Marie S. Dougherty

February 02, 2020

Visitation: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 2-4, 6-8; Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.

Service: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 11 am; St. Alexis.

Marie Schroth Dougherty

Of McCandless Township passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020, her birthday.

Born in Trenton, NJ to Godfrey and Marie Schroth, Marie studied philosophy at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, worked as a legal secretary, and was an accomplished vocalist and musician. She and her husband, Jack, started their family in Yardley, PA and moved to Pittsburgh in 1980. For 32 years she was a faithful and devoted volunteer at Vincentian Home in the activities department and in pastoral care, including as a liturgical assistant, lector, cantor, and Eucharistic minister. Marie also served as Eucharistic minister and prayer leader at Wexford House in McCandless. She was a resident of the Vincentian community at the time of her death.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents, brother Godfrey Schroth, sister Helen Hughes, and beloved husband of 28 years, Jack. Marie is survived and cherished by her seven children: John (Karen), Jeanne Battafarano (Nick), Karen Obringer (Bob Hugus), Kevin, Catherine Spencer (Mark), Patricia Boretsky, Michael (Kristen); by her 22 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; and by her sister Irene Wolfe, brother Gerald Schroth (Marilyn), and sister-in-law Dorothy Schroth.

Marie was dedicated to her family, devoted to her Catholic faith as reflected in her life of service and prayer, and was an avid fan of the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers.

Family and friends are welcome Wednesday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 am at St. Alexis Parish. Private interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamilton NJ.

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  • Karen Hooper

    Dear Kevin and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. May you find peace and comfort in each other during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers.

  • Lynn Toerge

    Oh MICHAEL I am so sorry. Mom’s are God’s greatest gift to us. There are no words. My heart aches for you.

  • Sharon & Ray Fleming

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. You can find solace that after living a wonderful life in which she touched many people, she has been reunited with your father in Heaven.

  • Mary Ann Craig

    Dear John, Karen and family, I was truly sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mary Ann Craig

  • Mary Ann Craig

    Dear John, Karen and family, I was truly sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mary Ann Craig

  • Roger and Linda Spencer

    With sympathy.

  • George Sarapa

    Please accept my sincerest condolences at Marie’s passing. I only had the pleasure to chat with her on several occasions and each conversation we had was delightful. Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve and adjust to a world without your mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Peace.

  • Kevin and Susan

    We all can hope to live such a caring selfless lifer Marie lead.

    Our deepest sympathies

  • Kimberly Frie

    So sorry to hear this, I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Dougherty a few years ago- she was lovely. Sincerest condolences.


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