The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

July 28, 2013

Christine G. Dougherty

Devout Catholic had daughter in Sharon


---- — Christine G. Dougherty

Devout Catholic had daughter in Sharon

Christine Giering Dougherty, Reynolds Street, Kingston, Pa., passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon (7-27-13) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 79.

She was born April 19, 1934, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Eugene T. Giering, Jr. and Mary Catherine Farrell Giering.

A 1952 graduate of St. Mary's High School, she also earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. in 1956.

She was a devout Catholic and active parishioner of St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Kingston where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and enjoyed going to the Trinity House in Plymouth with her many friends.

Her husband, Robert L. Dougherty, Jr., whom she married on Jan. 4, 1958 in St. Theresa Church, preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1994.

She is survived by her five children, Robert L. Dougherty III and wife Laura of Wexford, Pa.; Mary Catherine Dougherty, M.D., and husband Scott Keay of Sharon; Jennifer A. Berlatsky and husband Eric, Ph.D., of Boynton Beach, Fla., Genie Grimes and husband Eric, M.D. of Odenton, Md.; and Charles J. Dougherty and fiancé Ashley Miller of Burgettstown, Pa.; 10 grandchildren: Kearsie, Calene, Kevin and Christopher Dougherty, James Keay, Katherine and Julia Berlatsky, Andrew, Avery Christine and Matthew Grimes; two sisters Joan G. Lavinio and husband Thomas of Southhampton, N.Y., and Catherine Rodda and husband Thomas, M.D., of Greenwich, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Trinity House, 66 Willow St., Plymouth, PA 18651


Mrs. Robert L. (Christine Giering), 79, Reynolds Street, Kingston, Pa.

Calling hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today (7-29-13) in LEE & MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 73 Highland Ave., Burgettstown, Pa. and from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (7-31-13) in the HUGH P. BOYLE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, Pa.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday (8-1-13) in St. Ignatius of Loyola Roman Catholic Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston.

Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.