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Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 25th from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Retired Revere Fire Chief, Daniel J. Doherty, who passed unexpectedly on Saturday, May 20th at the Lahey Clinic of Burlington.
His funeral will be held on Friday, May 26th from the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Richard of Chichester Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers, at 11 a.m.
An alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1964, he lived in Revere before moving to Danvers several years ago. He entered the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era on March 24, 1966 and served until March 23, 1972. Dan joined the ranks of Revere's finest (the Revere Fire Department) & served for over 35 years. His tenure as Fire Chief from 1995-2001, ended with retirement. He was a member of the Retired Revere Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Metro Fire Chiefs "Embers" & the Revere Firefighters Local 926. A recent conversation with Dan, revealed how very much pleased he was for his service to his country during Vietnam but also for the 35 years plus, with the Revere Fire Department. He was the recipient of an Associates Degree in Fire Science and and Associate degree in Electrical Engineering from North Shore Community College. On off-time, he was an avid golfer, strictly enforcing the rules and regulations of the game.
He is the beloved husband of 50 years to Marjorie A. "Marge" (Rollins) Doherty and the cherished father of Cheryl A. Lenkauskas and her husband, Michael of Danvers and the late Jason D. Doherty. He was the devoted son to Marie B. (Oliver) Doherty of Saugus and the late Ret. Revere Firefighter John J. "Chickie" Doherty. He is the adoring grandfather to Daniel J. Arnold of New Haven, Conn. and Sarah E. Arnold of Danvers. He was also the dear brother of John J. "Jackie" Doherty, Jr. and his wife, Diane of Tarpan, Fla., Donna M. Marrotta & her husband Alfred of Saugus and Doreen P. Carolan of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his cousin, Ret. Revere Fire Chief Eugene W. "Gene" Doherty and his wife, Michelle M. of Point of Pines, Revere and many other cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and his extended family of Revere firefighters.
Interment will take place at Wadsworth Cemetery, Danvers. Remembrances may be made to the Pine Street Inn, 434-444 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118 or to any Drug Recovery Program. Please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Published on May 24, 2017
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