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John G. “Jack” Doherty

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Monday, December 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Retired Revere Firefighter, John G. “Jack” Doherty, who passed on Tuesday, December 15th at his Revere residence, unexpectedly following a brief illness. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 12:00 p.m., and immediately followed with interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home, church & cemetery. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home & church. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter. Parking available left of the funeral home.

Born & raised in Revere, he was a lifelong Revere resident & an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1966. He entered the Revere Fire Department in 1979 & retired in 2009. He was a member of the Revere Fire Dept. Beneficent organization. During his time with the Fire Department, he was the organizer & chairman of the annual Revere Fire Department Fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He was enthused to be a part of this endeavor, for over twenty years. “Jack” also served with the U.S. Air Force, during the Vietnam Era as a Photo Mapping Specialist.

“Jack” was the son of the late Ret. Revere Firefighter Leo F. Doherty, Sr. & the late Ethel G. (McCracken) Doherty, who passed in June, 2020. Beloved husband of 49 years to Maryellen (Erricolo) Doherty of Revere. Cherished father of Colin M. Doherty & his wife Terri of Salem, MA & Connor K. Doherty of Revere. Dear brother of Leo F. Doherty, Jr. & his wife Stephanie of Aurora, CO, Judy L. Gallant & her husband Gerald of Milford, NH & the late Cindy R. Foulds. Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews also survive Jack.


Services

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Visiting Hours

Monday, December 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, December 21st at 12:00 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

Please consider sending a gift to Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 5 Hampshire St., Ste. 100-B, Mansfield, MA 02048.


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  1. Tom & Joyce DiNuccio
    Dec 29 2020

    MaryEllen, Colin & Terri,
    So, so very sorry to hear this news about Jack, we always think of him especially at this Christmas Season when he would dress up at Santa.
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

  2. Dennis Bowen
    Dec 20 2020

    Mary Ellen and family sorry to hear about Jack will miss him. I remember his wit ,friendship and M D fund raising days, is long hours of counting coins and dollars. My he rest In Peace . Take care he will always be remembered.

  3. Jay Picariello
    Dec 20 2020

    Maryellen,Colin and Connor I am truly sorry for your loss. Jack will always be remembered for his wit and jeopardy skills around the station. Another RFD member loss way to soon .A loving husband father and devoted son to his mother. As he join her she saving a seat for him to watch jeopardy together again. A great friend that we be missed. Jay

  4. Joann Giannino
    Dec 20 2020

    Maryellen, Colin and Connor,
    There are no words to express how truly sorry we were to hear of Jackie’s passing. He was like part of our family for so many years. Christy and Jackie had a lot of fun together over the years.
    The help he gave us with the campaign was truly appreciated. He was always there for us.
    I will always remember him smiling. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was really a very special person. We will always be here for you if you ever need us.
    Love & Prayers,
    Joann Giannino

  5. Frank Gallagher
    Dec 19 2020

    My most sincere sympathy Colin and family for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and Jack will be in my prayers.

  6. Paul Ristino
    Dec 18 2020

    Mary Ellen please accept my condolences. Jack was a good neighbor and friend but most of all a great “Jake”. Now reunited with Deputy Tag and Eydenberg. I will miss him.

  7. Joann D`Amico Kelley
    Dec 18 2020

    Maryellen my deepest condolences for the loss of Jack my prayers go out to you and your family love to you all cousin Joann

  8. Stephen P Duggan Sr
    Dec 18 2020

    It was always a race over the last 30+ years to see who would win calling the other first on October 23rd, our shared birthday. I will admit that I had even called at midnight on several occasions. In this pandemic year for some strange reason we both missed making that call. On this VERY morning I thought of Jack and Mary Ellen and promised myself to call and chastise both of us for getting old and forgetting to make our call. My dear, dear friend you will be missed but always remembered for your wit and dedication to Revere Fire. My condolences to the entire family. God Bless you.

  9. kevin oldoni
    Dec 18 2020

    Maryellen, Colin, and Connor I am so sorry for your loss he was a great guy and a dear friend. May god bless

  10. Jeanine and Joe White
    Dec 18 2020

    MARYELLEN it has broken my heart to not be able to be with you in this most difficult time. This crazy virus has changed our lives. Jack fought a valiant battle. I was so happy he died at home with you and Jude being with him. He was a good man with a generous heart. A wonderful father to Colin and Connor. He always had the sense of humor and a joke to tell. He will be miss by many. Joe and I sent our love prayers and support to you and the family

  11. Dr. John M. Moschella
    Dec 17 2020

    One of the bravest FF’s with whom I have ever worked in my career, only equaled, by his anhydrously dry sense of humor. Rest assured there is a teller spot for him in Heaven.

  12. Marguerite Bova
    Dec 17 2020

    Mary Ellen and Family,
    I’m so saddened to learn ofJack’s passing. May God be with him and with all of you My heart and prayers are with you

  13. Jimmy Martin
    Dec 17 2020

    Maryellen and family, please accept my deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved husband Jack, and devoted father to Colin and Connor. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Love to you all.

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