Hope G. Dougherty


Holden & Brewer - Hope Gloria Dougherty, 88, died September 5, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 23, 1931, in Caribou, the daughter of Laureston and Gunhild (Stedt) Fisher.

Hope graduated from Caribou High School in 1948 and was employed as an operator for the telephone company where she met the love of her life, Charles 'Dick' Dougherty. They were married November 5, 1949 and cherished 51 years of marriage until Dick's death in 2001. In addition to her faith filled devotion to her family, she was a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Brewer, where she served in many ways including the Altar Rosary Society, and the annual Christmas fair. She also volunteered for many years with the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary, St. Joseph Hospital Gift Shop, and Current Events Club. After their children were grown, Hope enjoyed working at Libby's Gift Shop and Boysenberries where she could enjoy social interaction with so many of her friends. Hope's infectious smile and mischievous personality brought great joy to her family and friends.

Hope is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Louis and Margaret Dougherty of Eddington, Susan and Robert Thomas of Brewer, Jane and Robert DeBeck of Brewer, Cindy and Kevin McEwen of Brewer, Timothy and Lisa Dougherty of Holden, Patricia and Maynard Corey of Brewer, and John Dougherty and Julia Munsey of Bangor; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sisters, Vivian Brown and Frances Dyer and her brother, Richard Boucher. Special thanks to her caregivers, Pam Carroll and Linda Burrill, in addition to the wonderful staff of St. Joseph's Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 217 York Street, Bangor or St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, Attn: Hospice, PO Box 1638, Bangor, ME 04402.

Friends may call 4-7 P.M. Monday, September 9, 2019, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Church, 531 North Main Street, Brewer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. Tuesday, September 10, St. Joseph Church. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer. All are invited to a reception in the church hall following the services. Messages and memories may be shared with the family at kileyandfoley.com

Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer.
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Jim Boucher
Sep 10, 2019
Our family's prayers are with Aunt Hope that she rests in peace with God's love and comfort. Hope is so fortunate to be surrounded by such a wonderful family, knowing that Hope's love will continue to live on with inspiration and comfort for those she touched. Love, Jim
Lisa Norsworthy
Sep 10, 2019
Louie & Margaret - I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Praying that the Lord gives you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Carol Reynolds
Sep 09, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you...
Alan Brown
Sep 09, 2019
Aunt Hope always had a special place in my heart. She always remembered birthdays with a card. My deepest sympathy to the Dougherty family. Aunt Hope was a very loving and warm mother and aunt.
Bernadette & Glenn Gaspar
Sep 09, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Your beautiful Family now has an Angel 😇 watching over all of you.
Sep 08, 2019
Gift of Grace Bouquet was purchased for the family of Hope G. Dougherty.  Send flowers
Gene & Kathy Kirkpatrick, Brewer & St. Louis
Sep 08, 2019
Jane, Louie, Sue and all the Dougherty children and their families, the loss of Mrs D. (Hope) is monumental. Not only was the the matriarch of your family, she was the queen of Eastern Avenue. She will be missed by all and be remembered as a woman of example. Bless you all, may she rest in peace.
Nancy Gerald
Sep 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss she was such a sweet and caring lady, I loved her spunk!!
Jean Boucher
Sep 07, 2019
Thinking of the Dougherty family and special thoughts and prayers for Aunt Hope, a special person who so LOVED her family! God bless Love Jean
Deacon Mike & Janet Boggs
Sep 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady. Will see you at the church during the wake or funeral.
Take Care and God Bless.
John & Sue Kirkpatrick
Sep 07, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.
David and Doreen Herrin
Sep 07, 2019
Deepest condolences to the entire family