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Dorothy A. (Crowley) Doherty

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“Sorry for your lose.she was a good neighbor and will miss ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Matthew Burley - Marlborough, MA

“Always enjoyed Dot's company and our family will miss her at Cape Cod. Just a wonderful Irish women with a great sense of humor. The Qualters Family ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: John Qualters - Waltham, MA

“I first met Dot many years ago at the Senior Center. We both joined theQuilting Class. She was a talented quilter and was always ready to help us...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Claire Kiejzo - Waltham, MA

“Peggy, Danny George and family,So sorry to hear of Dotty's passing. We had a lot of fun and laughs at the Northeast School. I will always remember...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Donnie Sheck - Waltham, MA

“Dear Peggy, Danny & Family, So sorry for your loss. She had a wonderful life watching all of you, grow into the special family that you are. She is...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: SIL DIRICO - waltham, MA - Friend

“Dear Peggy and family, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing, but inspired by the picture of the beautiful rainbow over her home. You will...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Robin Richardson-Orcutt - NH

“Dear Peggy and family..I am so very saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Always a beautiful smile on her face, and never forgot to gave us a wave...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Laura McCann - Waltham, MA

“George and familytruly sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Tom Joyce - WEST ROXBURY, MA

“Dear Peggy and family , I was so sad to hear of your mom passing.....what a wonderful, fun and great lady.... we had a lot of fun working in the cafe...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bob and Mary Ann McGovern - MA

“Dot was a beautiful woman inside and out. When she was quilting at the Senior Center she was always helping all the ladies with their projects. I...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Gately - WALTHAM, MA

“I worked with Dot, a friendly, talented.woman. She was appreciated by all, students, teachers and parents. Dot made working fun with her hardy,...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Rando - Waltham, MA

“Dear Peggy and all the Dohertys,I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Doherty. Such a lovely lady.Always had a friendly "hello" at Our...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: mary callahan - Waltham, MA

“Dear Peggy, Danny, George, & all the Keohane/Doherty grandchildren & great grandchildren, so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady & a...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: James Auld - Waltham, MA - Friend

Waltham – Mrs. Dorothy A. (Crowley) Doherty, of Waltham, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 86.

Dot was born in Somerville on July 26, 1932, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Kelley) Crowley and was a graduate of Somerville High School. After that she went to work for Eastern Gas and Fuel Company where she met her husband, George M. Doherty. Following their marriage in April, 1955 they remained in Somerville before moving in 1962 to Waltham where they became lifelong residents and members of Our Lady's Parish.

Until her retirement Dot worked for years for the Waltham School Department, mainly as a para-professional at the Northeast School. Before that she'd worked for ten years for Little, Brown & Company.

At home her baking skills were beyond compare . . . her blueberry bread modeled after Jordan Marsh's muffins were award winning. Dot also spent hours creating custom quilts for family and friends and when the newest babies started arriving she kept extra busy designing their tiny quilts with joy.

Her husband, George, died January 16, 2014.

Dot leaves her children, Margaret W. Keohane (Daniel) of Waltham and George M. Doherty, Jr. (LeeAnn) of Natick; her grandchildren, Dennis Keohane (Sarah), Kate Hines (Terry), Megan DePiero (James), Erin Zimmerman (Matt), Christopher Doherty, Lauren Doherty, Emily Cashman, Caroline Doherty and Maggie Cashman; her great-grandchildren, Finn, Maggie and Cassidy Keohane, Elly, Lyla and Quinn DePiero and Wini and Teddy Hines; her best friend and neighbor, Maureen Corey, and many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was the sister of the late Mary DeAminicus, Joseph Crowley, Eleanor Klein and Peg O'Brien.

Family and friends will honor and remember Dorothy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, February 11th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady's Parish, 920-R Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or online at