Helen M. Dougherty, 82


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Mrs. Helen M. (nee Haggerty) Dougherty, 82, died at her home in Wall, N.J. on July 2, 2021.

Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona will be on Tuesday, July 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 32 Lakeside Avenue, Verona on Wednesday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Born in Hoboken, she grew up in Tenafly and lived in North Bergen for many years before retiring to Toms River, prior to moving to Wall four years ago.

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Mrs. Dougherty graduated from St. Cecilia High School in Englewood. She was a 1959 graduate of St. Vincent School of Nursing in New York City and earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Jersey City State University. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Thomas P. Dougherty.

Mrs. Dougherty is survived by her children, Kathleen Scala (Mike), Anne Fortunato (Steve), Thomas V. Dougherty (Colleen); her grandchildren, Michael Scala, Alyssa Scala, Lauren Scala, Kaitlynn Greenberg (Scott), Steven Fortunato (Jen), Maggie Dougherty, Brian Dougherty, Owen Dougherty, Marykate Dougherty; her great-grandchildren, Sophie Greenberg, Kayla Greenberg, Lucas Scala, Stevie Fortunato, Julian Fortunato; and her sisters, Kathleen Jaeger, Patricia Feulner, Mary Cirincione and Peggy Mullins.

Donations in her memory to the Dementia Society of America – or to Our Lady of the Lake Church Endowment Trust, Verona would be greatly appreciated.

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