Christiane <I>Wallerand</I> Doherty

Christiane Wallerand Doherty

Obies, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 92)
Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Saint Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA
Plot Upper Cremorial
Memorial ID 155774098 · View Source
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FITCHBURG/ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Christiane A. Doherty, age 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at her daughter's home in Fitchburg.

Christiane was born in Obies, France on Feb. 9, 1920. During the German occupation of Paris in World War II, she worked as a social worker for the maternity ward of a hospital.

After the war, in October 1945, she met her future husband, Bill Doherty, an American GI, on the terrace of the Palais de Chaillot in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. She was reading a French translation of Margaret Mitchell's, "Gone with the Wind" when Bill asked her, in perfect French, how she liked the American novel. They were married in Paris at the Protestant Temple du Foyer de l'Ame on March 9, 1946. They returned to the United States to make their home for several years in Evansville, Ind., and then moved to St. Charles, Mo., in 1950, after spending a year in France. Christiane remained in St. Charles, with frequent trips to France to visit her family, until her move to Madison in January 2010.

She was an active member of the St. Charles Presbyterian Church, taught French at the Sacred Heart Academy in St. Charles, and volunteered as a "Grey Lady" at St. Joseph's Hospital. Christiane was a loving, open-minded, positive person who enjoyed being with and entertaining friends and family. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, and friends.

Christiane was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas William Doherty; and by her brother, Jean-Arthur Wallerand.

She is survived by her daughter, Anne (Michael); her son, Daniel (Suzanne); and grandchildren, Phedra, Shane, Andrea, Christine, Allegra and Jeffrey. Christiane is also survived by her sister, Nanette; and her brother, Jean-Pierre; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in St. Charles at a later date.

Gunderson Fitchburg Funeral & Cremation Care

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) - Sunday, November 4, 2012

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Christiane Wallerand Doherty (9 Feb 1920–31 Oct 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 155774098, citing Saint Charles Memorial Gardens, Saint Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by CR (contributor 47814511) .