serving as president of the California State LAOH from 1995 to 1997. Marie was granted National Life Membership with the LAOH in Boston in 2006. Marie was a member of the Women's Club of St. Paul's Parish and served as president. Marie was very involved in fundraising activities with the Restoration Committee for St. Paul's Church after the church was damaged in the 1989 earthquake. Marie was an active member of the United Irish Cultural Center and enjoyed many of the activities and friends that she met there. Marie was always very devoted and generous with her friends and family. Marie was a beloved friend of the late Sean Sharpe. Marie held all of her many friends close to her heart especially Ann Sullivan, Margaret and Dan McAuliffe and Katherine O'Shea. Marie was loved by Winifred Feeley, Mary Berge, Kathleen and Jeff Hendryx, Barbara and Peter Saco, and Marianne and Stephen Kambur and their families.
Due to the particular restrictions of our present time a private committal was held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA officiated by Fr. Mario Farana of St. Paul's Parish. A memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Charitable donations in Marie's memory may be sent to these charities close to Marie's heart: St. Paul's Preservation Fund, 221 Valley Street, San Francisco, CA 94131; St. Anthony Foundation, 150 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102; or Hannah Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476. May Marie rest in peace.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Apr. 30 to May 3, 2020.
Memorial Mass
Celebration of Life
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
3 entries
June 12, 2020
She was a wonderful lady. We worked together many years ago at U.S. Steel and she took me under her wing when I moved to San Francisco. We stayed in touch over the years and I got to see her once more when she visited Pittsburgh a few years ago.
Judith A Koveleskie
May 20, 2020
So sorry you had to leave us, I know for sure your raising glass somewhere and kicking off your heels. I raise glass to you.. Until we meet again.. Yours was always the first card for Christmas and Paddy's Day, a welcome reminder its that time if year again....and always the welcoming host in San Fran to the rambling Irish cousins... My son John will never forget the tail of his jacket tour through the city and back to his ship with you at the wheel... A party girl...a true Irish lady...and a staunch you Marie we raise the parting glass... Until we meet again.. Erin go brách... From Michael and John and all your cousins in Connemara...
Michael Prendergast
Significant Other
May 3, 2020
In loving memory of a dear family friend. Rest In Peace, Marie.
Kathleen Hendryx
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences