WEST COXSACKIE – Clara passed away at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn
surrounded by her loving family on June 21, 2015. Clara was born in
Forked River, NJ on June 24, 1921. She was married to the late
Edward A. Doherty for 47 years. Clara was a retired R.N. and loved
sewing, knitting and gardening. She was an active member of St.
Patrick’s Church in Ravena for over 55 years serving as president of
the Rosary Altar Society and volunteering in the thrift shop.
Clara is survived by her children, Paul and Ginny Doherty of Nassau,
NY, Thomas and Gail Doherty of Palentine Bridge, NY Maureen and
Victor Osborne of Mechanicville, NY, Jean and Rusty Bloom of
Freehold, NY and Patrick and Susan Doherty of Feura Bush, NY. She
was proud of her grandchildren, Amy, Lisa, Brian, Deanna, Jennifer,
Erin, Jonathan, David, Sandra, Chad, Becky, Ryan, Joseph and
Daniel. She also had several great-grandchildren. Clara was
predeceased by her son Edward S. Doherty and grandson, Jason
Clara was a resident of Riverside Nursing Home in Castleton where
she was loved, respected and received the utmost of personal and
Friends and family may pay respects at the Babcock Funeral Home,
Ravena on Wednesday, June 24th from 5 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held 10:30 on Thursday, June 25th at St. Patrick’s
Church, 21 Main St., Ravena.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Community Hospice of
Albany County, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.