Lois B. Doherty
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Lois Brooks (Murphy) Doherty, age 75, passed away suddenly on July 31, 2020, at South Shore Hospital. She was born in Boston, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Hedvig (Newman) Murphy of Quincy and Martha's Vineyard. She attended North Quincy High school and graduated with honors from both Quincy Junior College and Northeastern University. Lois worked in the technical publications field until the birth of her children, when she became a stay-at-home mom. Her most recent job was at Rockland High School where she assisted in running the school library. She was a former volunteer in Rockland schools and the town library. She had also been a member of the Rockland Country Garden Club and the Book Club. She was an active communicant of Holy Family church where she was a eucharistic minister and a member of Outreach, bringing communion to the homebound and to residents of nursing homes. She found great pleasure in her family, her flower gardens, reading, bird watching, movies and plays, and going out to lunch with her friends. She leaves her devoted husband William J., her son Edward and his wife Misty of Portsmouth, NH, her son William of Medford and his partner Megan, her sister Priscilla (Pam) Peterson of Greenland, NH, her brother Frank Murphy and his wife Carol of Santa Fe, NM, one grandson Robert and two step-grandchildren Christopher and Daisy. Predeceased by sister Judith A. DeFilippo and her husband Gerald of Hingham, and brother-in-law Robert Peterson of Greenland, NH. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Lois was a very loving person and was a great friend to all. Donations in Lois's name may be made to the Rockland Memorial Library, 20 Belmont St., Rockland MA 02370, or to the Last Resort Cat Shelter, 1126 Broadway, Hanover MA 02339. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 45 East Water St. in Rockland, on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Due to Covid 19 and social distancing, the funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, 403 Union St., Rockland, on Friday at 9 a.m. will be private. The family invites all who wish to the graveside service (approximately 10 a.m.) at Holy Family Cemetery, 92 Centre Ave., Rockland. For directions and to sign Lois's online guest book, please visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com.
Published in The Mariner from Aug. 4 to Aug. 19, 2020.
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August 7, 2020
I am so very saddened and shocked to learn of the loss of Lois. She and I had known each other since first grade. Although life took us separate ways for a while, we renewed our friendship more than 10 years ago over many lunches. She was a lovely, caring person. I will miss her. Deepest sympathies to Bill and her family. Linda Lovell Frucci
Linda Lovell Frucci
August 5, 2020
I will always know that my dear friend Lois has gone. I will never forget her courage, wisdom and humor that embraced my life for over 65 years. I know her love always shines down upon her beloved family. Gail O'Hara
Gail O'Hara
August 5, 2020
My condolences to the entire Doherty family and especially to Bill. This is a tremendous loss.
Richard Monarch
August 5, 2020
Lois and I went through Junior and Senior High together. We were reconnected a few years ago by another classmate and I am ever grateful. Lois and I enjoyed renewing our old friendship and catching each other up on our lives. She was a lovely person who will be missed by all that knew her and loved her. All my sympathies to her family.
Deb (Neilson) Bell
August 4, 2020
Deb Bell
August 4, 2020
I am so sad to lose my "Cyber Wife" We had been chatting back and forth for many years. I will truly miss her.
To Bill and the rest of her family, I grieve with you.

Bill & Patty Gosselin
August 4, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the families loss.may the families hearts ♥ be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear loved one lost in death.As the family cherished a wonderful life that was well lived and loved by families and friends.my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families during this difficult time of grief and pain.
August 3, 2020
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August 3, 2020
My heart was broken when I got the call from my cousin Bill (Lois's husband) That Lois had suddenly passed away. Although we often don't get to see each other as we like, Lois was never far from my thoughts of her. Never a Christmas would pass without a card bringIng good thoughts and wishes for the coming year from Lois and Bill. The love Lois and Bill had for each other will never be forgotten, such a wonderful couple. Lois you will be missed by all who knew you. Rest In Peace sweet cousin Lois.
Joan and Bob Auger
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