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Hugh "Jake" James Doherty

August 12, 1943 — October 23, 2022



Hugh "Jake" James Doherty

Hugh “Jake” James Doherty, age 79, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Everett, MA and Tewksbury, MA, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022.  Jake was born on Thursday, August 12, 1943, in Everett, MA to the late Henry James Doherty and Mary (Andrews) Doherty.  In addition to his parents, Jake is preceded in death by his brother, John R. Doherty, and his two sisters, Maureen C. Doherty and Elizabeth “Betty” A. Comeau.

Jake’s survivors include his son, Stephen “Steve” Doherty and his wife, Amber Fitzgerald, of East Wenatchee, WA; his three brothers: Dennis P. Doherty of Everett, MA, Henry J. Doherty of Danvers, MA, Richard H. Doherty of Everett, MA; his two sisters: Patricia D. McLaughlin of Everett, MA, Diane Doyle of West Newbury, MA; several nieces and nephews; and his very close family friends, Dr. Paul Kunkel, his wife Rosie, and their children, Benny and Sam.

To honor Jake’s commitment to health and education, his body has been donated to Pennsylvania Humanity Gifts Registry.

Jake’s family will be remembering his life privately.

The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to Paul, Rosie, George, Alice and the rest of the “Dunkin’ Donuts Crew” for helping to keep the fight in Jake.

While Jake’s family will not be accepting flowers, they invite those wishing to celebrate Jake’s life with a memorial contribution to make them to Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, New York, 10006,

Jake’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Jake’s full obituary, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting

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