Patricia Maxine Doherty (ne McKnight) passed away February 9, 2023 after a long and vigorous battle with the ravishes of cancer. Pat was born and brought up in Neponsit a small subdivision of Rockaway, New York. Pat attended St Francis de Sales grammar school, Stella Maris High School (all in Rockaway), and graduated from Anna Maria College, Worcester Massachusetts in June of 1967.
In August of 1967 Pat married Richard L Doherty of Old Saybrook Connecticut. The couple started their journey together in Hartford Connecticut where Pat was a special education teacher. Kelly Elizabeth, their first child, was born in 1969 and they moved to Old Saybrook Ct. Shortly thereafter, along came Jennifer Marie (JJ), Maureen Kimberly and finally Colleen Brigid. Those were busy years but wonderful years. Pat was involved in school, church and civic activities while in Old Saybrook. In 1976 Pat moved to Dallas Texas to start a new and exciting chapter in her life and the life of her family
Pat lived in Dallas from 1976 until her passing. Pat was involved in many activities over and above being the best Mom any child could have. Pat was involved almost from the start with the creation of All Saints Catholic Community. Pat was a member of the All Saints Parish Council from its beginning. Pat was a preschool teacher at the parish, spending many years teaching and guiding children in the Little Saints program and making longtime friends with students, parents, and teachers. Pat was a Board member of the Mimi Foley Fund. Pat was also a long-time member of the Irish American Society of Dallas, very active in the creation of the Network of Community Ministers and serving as a Board member for many years. With the opening of the George Bush Presidential Library in 2013, Pat volunteered as a Docent serving at the Library right to the end. With her beautiful smile and gentle approach, Pat was loved and admired by her team mates and the visitors as well.
Beginning in 1999, Pat enthusiastically took on a new title, Nana. Along came Kathleen, Meghan, and Jack Dobrott, Travis Teeter, and Braeden and Ainsley Askew. Pat embraced her new role and enjoyed every minute with each of her grandchildren. They would arrive at her home and her smile would light the world. Pat was always happy to see them and hear all about their adventures, escapades, trials, tribulations, and successes.
Throughout Pat’s long battle with cancer there were so many people who reached out to help. You all know who you are and Pat appreciated and loved each and every one of you. There were nurses and doctors at Richardson Methodist when the battle began to the medical staff of Texas Oncology who were so professional and caring. In the last days of the journey, Pat encountered so many people from Hospice who were angels, so caring and protective of their patient, from the nurses to the aids to the gentlemen who brought in the needed equipment. They all were angels to Pat. God bless each and every one of you.
Pat leaves behind a loving family and numerous friends, a beautiful legacy for a life so well lived!
In lieu of flowers or food, Pat would like you to consider a donation to Network of Community Ministries, Suite 300, 1500 International Parkway, Richardson Texas 75081 in her name. Thank you.
Services at All Saints Catholic Community, 5231 Meadowcreek Dr., Dallas, TX.
Recitation of the Rosary 7:00 pm March 7, 2023
Funeral Mass 10:30 am March 8, 2023
William McKnight February 21, 2023
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Eileen McKnight February 21, 2023
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Tom & Donna Adams February 21, 2023
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Andrew and Karen Brown February 21, 2023
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Ray and Maureen (Siesfeld) Taylor February 21, 2023
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Jennifer Grieser February 22, 2023
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Julie Sluder February 22, 2023
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Rizzo Boone March 02, 2023
Church Dallas , Texas
I pray for Pat and her family. She was a dedicated and enthusiastic Catholic and will be missed. I especially remember her volunteer and involvement at All Saints and she was always welcoming and kind
Beverly & Warren Harmon March 07, 2023
Childhood friend of JJ Frisco , Texas
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. We all have so many wonderful memories growing up with your mom and family. I’m blessed to have known her and received many hugs from her. Love you all. Beverly Harmon