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Joan A. Dougherty

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Joan A. Dougherty

AGE: 73 • Wilmington

Joan A. Dougherty, age 73, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family Sunday, April 9, 2017. Joan loved to be with her family. They all spent precious time together going on outings, cheering on the grandchildren at sporting events, and enjoying family vacations. Joan was an avid reader who also liked doing ceramics. Her dog, Brodi, was always at her side.

Joan is survived by her children: Jean Young (Mayda), Phil Young (Donnalee), Sandy Weaver (Donnie), David Young, and Barbara Merritt (Paul); 11 grandchildren: Rosemarie, Nicole, Danielle, Stevani, Donnie, Jared, Jake, Grace, Faith, Hope, and Luke; 3 siblings: Alice Tenaglia (Lou), John Dougherty, and Mary Doyle; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Alice Dougherty; son, Robert Young Jr.; siblings, Jim Dougherty (Marge) and Catherine Clayback; and brother-in-law, Skip Doyle.

A visitation will be held Monday, April 17, 2017 from 9:30-10:30 AM at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville, DE 19807 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St, Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 14, 2017
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