Ed Doherty, 75, Funeral Today

Ed Doherty was active in the community and was the host of a weekly show on Medfield TV called “Eye on Medfield.” The funeral mass is today (Dec. 27) at 10 a.m.

Ed Doherty died on Dec. 20, 2013. Credit: Roberts Mitchell Funeral Services.
Ed Doherty died on Dec. 20, 2013. Credit: Roberts Mitchell Funeral Services.
The following information was provided by Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Services.

Edward Patrick Doherty, age 75, of Medfield where he has been a resident since 1968, passed away on Dec. 20, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Ed was the son of the late Edward G. and Eleanor (Burke) Doherty. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Liz, and his 4 children – Patty Shaffer, Nancy Cote, Eddie Doherty and Mark Doherty, and his 13 grandchildren – Meghan and Matthew Shaffer, Nicole, Eric and Hannah Cote, Teddy, Brendan, Liam, Molly and Finley Doherty, and Tim, Kaity and Trevor Doherty. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Dewey and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed.

Ed was originally from Lenox, Mass., where he graduated from Cranwell Preparatory School. He went on to graduate from Boston College in 1960 and later received his Masters degree from BC’s School of Management. For over 30 years, Ed worked for the Gillette Company in Marketing and Sales. He retired in 1992 but remained active at Gillette for many years as the editor of the Retirees Newsletter and as a member of the Gillette Retirees Volunteer Group.

Ed was also very active in the town of Medfield throughout his life. He was the President of Medfield Youth Baseball, the Vice President of Medfield Youth Hockey, a member of the Medfield Lions Club, a member of the Board of Directors for Medfield’s 325th and 350th anniversaries, chairman of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and founder of the Medfield Over the Hill (M-O-T-H-Ball) league. Over the past few years he became a member of the Warrant Committee in Medfield and was on the Board of Directors at Medfield TV. 

Ed was also the host of a weekly show on Medfield TV called “Eye on Medfield.”

Ed was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed fishing and spending time attending the athletic events and school activities of his beloved grandchildren. Grampa was their biggest fan.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Miller Street, Medfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 133 Spring Street, Rt 27, Medfield. Burial will follow at Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield. See www.robertsmitchell.com for the guest book, directions and additional information.

In lieu of flowers, Ed has requested that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org or the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation at www.ucpboston.org.

Colleen M. Sullivan December 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM
My condolences to the Doherty family....Ed will be greatly missed, a Medfield treasure.


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