Christine Giering Dougherty

July 28, 2013

Christine Giering Dougherty


Christine Giering Dougherty, 79, of Kingston, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, July 27, 2013, in Sharon Regional Hospital.

She was born April 19, 1934, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Eugene T. Giering Jr. and Mary Catherine Farrell Giering.

On January 4, 1958, in St. Theresa Church, she married Robert L. Dougherty Jr., who died February 11, 1994.

Surviving are five children, Robert L. Dougherty III and wife Laura of Wexford, Mary Catherine Dougherty, M.D., and husband Scott Keay of Sharon, Jennifer A. Berlatsky and husband Eric, Ph.D., of Boynton Beach, Fla., Genie Grimes and husband Eric of Odenton, Md., and Charles J. Dougherty and fiancé Ashley Miller of Burgettstown; 10 grandchildren, Kearsie, Calene, Kevin and Christopher Dougherty, James Keay, Katherine and Julia Berlatsky, Andrew and Avery Christine and Matthew Grimes; two sisters, Joan G. Lavinio and husband Thomas of Southhampton, N.Y., and Catherine Rodda and husband Thomas M.D. of Greenwich, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Lee and Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. Additional vistiation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hugh P. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 416 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 1, in St. Ignatius of Loyola Roman Catholic Church, 339 North Maple Avenue, Kingston. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

If so desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Trinity House, 66 Willow Street, Plymouth, PA 18651.



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