John Doherty

John Doherty, 82 of Medford, formerly from Somerville passed away April 18, 2021. Beloved husband of Carole ( Shanks-Just). Devoted father of Robert Just and his late wife Lola of Indiana, Steve Just and his wife Maryann of Virginia, Linda Doherty and her partner Jonathon Trafton of Everett, Shannon McGrath of Boston, Wendy Just and her partner Russell Chiary of medford, Christopher Just and his wife Tammy of Indiana, the late Colleen Just of Boston, and bonus “son” Chris Siggens of Beverly. Proud Papa of 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren

John loved his family unconditionally, and was a jack of all trades from lobster fisherman, to printer for a church newspaper to all kinds of labor work, he did it all. John was a happy and cheerful spirit, life of the party. He was a master on the grill, enjoyed coffee in the morning with the guys, and making his famous homemade wine.
Funeral services are private


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16 Condolences

  1. Gina Mahoney on April 20, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Carol and kids, I am so very sad at this huge loss. I love John, and always will. I remember a lot of laughs back in the day. The light he brought to the world will be missed.
    John, sleep softly now and know you are loved.

  2. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brothers Sr. & Family on April 20, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    When we loose someone it’s never easy our Condolences to the Family may he Rest in Peace.

  3. Linda Doherty on April 20, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Dad I’ll miss you so much.I can’t believe your gone..I want you to come back…..I know you can’t…We will watch out for each other..

  4. Bobbie jean devine on April 21, 2021 at 1:44 am

    My thoughts and prayers to you all. The ones we love never leave us. They now walk beside us everday

  5. Lynne Baker on April 21, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    So sorry for ur loss hun u n ur family will b in my prayers he raised u n u are a great women in should b Happy that he will always live in u n j beg will watch over all of u luv u hun

  6. Joanne Flynn on April 21, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss
    Great man will be missed

  7. Rich & Karen Rhuda on April 21, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Carole & Family, we are so sorry for John’s passing. He was a part of our lives for so many years & we will miss his kind & gentle nature. His friendship will be missed greatly. Thank you for sharing John with our family.

  8. Jesse Rhuda & Shane Rhuda on April 22, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Carol and family, i am very sorry to hear about John. He was always fun to be around, we enjoyed spending time with him. We learned a lot from him and gained some unforgettable memories. He will be missed but always with us.

  9. Tina Minson on April 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    So sorry my condolences to you all

  10. Jennifer Kapotas on April 22, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Linda Doherty I’m truly sorry for the loss of your dad. Just know he’s no longer in pain and always know he will always be in your heart and soul. No one can ever take away your memories of your dad for those are sacred to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and may god give you all the strength to get through this difficult time

  11. June O’Callaghan Gallup on April 22, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss

  12. Timmy Lee on April 24, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Carole & family, my deepest condolences for your loss. I was very fortunate to have the privilege to have met someone in my lifetime like John. One of a kind and always lit up any room he walked into. I’ll forever cherish the fun times I had with him and my uncle and the impact he had on my life, a true gentleman that will be greatly missed.

  13. Peg and Andy from The Boston House on April 28, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Dear Carol and Family

    We are heartbroken for you. John was a kind, sweet and generous man. He will be sorely missed.

  14. Dawn and Mike Emerman from The Boston House on April 28, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    I was lucky to know John for 20-plus years. He was such a special guy. He will be so missed by us all.

  15. Amanda Johnson from The Boston House on April 28, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    I feel fortunate to have known John. He was kind and considerate and his upbeat attitude always brightened my day. My deepest condolences to his whole family.

  16. Jamie Kallestad on May 2, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    I worked with John at The Boston House for 4 years. He was such a warm and welcoming presence there, where families come in every day with all the stress in the world. He was dedicated to his work and made the house comfortable, homey, and safe for so many. He was the kind of person that just set you at ease, and made you feel comfortable. I was lucky to get to know John, and I wish the best for his extended family.

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