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“Memories are forever, like the glistening sun on new fallen snow, the sound of robins in the spring, the sweet smell of roses and the ruby and gold...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Larry Tonini, JGW-1984 - MA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Doherty family during this difficult time off loss. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: William Harland, Sr. - Littleton, MA

“Very saddening news. I had spoken to him only a week ago. In our townhouse complex, he was always the first person to address issues related to the...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bishnu Bhattarai - Waltham, MA

“Will always remember this kind, giving man who has been such a good friend to my parents and especially kind to my mom since my dad's passing (John...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Moy-Bruno - Framingham, MA

“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He will be remembered by me as a kind and friendly person and as a Mason always there to help you in any way needed ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Frank & Barbara DeMattia - MA

“It was always a pleasure to work with and to know you for so many years. This news is always so hard on friends and especially family left behind. ...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: David King - Burlington, VT

“I don't know you I'm so sorry o hear about your husband passing he is now Resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH

“What more to say than that Bob was a great human being. He will be missed. But lives on in happy memories. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Chris Bade - Charlestown, MA

Christmas Memories with the Dohertys.  Bob is on the lower right. “To Jeanette, Larry and Your Entire Family,I have so many memories of fun family times together, (in Somerville, Topsfield and Lynnfield). Know that...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Graffum - FL - Family


George Washington wrote in a Letter to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, January 1793 'To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy of the benevolent design of a Masonic institution; and it is most fervently to be wished, that the conduct of every member of the fraternity, as well as those publications, that discover the principles which actuate them, may tend to convince mankind that the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.'

Bob Doherty treasured his membership and the many life-long friendships that were as a result of his being a Mason. He was an active member of Somerville Lodge AF & AM which recently merged with Mount Horeb Lodge AF & AM in Woburn and was a 33rd degree member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Boston where he also worked part-time as treasurer. He served as past Junior Grand Warden for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and Chairman of Grand Lecturers as well as a member of the Saint Bernard Commandery in the York Rite, Boston. He was also an active member of the Waltham Triad Lodge AF & AM, the Masters Lodge AF & AM as well as many other Masonic bodies.

Robert Francis Doherty was born August 27, 1943 in Boston a son of the late Robert P.F. and Jeanette M. (Pickard) Doherty. Raised in Somerville he was a graduate of Somerville High School and earned both his Bachelor's degree (1967) and M.B.A (1972) from Northeastern University. Bob served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Bob died on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 76.

He married Jeannette A. (Malay) Asadoorian on October 19, 1985. Longtime Lexington residents they moved to Waltham in 1995. Bob worked over 43 years at Baker Commodities Inc. in Billerica as controller before retiring in 2015.

In addition to his wife of 34 years, Jeannette, he leaves his step-children, William P. Asadoorian of Waltham, J. David Asadoorian (Ann Marie) of Concord, Nancy L. Barry (William) of Billerica and Karen S. Costanzo (James) of Canton; his grandchildren, John (Katy) Asadoorian, Jessica Asadoorian (Jennifer), Jill Asadoorian (Kelley) and Josh, John, Linda, Julie and Lisa, the late of Laura Asadoorian, James and Kristina Barry and the late of Laura Asadoorian; great granddaughter Emma Asadoorian, his brother Lawrence Doherty (Carol-Ann) of Freemont, California; and niece & nephew Evan (Linzey) and Meghan Doherty.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bob's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, November 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. A Masonic Ritual will be held at 7:00 p.m. His funeral service will be celebrated on Friday in Christ Church, 750 Main Street, Waltham at 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Memorials in his name may be made to Christ Church, 750 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451.

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