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Mr. James Joseph Doherty

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Our condolences to the Doherty family

Posted by: Thomas Parry & family - Columbia, MO - friend of family   Jul 20, 2014

Jim Doherty was President of the Advisory Board of the Criminal Justice Ministry (CJM) when it was sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent DePaul Society. He volunteered with prisoners--relating easily and respectfully with them as individuals--and he used his skills to help CJM reorganize to better assist those in need. Jim did extraordinary things in such an ordinary way. He has surely been warmly welcomed by Jesus Christ, who also was comfortable with persons excluded by society.

Posted by: S. Carleen Reck, SSND - St. Louis, MO - Director,CJM   Jul 20, 2014

Our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to you all. We cherish our memories of family gatherings in New Hampshire and your family's sense of inclusiveness. A special memory is when Jim and Barbara opened their home in Clayton to my daughter Jessica and me on a college visit and lent us their car to travel to Chicago. This act of hospitality and generosity was truly appreciated. We will greatly miss you Jim. God bless. Love to you all - Barbara, Jessica, Bryan, and Christopher

Posted by: Barbara Lopez-Mayhew - Plymouth, NH - family through marriage   Jul 19, 2014

Dear Ann,

I am so sorry for the recent loss of your father. You and your family members continue to be in my prayers.......and I praise God that you have the hope in Christ of one day reuniting with your dad and siblings in Heaven. In the mean time, we who remain here are safely in our our Lord's loving grip.


Posted by: Elaine Shearman - St. Louis, MO - Friend of Ann   Jul 19, 2014

I worked for Jim in the 1970's. I mentioned him recently to my husband as a person who gave faith to me as a family oriented role model. I recently read one of the ways we live on is through our example motivating others to live up to our example and, in turn, pass that on to their children - and on and on. He provided that to me, my daughter and now my grandchildren. And I know he lives on through his loving family.

My condolences to his family.

Betty Cammarata

Posted by: Betty Cammarata - Chesterfield, MO - Former Monsanto employee   Jul 19, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Doherty's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of my visits to Clayton and his and Mrs Doherty's visits to Xavier. Over the years I heard countless stories from Helene of what an incredible father and grandfather he was.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Doherty family at this difficult time.

Posted by: Tricia Kenny Canonico - Fort Collins, CO - Friend of Helene's   Jul 18, 2014