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Barbara A. Dougherty

November 20, 1936 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

Frances Barbara Anne Dougherty was born November 20, 1936 in Abington, Pa to Joseph Vincent Dougherty and Helen Jane McClelland. Everyone knew her by her middle name, Barbara. She grew up at 512 Lincoln Ave in Willow Grove, Pa with her parents and her two older siblings, Muriel and Vince. Barbara was the baby by 15 years and looked up to her older siblings very much. She spoke of wishing she could go back to live with her family at 512 Lincoln Ave up until her last days. Barbara attended Melrose Academy, Class of 1954, in Elkins Park where she excelled at math and helped to tutor other students. She was also their beautiful May Queen. Barbara continued with a career in the field of finance and worked for IVB bank in Jenkintown and Elkins Park. 

Barbara selflessly cared for others and was known affectionately by her own nieces and nephews and their many friends across multiple generations as “Aunt Barbara”. She created a home where everyone felt welcome. She gave from her heart without any expectations. Aunt Barbara devoted her life to making sure others felt special. She remembered the birthdays and anniversaries of her family and their loved ones, she sent gifts, made afghans, and put together care packages with special things she knew people liked. She always made it a point to ask about the people you loved so it was known she was thinking of them. She loved her family unconditionally.  

She will always be our macushla, our darling. All is well.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Mary A. Kessler (Mark), Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty III, Judith A. Baldasari (Tom) and David J. Dougherty, great-nieces and great-nephews Meghan Norris, Jody Falcaro (David), Kyle Norris, Matthew Baldasari, Patrick Norris (Michelle), Deidra Norris (Chase), Ian Norris (Laura) and great-great nieces and great-great nephews Ciaran, Riley, Liam, Indiana, Alanna, Neve, Blakeslee, Malcolm, Robert, Margot, and Reese.   

Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on Monday June 13, 2022 at 10:30am at St. John Bosco RC Church, 215 E County Line Rd, Warminster, PA 18974.  Viewing in church from 9:30am to 10:30am.

Interment to follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery.

Arrangements by John J. Bryers Funeral Home www.bryersfh.com

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Services

24 Hour Viewing
Monday
June 13, 2022

9:30 AM
St. John Bosco RC Church
215 E County Line Rd
Hatboro, Montgomery 19040

Funeral Service
Monday
June 13, 2022

10:30 AM
St. John Bosco RC Church
215 E County Line Rd
Hatboro, Montgomery 19040

Committal
Monday
June 13, 2022

12:15 PM
St. John Neumann Cemetery
3797 County Line Rd
Chalfont, PA 18914

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