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 Josephine Jo Dougherty

Josephine "Jo" Dougherty

Death 29 Dec 2006 (aged 89)
Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Memorial ID 17303440 · View Source
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"Jo" Josephine was born in Carmarthen, South Wales, Great Britain. She passed away in Fresno, California.

During WWII, Josephine worked on the Welsh railroad and met U.S. Army sergeant, Jim Dougherty, serving as a pharmacist at a field hospital in Carmarthen. They married in 1945.

In 1946, Josephine left her family in Wales and came to the United States as a war bride with her son Colin. Josephine and Jim lived in Stafford, Kansas where their son James Jr. was born. The family then moved to Salina and Hutchinson, Kansas, and Shreveport and Alexandria, Louisiana where Jim died in 1985.

Josephine moved to Fresno in 1986 to be near her son Colin.

Josephine is survived by her sons, Colin Dougherty and his wife Pat of Fresno, California, and James Dougherty, Jr. and his wife Mieko of Ibraraki, Japan; three granddaughters, Carie Kazarian of Fresno, and Laura Filemu and Maria Ricci of Tokyo, Japan; and four great-grandchildren who called her "Grandma Jo", Lauren and Adam Kazarian and Filippo and Victoria Ricci.

She is also survived by her sister, Mira Hancock; and nephews and nieces of Swansea, South Wales.

Her second family grandchildren, Kim Bradshaw and Dennis Funkner; and three great-grandchildren Ashley Bradshaw, Dylan and Katherine Funkner who called Josephine "Go Go" also survive her.

Visitation will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 3, 2007, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. immediately followed by Recitation of the Rosary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 5770 N. Maroa Ave., on Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., with interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church or your favorite charity.

CHAPEL OF THE LIGHT Funeral Home Fresno 233-6254

Published in the Fresno Bee from 1/3/2007 - 1/10/2007.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 17303440
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine "Jo" Dougherty (28 Jul 1917–29 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17303440, citing Saint Peters Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA ; Maintained by Toni (contributor 46785261) .