Thomas Gerald Doherty, Jr.

January 10, 1934 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Thomas Doherty, Jr. Obituary

Thomas Gerald Doherty Jr.of Southport CT, husband of Eileen Colby Doherty, passed away at  age 89 on October 20, 2023. Originally from Stratford, he was the son of Thomas Gerald Doherty and Kathryn Saur Doherty. 

After attending Fairfield Prep, he then graduated from Brown University. After graduation he became an Air Force navigator where he enjoyed his travels around the world He then spent many years working at Perkin Elmer and  finishing his career at United Technologies.

 In his early years, he could be found on the baseball field, then enjoying tennis and golf. He was a dedicated Yankees and UConn basketball fan. Some of his favorite beaches  and relaxation spots included Fairfield, Cape Cod and Delray Beach,FL. 

He was a long time resident of Southport  where he raised his family with his wife, Eileen. 

Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter Sarah and her husband Gary, his sister Sheila Drakeley and  her husband George, a number of cousins and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his  brother John G. Doherty.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  at St Anthony of Padua, 149 S Pine Creek Rd, Fairfield, CT on Thursday, October 26 at 10 am  with interment at St , Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford CT. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: or

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 26, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church (South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield)
149 S Pine Creek Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824


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P.O. Box 682, Fairfield CT 06824

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