Mary V. (Semerjian) Doherty

November 14th, 2018

Mary V. (Semerjian) Doherty, age 86, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on September 1st, 2018. Beloved wife of 65 years to George L. Doherty of Wilmington, loving and devoted mother of Brian L. Doherty & his wife Christy of St. Petersburg, Florida and Theresa A. Doherty of Wilmington and the late Catherine & George, Jr. Mary was cherished and loved by her grandchildren George Joseph, Colleen Ann & Jennifer Mary Carroll of Wilmington and Brian Hanright Doherty of Sarasota, Florida. Mary was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Arabajian) Semerjian, dear sister of the late Nassey, Helen and John Semerjian. Mary also leaves behind her cats Tommy & Ellie as well as many friends. Funeral services were held privately at her home on her birthday, September 22. Memorial donations in Mary’s name can be made to the MSPCA @Nevins Farm, Methuen, Massachusetts.

Mary was a graduate of Watertown High School class of 1949. Upon graduation Mary went to work for the John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston where she would meet her future husband George. Mary and George got married in 1953 and settled in Woburn where they would raise their children. They moved to Wilmington in 1984 and continued to establish roots. Mary worked at Winchester Hospital in the Emergency room department for 26 years until her retirement in 1993. Mary enjoyed her retirement which gave her more time to spend with her grandchildren. Mary and George loved to travel, they traveled to the White Mountains, Bar Harbor Maine, Canada, Las Vegas Nevada, California, Arizona, Fort Myers and of course Disney World which Mary enjoyed the most just being together and spending time with family. Mary also enjoyed their many trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. She loved spending time in her yard gardening. Mary also was very active and involved with her grandchildren, whether it was taking them to practice, or a school event, she was always there. Mary also loved her pets.

Services were officiated by Father Early of St. Thomas Church at home on her birthday. At her request she wanted a private service at her home with her loving family and friends and devoted caregivers and of course her beloved pets.


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