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Geraldine Docherty, 88

by | Mar 11, 2024 | Obituaries

Geraldine Docherty

Geraldine Docherty

Geraldine E. Docherty, 88, of Upton passed away March 10. Born in Waltham, she was the daughter of the late Elvira (Graham) and Gerald Beaton. She was the wife of the late William J. Docherty.

A 22-year resident of Upton, Geraldine had previously lived in Framingham for 30 years. She was a member of the Hopkinton Senior Center and the bible study group at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. Geraldine went to school for nursing, where she was the valedictorian of her nursing class. She worked at both Waltham Hospital and Emerson Hospital and enjoyed her nurse group of friends. She also took pleasure in knitting.

Geraldine is survived by her children, William G. Docherty and fiancee Jennifer Gilbertson, of Rindge, New Hampshire, Kenneth Docherty and wife Carol of Framingham, and Robert J. Docherty and wife Lisa of Killingly, Connecticut. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Sarah, Will, Sam, Erin, Nicholas, Tom, Chris, DJ, Kendra and Mike, as well as 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, from 4-7 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. A private burial will be held the following day in The Gardens at Gethsemane Cemetery in West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

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