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Jean (Canole) Doherty

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“She was one of the Best! ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Melaragni - Naperville, IL

“Our families became close dating back to Plymouth Circle. My mother (Mame) could not have had a better friend in Jean. She provided loving support...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Burgoyne Prendergast - MA

“The video collage is such a beautiful tribute to a life well lived - full of family, love and happy times together. Wishing all Jean's family peace...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Cathy Loyd - Germantown, MD

“My Aunt Jean was a loving and wonderful person.May she rest eternally with all her friends and loved ones who passed before her.... at least until...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: david canole - family

“I will always remember Mrs. Doherty as being so sweet and positive. She made everyone around her feel special and we are so fortunate to have known...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy, Mike and Max Waite - RI

“Mrs. Doherty was one of the nicest people I ever met. Whenever I would see her, she always had a beautiful smile for me! I know my Mom & Dad used...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Maureen (Lynch) Noyes - Saugus, MA

“I have known Mrs. Doherty since before Kindergarten. I recently had the pleasure of seeing she and her husband again after many years. May she rest...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Stephen Ford - Melrose, MA

“My condolences to the Doherty Family! I hadn't seen Jean in many, many years but was lucky enough to have crossed paths with her in the last couple...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Liz Lloyd Dellus - Family Friend


Jean (Canole) Doherty, died February 22, 2019 in the loving arms of her devoted family. Jean, a resident of Marshfield, formerly of Peabody and Melrose, shared a beautiful marriage of nearly 67 years with her husband, Edward J. Doherty of Marshfield.

Treasuring her everlasting memory are her children: Kathleen Melaragni of Naperville, Illinois; Colleen McDonnell and her husband Thomas of Braintree; Edward J. Doherty Jr. and his wife Beth of Londonderry, NH and Patrice Parry and her husband Kevin of Marshfield. She also leaves her grandchildren: Caitlin and Kevin Melaragni, Cameron and John McDonnell, Lauren and Katherine Doherty and Douglas and Neal Parry. She was the daughter of the late James W. and Ruth Canole and the sister of the late James W. Canole Jr. Jean is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February 28, from 4 – 8 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose. Funeral from Gately's on Friday, March 1, at 8:45 AM followed by a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Adelaide's Church, 708 Lowell Street, Peabody. Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake Street, Peabody. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or at donors@stjude.org.