Marion Coleman Dougherty, 97, formerly of Hughestown, peacefully passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 while at the Mercy Center, Dallas.
Born in Scranton on November 26, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Catherine Dunleavy Coleman.
She was a graduate of Scranton High School. Marion resided in Hughestown all of her married life. She was a former member, and a daily communicant at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hughestown and a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.
Marion was an independent and hardworking woman. She was a loving and caring wife and mother, who devoted her life to her husband, her son, and the true joys of her life, her grandchildren. She enjoyed the wonderful times traveling and socializing with family and friends. Many special moments were shared with her neighbors, who also became close family friends. Marion will be remembered for her faith, loyalty, kindness, and selflessness. Her hospitality was known to all who entered her home. She especially enjoyed preparing the day after Christmas dinners shared with her entire extended family. She was actively involved in her community and was a trailblazer for women. Marion was elected and served as the first woman President of the Hughestown Borough Council.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Patrick Francis Dougherty; brothers, Edward “Red” Coleman and Eugene Coleman; sisters, Helen Coleman, Florence Young and Catherine Coleman Mahan.
Surviving her is her son, Atty. Patrick E. Dougherty and his wife Patricia Chilleri, Dallas; grandchildren, Erin Munsch and her husband Josh, Santa Barbara, CA; Taylor Dougherty, Philadelphia; John Dougherty, Dallas; and Rachel Henry, Pittsburgh; numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Dr. John Carey and nurse practitioner Fran McGlynn as well as to the staff at Mercy Center for the compassionate care they provided.
Funeral services will be Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9am from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment, St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation, Inc., Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.