Doherty, Patricia R. (Soressi) – of Somerville, MA. Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away peacefully on October 6, 2022.
Born and raised in Brighton, MA, Pat was the daughter of the late Mary and Abele Soressi.
Pat will be affectionately remembered and greatly missed by her devoted children Marybeth Coughlin and her husband Jack of Somerville, Francis X. Doherty, Jr. and his wife Marisa of Arlington, and Michael Doherty of Somerville; her cherished grandchildren Krista, Elisa, Louis, Sean and Patrick and great grandchildren Mila and Brody; brother George Soressi; brother-in-law Robert Tivnan; Sister-in-law MaryEllen White & husband Ronald; Janet Leggett and many nieces and nephews. Pat was also pre-deceased by her brother, Anthony Soressi, and many beloved deceased Doherty in-laws.
Pat graduated from St. Columbkille High School. She then worked for Sears in Porter Square, Cambridge, where she met the love of her life, Frank Doherty, Sr, married in 1961 and for 49 years together created a beautiful home filled with love and lots of lasagna.
In her early years, she worked at Lyndell’s Bakery where former customers still remember her. She then worked for 30 years at Tufts University Educational Day Care continuing her passion for caring for children.
Family was the center of Pat’s fulfilling life. She was a wonderful mom to her 3 children and nurturing and generous grandmother. She loved nothing more than to be with her family, entertaining for the holidays and always opening her home to many friends and family.
Pat loved the beach and spent many summers in Seabrook NH. Countless memories were made there and will be cherished by her family for many years to come.
Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville, Monday morning at 9:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Clement Church, Somerville at 10:00 AM.
Relatives and friends invited.
Calling hours Sunday 2:00 – 5:00.
Interment Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge, 10 Brookline Place Brookline, MA 02445, https://tinyurl.com/elisadohertydfmc
Elisa Doherty will be running the 2023 Boston Marathon in her grandmother Pat’s memory.