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April 17, 1960 – Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, MN
Monday, April 25, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, MN
Sunday, April 24, 2016
4 to 8 PM

Thomas Michael Dougherty, age 56, of Otsego, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He was born on April 17, 1960 in Robbinsdale, the son of Thomas R. and A. Lucille Dougherty. Tom was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at Church of St. Raphael in Crystal. He was a 1978 graduate from Cooper High School in New Hope. Tom worked at Graco Inc. in Rogers for 15+ years.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; Thomas R. and A. Lucille Dougherty; brother, Kevin Dougherty; and nephew, Matthew Holland.

Tom is survived by his daughters, Molly and friend Jake, Jessica (Josh) and their children Ethan and Jack; siblings, Patricia (Glenn) Mayer, Mary (Donald) Franczak, Maureen (Clyde) Martin, Colleen (Jeffrey) Radeke, Dean (Rose) Dougherty, Eileen (Todd) Holland; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Honorary casket bearers will be his nieces and nephews: David Mayer, Kayleen Koetz, Katie Dougherty, Kimberly Dougherty, Kevin Dougherty and Melissa Holland.

Casket bearers will be his nephews: John Franczak, Andrew Franczak, Robert Martin, Keith Radeke, Ryan Dougherty and Jack Holland.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 24 from 4 to 8 PM with prayer service at 7 PM at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael/Albertville Funeral Home in St. Michael.

Further visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to Mass.

Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas Dougherty will be held Monday, April 25 at 11:00 AM at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael with Father Joah Ellis as celebrant.

Readers will be his brother-in-law, Glenn Mayer and his nephew, Joseph Franczak.

Gift bearers will be Tom’s Great-Nieces and Great-Nephew: Nicole Franczak, Shannon Franczak and Will Franczak.

Musicians are nephew, Brent Radeke as soloist; niece, Beth Radeke as soloist; and niece, Emily Pedersen as flutist.

Interment will be held at a later date at the Hanover Village Cemetery in Hanover.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael/Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362. www.thepetersonchapel.com

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mike Anderson

    So sad to hear about Tom. Best friend growing up so many memories with him, Playing ball, walkig to St Rapheal’s, riding bikes, skating at Broadway park. He will be missed by many. Glad to call you my friend. R.I.P See you again on the other side.

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  2. michael kathleen mickey

    All of our love and prayers are with you. Rest in peace.

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  3. Beverly Monsrud/Worel

    Tom was in our wedding (Bev and Tim Worel). He was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed. My deepest sympathy to the family. God Bless.

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  4. Missy Dale Bryson

    My sympathy and prayers go out to the Dougherty family. Tommy, my softball coach and family friend. I will miss your beautiful smiling face I would see Saturday mornings when I arrived for my shift at the Hilltop and you were finishing yours. Keep on smiling Tommy. You will be missed. ❤️

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  5. Bernie Knox

    Rest in peace Tom, you were a great guy and I enjoyed getting to know you and working with at Graco. God bless his family and all that knew him.

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