Lindsay O’Rourke Doherty died Sunday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 10 years, James A. Doherty, III, and their three children, James IV, Kathryn, and Paige.
Born in Washington, DC on September 21, 1980, she was the daughter of Vincent and Bonny O’Rourke of Holden, MA. She graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1998 and the College of the Holy Cross in 2002, where she was the recipient of the Presidential Service Award. She was employed by the Diocese of Scranton raising money for Catholic education. Previously, she held sales and marketing positions at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Bloomingdale’s, and Pearson Education.
She was an active community volunteer, contributing her time and talent to St. Clare/St. Paul School, the Sant’ Andrea Society, and the St. Joseph’s Center. She was fiercely devoted to her family, particularly her husband and three children, who were the light of her life. Unfailingly kind, generous, and committed to her faith, she brought out the best in the wide circle of family and friends who adored her. Those who loved her will remember her radiant smile and enthusiasm, her abiding care and compassion, her sense of humor, and the deep joy she brought to all the lives she touched.
Also surviving are a brother Robert O’Rourke of Groton, MA; brothers and sisters-in-law Mimi Doherty of Scranton, Judy Riff and her husband James of Clarks Summit, Grace Hillebrand and her husband Thomas of Clarks Summit, Patrick Doherty of Scranton, and Jack Doherty of New York City; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00am in St. Paul’s Church, 1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.
The family invites all attending the Mass to go directly to the church.
Friends may call Thursday from 4:00PM – 8:00PM at the Church.
Internment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.
Memorial contributions made be made to the Lindsay O’Rourke Doherty Memorial Fund, PNC Bank, PO Box 937 Scranton, PA 18504-9951.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston & James Funeral Home, Scranton.
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