Mary Doherty

Mary A. Doherty (1937-2019)

Mary Anastasia Doherty, 81, of Pleasant Prairie, WI passed away peacefully at her home surround by her loving family on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Mary, was born to Cajetan “Clayton” and Josephine (Gburkowski) Czarnecki on October 13, 1937 in Kenosha, WI. She attended St. Casimir Catholic school, Washington Junior High and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School with the Class of 1956. On May 9, 1959 she was married to the love of her life William T. Doherty at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Kenosha, WI. They were blessed with 58 years of marriage and their four loving children.

Mary worked at Kenosha Memorial Hospital for 20 years as a Nurses Aide and later as a home caregiver. She then worked at Brookside Nursing Home for 13 years until her retirement. Mary was a devout Catholic and firm believer in the power of prayer. Mary was a member of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church where she was a member of the former Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Catholic Women’s Club. Mary loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid baker and enjoyed baking for all special occasions. Mary will be remembered most for her love and compassion towards others.

Mary is survived by her beloved children, Barbara (Robert J.) Ziccarelli, William (Elizabeth) Doherty Jr., John (Melinda) Doherty and Joan (Geoffrey) Miller; nine grandchildren Theresa (Brian) Golwitzer, Shawn (Laisa) Lillie, William G. Doherty, Katelyn Miller, Andrew Doherty, Michelle (Jason) Leindecker, Angela Ziccarelli, Amanda Doherty and Thomas Doherty; four great-grandchildren Frank Wells, Sandra Golwitzer, Anastasia Golwitzer and Renner Leindecker. She is further survived by her sister in-laws Donna Czarnecki, Janice Czarnecki, Kristine Czarnecki and Phyllis Wachowiak as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents, her brothers Edmund, Henry, Thomas, George and Lawrence; her sister Antoinette “Toni” Aulozzi; as well as four brothers in infancy Cajetan, Cyril, Marion and Anthony; her in-laws George and Irene (Witkowski) Doherty, brother in-laws James Doherty and Louis Aulozzi; sister in-laws Helen Czarnecki, Ann Doherty, and Eileen Doherty; and three grandchildren Sandra Ziccarelli, Robin Miller and Sarah Lillie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday April 22, 2019 at 11:00AM at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Kenosha. (2020-91st Street) Visitation with the family will take place on Monday at the church from 9:30AM until the time of Mass. Entombment will follow at All Saints Cemetery.


  1. To Barb, Bill, John and Joan my prayers are with all of you!. I have so many fond memories of all of our St Therese days. The times on snowmobiles and of course McDonalds. When I would make it back to Kenosha I always enjoyed talking to your Mother & Father at the St. Therese festival. I am sure Your Father welcomed your Mother into Heaven.

    • My prayers go out to all of you. Mary and Bill were two of the nicest people that I ever met. I always enjoyed talking to them at church. They will both be sorely missed. God bless them and all of you.

  2. Johnny, thanks for keeping us all in the loop.
    Barb, Bill and Joanie, you all are family to us and we know how much you loved your Mother. Rightfully so. What a great woman. Edie and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday. In the meantime, you remain in our thoughts and prayers just as you have been for the past several months as Mom fought her battle.
    May God Bless the Dohertys.


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