Richard B. Doherty

Richard B. Doherty: age 63 a Melrose native – Son Of the late Bernard Doherty and Margaret (McGinn) Doherty. Brother of the late Maureen (Griffin), Alice and Stephen. Leaving behind wife Kristy (Preston), Son Richard Jr. and his wife Kristen, Granddaughter Lauren, Grandsons Benjamin and Ryan. Beloved by his sisters Katherine Murphy of NH, Barbara RaFuse of FL, Joanne and her husband Paul Buckley of LA and Patricia of NH. Along with 6 Nieces, 3 Nephews and many grandnieces and nephews. Richard was loved by all family and friends. Known for his great sense of humor, his family will remember him for his kindness and wit, and his unending thoughtfulness from cards every holiday to his hilarious pranks and jokes. All are welcomed to a grave side service at Wyoming Cemetery Melrose, MA 11:00am on October 2, 2015 In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children- Boston 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114.


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  1. Janis on September 24, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I’ll always remember Rich for his great smile. He always made me feel welcome whenever I came to visit Krys. He’ll be missed. <3

  2. Mary M. on September 24, 2015 at 1:37 am

    My condolences to Richard’s family. Krys and Ritchie my thoughts are with you.

  3. RQ on September 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm


  4. Niki on September 24, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Richard was SO loved. And I will always remember him laughing. He was all love and heart and humor and Its killing me to know this world is now without him. He is loved and missed.

  5. Barbara Chauncey on September 24, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this! He had a compassionate, kind spirit and he cared about people. We need more people like him!

  6. Paul Doherty on September 25, 2015 at 12:44 am

    I remember Richard telling me that he believed that when we die we come back to a better life. Richard you have moved on to a better life that’s full of the beautiful memories of the past and the richness of the new memories to come. Love you and miss you.

  7. Richard Thibault on September 25, 2015 at 6:29 am

    My sincerest sympathies to the Doherty family. Rich and I met when we were kids in Melrose. I was over his house and he came to mine on E. Wyoming Ave. We had so much fun together then and when we reconnected on Facebook. I will remember him always and we will meet up again. God bless him……

  8. Linda Garland on September 25, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Richard always made me smile.
    A great guy with a big heart. Rest in peace Richard. You will be missed .

  9. suzanne broadwell on September 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I only met Richard once at the St Pat’s parade in New Orleans, He was everything I had heard about him for years. Prayers and thoughts for all of you!
    Suzanne and Jimmy

  10. Auntie Sheila on September 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    So sorry, Rich and Kristin and all your family, Rich. I did not know your father but have heard many wonderful things about him. Be at peace, the good Lord will look after him better than we ever could. Will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
    Auntie Sheila

  11. Katherine Doherty Murphy on September 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    My brother Richard was the glue that held our family together with his laughter his compassion and his love for everyone. I will remember forever his love of anything that had a remote control, made noise, sang a song or waved the flag . He will forever be missed.

  12. Bob "Stump" Haggerty on September 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Had dinner with Rich about a month ago at Hawthorne By The Sea in Swampscott.
    Good food….good company…good time !
    Shared a lot of laughs with Rich while driving for Sunshine Taxi !!
    He will be missed !!

  13. Paul Coughlin on September 29, 2015 at 1:51 am

    So sorry, to all my Doherty cousins, to hear about Richard. I was so shocked to hear the bad news. Did not know he was sick. Still remember all the fun visits to your home in Melrose when Richard, John and I were kids. Lots of laughs with Richard around. Will keep praying for ALL of you!!

  14. Trina Murphy on September 30, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.

    I will remember him being so welcoming when I moved to Boston and sharing his love for the holidays and reunions. May he rest in peace.

    I’d like to extend my most sincere condolences to the rest of the family. May fond memories of Richard bring you comfort.

  15. Janet Lundstrom on October 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Dear Family,

    My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Richard. I fondly remember him from Youle Street and seeing him go by our house on the way to school and many a day playing outside and inside with the Dohery siblings.
    May loving memories provide a measure of comfort to you. God Bless.

  16. Debi Morello on September 2, 2016 at 11:53 am

    it has been a year of memories and pain in the loss of Rich but the memories of the healthy Rich linger on in our minds with my love to you Krys and family thinking of you on the year anniversasry of your GREAT LOSS kmow my thoughts are with you ALWAYS

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