Some thoughts from the family.......To his in-laws, Pete was the welcoming hand into the Doherty family. He was the one who made the newcomers feel relaxed and at home, and that they had a newfound, dear friend. There was no greater brother or friend than Pete.
Most importantly, though, Pete lived to provide an unmatched level of love, friendship and support to his 21 nieces and nephews; Brian Anthony, Mary Catherine, Michael, Sarah, Mark, Brad, Brianna, Connor, Liam, Andrew, Brendan, Molly, Keely, Drew, Meagan, Kelly, Caitlin, Celia, Anabella, Zane, and Shane.
He was the uncle who attended every sports match, dance recital, and school play, no matter how far the drive, no matter how late into the evening, even if it took his entire weekend; it was where he wanted to be.
Pete was a sports nut and a loyal fan of Washington, DC teams. He made sure that his 'kids' got the opportunity to attend Caps games, Redskins games, Wizards games, Nationals and Orioles games.
Pete was the one who always made it to the annual beach week with each of his siblings' families to share the love and memories of his childhood vacations in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
To his kids, Pete was a mentor and a pillar of strength. He was their favorite playmate; their best friend and confidante.
As a son, as a brother, and especially as an uncle, Peter was the family stone. He will live on in the collective cherished memories of our family heart.
Dearest Pete, we thank you for all you've been and will forever be--we love you!
Julie Knowles (Doherty)