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Thomas E. Doherty

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE on Tuesday, December 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parking available in the lot left of the Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem St., LYNNFIELD on Wednesday, December 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Please meet directly at Church. Per order of the Archdiocese of Boston, masks are required in the Church. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett.

Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Thomas E. Doherty managed his illness with strength, valor and grace and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. Thomas passed away on December 15, 2021, at the age of 83 years old.  On his final day, he was surrounded by his beloved wife of 50 years and his three daughters, who he adored more than anything else in this world. His legacy will live on the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with. In 1957, he joined the U.S. Army and after his tour was complete, he went and earned his Architectural Degree at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Boston Architectural College. He spent many years working as an Architect and designed many commercial buildings located in Boston, including the Cambridge Court House, and the church where he married his wife. In 1973, he moved on from architecture and found the career that he loved as he joined the Revere Police Department, where he served the community with integrity and honor for thirty-five years.  He firmly believed that people deserved a second chance or sometimes even a third and treated everyone he encountered with respect and understanding. He retired as a Sergeant from the Revere Police Department in 2003 and soon thereafter became a United States Marshal and began working at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in Boston. Thomas enjoyed life’s simple pleasures. He loved going out for a nice meal with his family, going to the movies, playing the lottery, reading books, watching Fox News and TV documentaries about history, boating at Wingaersheek Beach, coffee dates with his wife and dog Natasha, riding his lawn tractor, investing in the stock market, watching movies, swimming in the ocean and in his pool, diving, shooting at the range, traveling to Florida and Aruba, whiskey toasts with his son-in-law, Jarrod, and playing with his grandchildren who adored their Papa. 

Thomas is survived by his beautiful wife Marilyn T. (Prizio) Doherty of Saugus. He is the loving & proud father of Andrea T. Doherty – Marino & husband Anthony L. of Lynnfield, Danielle M. Doherty – Wirwicz & husband Jarrod D. of Middleton & Evelyn T. Doherty – Terfry & husband Christopher M. of Lynnfield. Treasured papa of Angelina TD., Gianna D., Mason J., Thomas J. & John C. and his late Maltese Dog Natasha. Dear brother of Noel F. Doherty & wife Marcia of Woburn & the late James N. Doherty, Jr. & Sheila A. Tomkins. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, friends, fellow Revere Police Officers & U.S. Marshal men & women.

At the family’s request, please omit flowers, remembrances may be made to the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation by visiting


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, December 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, December 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem St., Lynnfield
(Please meet directly at Church)


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett (Versailles Community Mausoleum)

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  1. Marina Greeke
    Dec 22 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My
    prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. Love Marina

  2. Jill & Michael prizio
    Dec 21 2021

    Tom was (and still in our heats) one if the greatest of all time! We miss him dearly. May he Rest In Peace. Amen. If love could have saved him he would have lived forever. God bless you all.Ge was a wonderful husband, father, and papa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Aunty Jill & Uncle mike. ❤️

  3. Ministry of consolation
    Dec 21 2021

    With our deepest sympathy from Ave Maria Parish, Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Maria Goretti church, staff, parishioners, and the Ministry of Consolation, our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  4. Mr and Mrs Thomas R. Prizio
    Dec 20 2021

    Tom was a wonderful man. He was the true example of a good husband and a wonderful father. He is and always will be someone I will hold in the highest regards.. The only comfort in this loss is knowing that he no longer has to suffer or be in pain.My sister and children are in our prayers. Love your Uncle Tommy and patricia.

  5. Joe Eberhardt
    Dec 19 2021

    I am so very sorry for the family’s loss. The blessings are that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort and that someday you will be with him again in Heaven. Prayers for all of you.

  6. Camille Depesa
    Dec 18 2021

    To Evelyn and family we are so very sorry for your loss, your father was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

    Camille & Jack

  7. Vincenzo Forgione
    Dec 17 2021

    I am close in my heart to my cousin Marilyn, to her daughters, Andrea, Danielle and Evelin, their husbands and children for the loss of dear Thomas. I embrace you with affection, your cousin and family.

  8. Lee Nugent
    Dec 17 2021

    I am so sorry that I am away until the 4th of January but please know that I will be thinking of you Andrea and your Mom and siblings. Your Dad was a great man who had a great love for his family he will be missed may he RIP.

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