Richard W. Doherty

06/27/1942 - 11/14/2023


Obituary For Richard W. Doherty

Richard Willliam Doherty passed away suddenly on November 14. He was born on June 27, 1942 in Brockton to the late William R. and Jennie A. (Caparotta) Doherty from Brockton, MA.

After graduating from Brockton High School in 1960 Richard enlisted in the Air Force. In 1962 Richard married Joan W. Bennett and moved to Rockland where they started a family. Throughout the years Richard had various jobs for the town. He was involved with the fire department and school department for over 30 years until his retirement twenty years ago.

After his retirement, RIchard enjoyed fishing and meeting with his friends at the coffee shop every morning. You could always find him at the school sporting events supporting the Rockland teams.

Richard is survived by his wife Joan W. (Bennett) of 60 years, his children Kenneth and his partner Bonnie King from Pembroke, Richard and his wife Laurie (Pratt) from RI, Theresa Martin and her fiance Paul Dionne from Rockland, Michael and his wife Sharon (Corrigan) from Rockland, Joseph from Rockland, William and his wife Lanette from MO, Pamela (Doherty) Cooke and her husband Jamie from Bridgewater. His sisters Roberta (Doherty) and Richard Emberg from Bourne, Jennifer (Doherty) and Wayne Billadeau from East Dennis and Brenda (Doherty) Rogers from NV. He will really be missed by his twelve grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate his life on Monday November 27 from 5-8 at Magoun Biggins Funeral Home (135 Union Street Rockland, Ma). The funeral service will be held Tuesday November 28 at 10:00 at the Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Make A Wish Foundation.

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  • 11/27/2023

  • 11/27/2023

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family. I've known Mr. D for almost 14 years. He started out as just a regular customer of mine at dunks, when I left dunks I went to a pizza shop where he's been my customer there ever since. He would always bring the jokes. Coffee in the morning just hasn't been the same. Mr. D will be miss by so many.

  • 11/26/2023

    To the Doherty family We were devastated to hear of your dad's passing. We are deeply saddened. Ee send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Ray and Christine Campanile

  • 11/23/2023

    We are devastated to hear of Mr Doherty's passing. He was a father to all kids of Rockland, always a smile and a hello. Called every one by name, attended everything that was Rockland. He was Rockland. I personally have spent the last five or six years most mornings with him with the gang of friends that would gather every morning fish and talk about family and friends. He always brought the joke and laughter into my life every morning to start my day. All the guys down at the fishing Reeds pond in Rockland, of course, wish his family our sincerest condolences. Thank you for sharing him with us. From the boys down at the fishing hole Eric, Joe, Jim, Barney, Steve, Donny, and for the last time stay out of Barneys hole. RIP Dick

  • 11/20/2023

    I am very sad to hear the news of Richie passing. I've known him all of my life, my parents were good friends of him and Wendy. To Wendy and the kids, I am so very sorry for your loss.❤️ Tammy Fee

  • 11/18/2023

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I knew Dick when he was on the fire department, then the school department. Richard was a very nice person. I'm sure you will miss him terribly.I will keep him in my prayers. Judy Killinger

  • 11/17/2023

    I am so thankful for meeting Mr. Doherty he always greeting me every morning at Dunkin. Mr. Doherty will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Doherty and the family.

  • 11/17/2023

    I am so thankful to have had Mr. Doherty in my life! Not only is he the dad to my friend Teri, but I like to think that he was my friend, too! I was lucky enough to have known him throughout my childhood up through graduating from high school, and I always loved seeing him at school and he always made me laugh! He was such a good man and a great role model! I have always loved this whole family and you know how good of a father and man he was by the wonderful way all of those kids turned out! I am so bummed that I cannot be there to celebrate his life with the family and friends, but I will be down here in Florida and celebrating him in my own way! My love, my prayers, and my condolences go to Mrs. Doherty (the world's best knitter ever!!), my lifelong friend Teri, all those brothers and sister Pam, and to all of the grandkids and greats, too!

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