Rev. Henry F. Doherty
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Rev. Henry F. Doherty, 90, of West Dennis, passed away on August 1, 2020. Born and raised in Watertown, he was the son of the late Henry M. and Mary A. (Kinchla) Doherty. He attended BC High School, Class of 1947, Boston College, Class of 1951, and St. John's Seminary. Fr. Doherty was ordained in 1956 and served in St. Mary's in Foxboro, St. Ambrose in Dorchester, St. Ann's in Peabody, St. Agnes in Arlington and was a pastor at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart in Hanover for 23 years. Fr. Doherty is survived by his siblings, Paul J. Doherty of Natick and Marie T. Doherty of Watertown, as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St. Rte. 139, Hanover, on Thursday, August 6 from 4-7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Watertown. In following state guidelines, we ask all visitors to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Donations in Fr. Doherty's memory can be made to Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471. For directions and to sign the online guest book, please visit
Published in The Mariner from Aug. 5 to Aug. 19, 2020.
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August 5, 2020
Very sorry to hear Father Doherty passed away. He was a pleasure to be with. A quick laugh, a good conversationalist, and someone you enjoyed being with. I knew him from his time at St. Agnes Church in Arlington. I sold newspapers in front of the church and saw him many times as he was out greeting folks leaving the church. People always commented on his laugh and how it brought a smile to their faces. Thank you Father Doherty for the happiness you brought to folks. May God Bless you and take you with him in heaven.
Dave Flynn
August 5, 2020
Will always be indebted to Fr. Doherty for his directing me to BC High, an education I shall always value & cherish. I will be forever grateful to him for his kindness. God Bless!
William McGrane
August 5, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Reverend Doherty's passing. I served Reverend Doherty as an altar boy at St. Ambrose in Dorchester for many years. He was a kind and caring man and I am very happy to have known him. May he rest in peace.
John Lyons
August 5, 2020
Father - I didn't personally know you, but from what I've heard, from a best friend, you made him have the feeling of a real (father), when his father passed, so for that I thank you, it has made him a better person, today, and my g/f and I will say a prayer for you
Steve J DEThomaso
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