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Anna Marie Dougherty

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Anna Marie Dougherty, 92, of Pottsville, passed away early Tuesday morning at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.
Born in Coaldale, on Aug. 9, 1920, she was a daughter of the late John and Anne (O'Donnell) Furey.
She graduated from Immaculata University and was active in the Villa Maria Alumnae Chapter. She also completed graduate studies at Universite Lavel, Quebec. She taught at Mauch Chunk and Coaldale High schools.
A member of St Patrick's parish, she was active in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, CYO, Parish Council, newborn ministry, and the parish seniors, which she cofounded.
Her other civic activities included Block Mother, volunteer librarian at All Saints School, member of the Friends of the Pottsville Public Library, the former Pottsville Hospital Auxiliary, and the Alliance of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
She was the recipient of the county 50 year active voter award and received the Immaculata University Amethyst Award.
She was the office manager for her husband's pediatric practice for many years while raising her family.
In addition to her parents, Anna Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Francis M. Dougherty, M.D., who passed away Jan. 1, 1989; a sister, Marcella McShea; three brothers, John, James, and The Most Reverend Francis J. Furey.
Anna Marie is survived by her daughters, Anne B. Curry, wife Dr. Thomas Curry, of Pottsville, and Marcella Coleman, wife of Ronald, of Hegins; her eight sons, Francis, husband of Beth, of State College, PA, John, husband of Jeanie, of Jacksonville, FL, Mike, husband of Sue, of Downingtown, PA, Patrick, husband of Ethel, of Pottsville, James, husband of Chris, of Baltimore, MD, Hugh, husband of Marie, of Cherry Hill, N.J., Edward, husband of Teri, of Lancaster, and Dr. Joseph Dougherty, husband of Marysusan, Kingsport, TN; 30 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Church, Fourth & Mahantongo streets, Pottsville. Family and friends may call on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Inc.,Sixth & West Market sts., Garfield Square, Pottsville, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at Saint Patrick's Church. Interment will immediately follow in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Carbon County. Memorial contributions can be sent to Saint Patrick's Church Memorial Fund, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Memorial contributions will be accepted at the funeral home on Friday evening and at the church on Saturday morning. Online condolences may be sent to bestlifetributes.com.

Published in Times News from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2013
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