Joseph Turnbull Doherty - at age 89, Of Medford and Somerville passed away on July 12, 2014. Graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1943. Loving father of Dr. Jane Elizabeth Doherty of Carlisle and Mark Joseph Doherty of Ellicott City, MD. Dear brother of the late Elizabeth (Doherty) Breen and George L. Doherty Jr. Also survived by his nieces and nephews of the Doherty and Breen Families. Joe worked along side his brother George as a licensed Funeral Director from 1969 until his retirement 1989. Before entering the family business, Joe served his country proudly in the US Navy (1943-1949) aboard a mine sweeper during WWII, and then as an Air Traffic Controller in the US Air Force (1949-1969) until his military retirement. He was an avid and gifted Ballroom Dancer who frequented Wonderland and Mosleys Ballrooms in his free time and also enjoyed taking cruises and playing golf. A Funeral Home Service will be held for Joe in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville, Thursday morning at 10:00. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours Wednesday 4-7. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. At Joe’s request, no flowers please. A donation to the charity of your choice or plants for the family are a lovely alternative.
Posted on: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:22:01 +0000
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