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Ethel G. (McCracken) Doherty

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere on Monday, June 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for Ethel G. (McCracken) Doherty, who died on Tuesday, June 16th, following a brief illness at Fairview Healthcare in Hudson, NH, she was 99 years old. A funeral Mass will follow the visitation, in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11:30 a.m., immediately followed with Interment in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Ethel was born & raised in Revere. She was educated in Revere Public Schools and was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1939. Ethel was married just two years later on April 19th, 1941 to her love, Leo F. Doherty. The couple remained in Revere where they raised their 4 children. Ethel was a devoted & loving mother & homemaker. She had passion for learning and a strong desire to further her education. When her children were older, she enrolled in Northeastern University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Ethel worked for the City of Revere Police department as a Matron for about 15 years and later became a crossing guard for a number of years. Ethel had many passions & loves. First & foremost, was her family, she treasured each & every one of them & she was an extraordinary caregiver. Her second was Revere Beach, she had a deep love & affinity for being on the beach, as a young girl & throughout her lifetime. Many people who knew Ethel, knew that she was most proud of being a Revere native and all that it had to offer, especially for her generation, who genuinely enjoyed the simple things life. She was a First-Class knitter and could make or recreate anything. Many of her family have those treasures today. She was often found in her garden and enjoyed making her yard look beautiful. Ethel would winter in Florida for many years in Indian Rock Beach, it was there where she began to take up Golf and, of course, the beach there as well, but she always looked forward to return home to Revere.

She is the devoted wife of 42 years of the late Ret. Revere Firefighter Leo F. Doherty, Sr. Loving mother of Leo F. Doherty, Jr. & wife Stephanie of Aurora, CO, Judy L. Gallant & husband Gerald of Milford, NH, Ret. Revere Firefighter John M. “Jack” Doherty & wife Maryellen of Revere & the late Cindy R. Foulds. Cherished grandmother of Craig L. Gallant & wife Karen of Bedford, NH, Ryan Doherty & wife Shelly of CO, Melissa Long & husband Christopher of New Market, NH, Matthew Doherty & wife Adrienne of CO, Colin Doherty & wife Terri of Salem, MA , Amanda Foulds of Danvers & Connor Doherty of Revere. Adored great grandmother of Morgan, Mikey, Addy, Rhys, Audra & Jillian. Dear sister of the late Robert McCracken & Doris McCracken. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Late member of the 14th Airforce Flying Tigers Association of the Northeast Branch.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, June 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, June 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England / American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the NF Neurofibromatosis Northeast, 9 Bedford St., Burlington, MA 01803.


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  1. Joan Silverman
    Jul 1 2020

    My deepest condolences. Ethel was my neighbor upstairs on the 5th floor at the St. George condominium. When we met in the elevator she always had a smile, and always accompanied by one of her puppies in a baby carriage. I’ve missed her since she moved out, and she will always be in my thoughts.

  2. Linda Buonfiglio Villiotte
    Jun 25 2020

    Judy….. It’s been a long time, but I fondly remember your mother and your family on Furness Street. Good memories. Sending good thoughts to you and yours…. Linda

  3. Carol Mate
    Jun 22 2020

    My brother Bob and Debbie along with Karl and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you all in the passing of Aunt Ethel. What a perky woman she was with a great sense of humor. She was my Dad’s favorite! I take great comfort in knowing that the two of them are finally together.

    We hope you are all well and staying safe regarding the Coronavirus.

    Love,
    Bob, Debbie, Karl and Carol

  4. Martha LePage
    Jun 22 2020

    Judy,
    I have not seen you in years but read this this morning and wanted to express my condolences to you and your family. I hope that she has been healthy up to now for you to enjoy.
    I hope you and your family stay safe at this critical time.
    Sincerely,
    Martha

    Mal9949@aol.com

  5. FREDERICK SANNELLA
    Jun 22 2020

    MY LATE WIFE, GRACE HILL SANNELLA, SO ENJOYED MEETING WITH ETHEL ,ALONG WITH BARBARA MOSCHELLA,AND THE LATE GERALD BURMAN,AND GLORIA FINE EVERY MORNING IN FRONT OF THE JACK SATTER HOUSE,AND IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER WOULD MEET INSIDE. THIS WAS AN INTRICATE PART OF GRACES DAILY WALK ALONG REVERE BEACH.
    MAY I EXTEND MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF ETHEL,S EXTENDED FAMILY !

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