Barbara's Story

Naples, FL - Barbara Carney Doherty, 80, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2016, in Naples, Florida. Born in Bangor on November 22, 1936, she was the daughter of John and Mary Vahey Carney. She graduated from John Bapst High School, class of 1954. She attended Polly Thomas Dance School, as well as Westbrook Junior College and was known to some as "the dancing girl."
Barbara was the beloved wife of Robert E. Doherty and loving mother of Deborah Dowd, Christopher Dowd and his fiancee, Nicole Beck, Catherine O'Connell and her husband, Michael, Rosamond (Robin) Dowd and her husband, David Steffan, and Kevin Dowd and his wife, Patricia; also grandmother to their eight children. She is survived by her brother, Robert Carney; sister, Patricia Platt; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; and her brother, John Carney Jr.
A memorial Mass will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA. Donations may be made in Barbara's name to the Avow Hospice House, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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