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Russell E. Doherty

Family & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Friday, February 7th, in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for Russell E. Doherty, who passed following a lengthy illness at his winter residence, in Inverness, Florida on Thursday, January 30th, 2020. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:30 a.m. & immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Winthrop, he lived his early years in Everett & Peabody. He was a 1971 alumnus of the Northeast Regional Vocational School of Wakefield. In June of 1972, he entered the U.S. Navy, during the Vietnam Era & served until February of 1973, with the rank of Ensign 2nd Class. Early on in his working career, he worked for the Revere School System as a custodian. Later, he would begin a 25-year service as a Mail Handler in the U.S. Postal Service, dividing his time between the South Postal Annex & the former Postal Annex at Logan Airport. Russell, along with his late brother, Michael “Bowl” Doherty, were active members of the former Revere 27- Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps. & also the Revere Reveries. Russell was most proud & content to reflect upon his time in the drum corps & the many friendships that were brought about by that very happy time in his life.

He is the beloved husband of 39 years to M. Linda (Moschella) Doherty. He is the cherished father of Brian R. & Jason M. Doherty of Revere. He is the devoted brother of William E. Doherty of South Florida, Susan J. Rothwell & her husband, Stephen of Hanson, MA & the late Michael “Bowl” Doherty. He is the proud brother-in-law of Judith F. “Judi” (Dodge) Doherty of Peabody, Dr. William A. Moschella, D.M.D. & his wife, Eileen of Lynn and the late Robert S.”Robbie” Moschella. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews. He was the dear son of the late, William F. & Pauline (Elliott) Doherty & the respected son-in-law to the late Revere Deputy Fire Chief Angelo S. Moschella & the late Antoinetta “Netta” (Casella) Moschella.



Friday, February 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, February 7th at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere League for Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

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  1. Billy Moschella, Jr.
    Feb 4 2020

    I will always remember Uncle Russell as a kind and soft-spoken man. He was a true companion and ‘partner in crime’ to my beloved Uncle Robbie Moschella. It was a familiar sight, seeing Uncle Russell engage Robbie for long periods of time with talk of Robbie’s greatest passions – The Beatles and professional wrestling. Over the years, I can recall the two of them having formed a number of short-lived, two-man rock n’ roll bands, as well as having had many epic matches for the MWF (Moschella Wresting Federation) World Heavyweight Championship 🙂

    Truly, Uncle Russell was ‘tuned in’ to Robbie’s heart, both as a brother-in-law and as a friend.

    You will be missed, Uncle Russell. I wish you well as you continue onward into the next stage of your journey. May your spirit be a shining light of guidance to those that you have left behind, none more so than your beloved wife Linda and your sons Brian and Jason.

    Love from your nephew…

    Billy Moschella, Jr.

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