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76 Prospect Street
Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
Fax: (860) 872-8200
Wilfred Doherty

Wilfred M. "Mike" Doherty

Friday, May 17th, 1935 - Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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Wilfred “Mike” Doherty, 84, of Vernon formerly of Ellington, died on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He was born May 17,1935 in Mexico, ME to the late Wilfred and Margaret Peters Doherty. Wilfred proudly served 4 years in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and later served in the CT Army National Guard. He was a member of the Maple Grove Club in Rockville. He is survived by his son Kevin Doherty and his wife Darcy from Stafford Springs; his nephews and nieces, Daniel Tripp and his wife Terri, Kelly Avery, Shawn Tripp and his wife Linda and Karen Cote; he also leaves many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Tripp in 2016. Relatives and friends may join the family on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 4-6 pm at Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect st , Rockville. A Funeral Procession will gather at 10:00 am at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 16, 2020 for an 11:00 am graveside service at Ellington Center Cemetery. For online condolences please visit pietrasfuneralhome.com
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Burke-Fortin Funeral Home
    Address
    76 Prospect Street
    VERNON ROCKVILLE, CT 06066
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Ellington Center Cemetery
    Address
    95 Maple St.
    ELLINGTON, CT 06029
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  • Interment

    Location
    Ellington Center Cemetery
    Address
    95 Maple St.
    ELLINGTON, CT 06029
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Love, Kim Crumm

Posted at 01:31pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Karen Côté

Posted at 12:40pm
Kevin & Darcy,
As a family we all have fond memories of Uncle Mike as he could always make us laugh. Growing up he was always a big part of our lives and as you know Christmas family tradition, all the girls in the family would get together and bake for the holidays. Mom use to say Uncle Mike had a cookie radar because every time we baked as soon as the cookies were ready to come out of the oven, Mom would say, well Mike should be walking through the door any minute and wouldn't you know it he always did. Mom would say could you smell them from your house? and Uncle Mike would always say yes and you need a taste tester, so here I am to make sure that you made the cookies right. After I was grown and had my own home, every time I would bake, he was able to do the same thing to me. I still wonder how did he know? Maybe he really could smell the cookies or had impeccable timing! I will miss him, he was a great man! We were very fortunate.
Lots of Love, may your memories wrap you like a warm blanket and carry you through this difficult time. I'm here if you need me.
Karen
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Cheryl & Ashley Seaton

Posted at 06:35pm
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