Mary M. Dougherty, 92, of Brookville, Pa., passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, while a resident at Brookside Senior Living.
Born in Scranton on May 7, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Wesley Watson and Loretta (McDonald) Long, and stepdaughter of the late Charles Long. Mary was raised by Charles and always referred to him as her father. A high school graduate, Mary spent most of her working life as a manger in retail. She married Eugene Dougherty and they spent 63 years together until his passing in 2013. She will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by family and friends.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Marianne Dougherty, of Sigel, Pa.; friend of 85 years, Dorothy Klassner; and her daughter, Doreen and husband, Daniel Clarkson, of Scranton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in passing by her brother, Joseph F. Watson; and many pets.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a pet shelter of your choice or the Morris Animal Foundation.
Friends and family may call Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 1605 Oram St. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon, celebrated by the Rev. Richard Fox, pastor. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Arrangements, Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave. To email condolences, visit the funeral home website.