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Winifred "Winnie" M. Doherty

November 6, 2022


Winifred (Winnie) Mary Doherty, born on May 2, 1934, passed away peacefully in Milton, Massachusetts on November 6, 2022, at the age of 88. Born and raised in Dorchester, Winnie was a first-generation Irish American and the eldest of four children.

She is predeceased by her parents Catherine (McLaughlin) Doherty and Edward Doherty, her sister Elizabeth (Doherty) Storms, her brother Brian Doherty, and brother’s in-law: Peter Storms and Donald Ford, also her niece Donna (Ford) Scollans.  

Winnie is survived by her sister Kathryn (Doherty) Ford, and her nieces and nephews: Andrew Ford and his wife Wendy, Pegeen (Ford) Cox and her husband Jeff, Jennifer (Ford) Gerbis and her husband Harold, Cathryn Ford, Brenda Ford, Peter Storms II and his wife Amy, Winifred Storms, and Carolyn (Storms) Stoltman and her husband Brent.  Survived also by many grand-nieces and grand-nephews and great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews. Also survived by Paul O’Leary and her caregiver Donna Crossley. She was devoted to her family, and generous with her time and her love.

Winnie was a lifelong learner with a passion for knowledge. She attended Notre Dame Academy, Roxbury ‘51, Emmanuel College, ‘55 and received her Master’s Degree in Math from Northeastern University. In retirement, she attended UMass Boston OLLI Courses. 

She worked at MIT, Raytheon and Draper Labs as an engineer. One of her proudest accomplishments was working on projects for NASA.

Winnie’s trailblazing spirit extended beyond her workplace, her passion for travel was boundless.  She traveled throughout the US and the world, exploring destinations such as Egypt, the former Soviet Union, Jerusalem, and the Caribbean. She also enjoyed trips to NYC, Buffalo, NY, historical sites in New England, and parades in Scituate, MA.  Winnie was an avid skier and could be found on Attitash or Wildcat during the ski season. Aunt Winnie rarely missed a baptism, first Communion, graduation or wedding, and she always carried a camera to commemorate each milestone. Whether traveling near or far, she always returned to Dorchester, which she called home.

Winnie was a lifelong parishioner and eucharistic minister at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Dorchester until she moved to Fuller Village in Milton, MA.
Winnie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, and be remembered for her gentle spirit, intelligence, her love, and her laughter.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X 101 Wolcott Rd, Milton, MA 02186 Thursday November 10th at 11am. 
Burial to follow at St. Jospeh's Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Winnie's honor to Boston Children's Hospital. 



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