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Gerald T. Dougherty

June 21, 1934 September 6, 2021
Gerald T. Dougherty
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Peoria- Gerald Thomas Dougherty, age 87, of Peoria, passed away at 5:37 AM on Monday September 6, 2021 at Unity Point Proctor Hospital.

Born June 21, 1934 in Peoria, he was a son to John and Cora (Harris) Dougherty. He married Kathleen Smith and she preceded him in death in 2016. He worked as a mail carrier for USPS for many years until his retirement. He was a devout catholic and a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Gerald was also a member of Knight of Columbus, 3rd Degree, Spalding Council 427. He was an avid Notre Dame football and St. Louis Cardinal fan.

Survivors include five children: Denny Dougherty of Peoria, Timothy (Kim) Dougherty of Chandler, AZ, Douglas (Phyllis) Dougherty of Peoria, Brian (Kelly) Dougherty of LaPlata, MD., and Patrick (Denise) Dougherty of Peoria; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Barbara, second wife Kathleen, one brother Robert Dougherty and one sister Helen Dwyer.

Cremation rights have been accorded. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Stephen Willard will officiate and burial of ashes will take place in St. Mary Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials in Gerald’s memory may be made to the Knights of Columbus Spalding Council.

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Memorial Mass




11:00 AM 9/13/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

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