Reverend Father Eugene Dougherty

January 02, 1928 - September 08, 2016

Died peacefully in his sleep at 12:39 a.m., September 8, 2016, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Born January 2, 1928. Son of the late Lewis and Bertha (Kunzman) Dougherty; brother of the late Dorothy Reed, Agnes Pflugh, Mildred Mae, Bertha Goettman, and Lewis Dougherty, Jr. Rev. Fr. Dougherty attended St. Joseph elementary school in New Brighton as well as St. Fidelis College and Seminary and St. Vincent Seminary; and was ordained May 30, 1953, by Bishop John Dearden. He retired and resided at St. John Vianney Manor (2001-2015) and Vincentian Home (July 2015 until September 8, 2016). He was a retired Chaplain of the Latin Mass Community at St. Boniface Church (1994-2001); Pastor of St. Mary’s New Castle (1971-1993); Pastor of St. John Capistran, Upper St. Clair; and assistant at St. Bernard Mt. Lebanon, St. Mary’s 46th Street, St. Alphonsus Wexford, St. Philip’s Crafton, and St. Mary of the Mount Pittsburgh. Also, he was Defender of the Bond at the Diocesan Tribunal for 25 years. He was an instructor at St. Francis School of Nursing, founding board member for the School of Practical Nursing in Pittsburgh, and Vice President of the Board at St. Francis Hospital in New Castle. He was a Board member of Peoples Bank and First Commonwealth Bank (New Castle), Columnist for the “Remnant” magazine, Creator of St. Mary’s Hymnal, a hymnal of traditional Catholic hymns, created a “Stamp-book Calendar of Saints” for the Catechetical Guild of St. Paul, Minnesota, invented two children’s board games: “Journeys of St. Paul” and “Year of the Lord” published by Avalon Hill, 40,000 sold nationally and still available online, and originated and constructed the Shrine of “Our Lady of the Sparrow” in New Castle. Visitation at St. Boniface Church, 2208 East Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Tuesday, September 13, 2016, from 4 p.m. until time of Mass at 7 p.m. with additional visitation following Mass until 9 p.m. Solemn High Requiem Mass will be offered at St. Boniface Church Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 9 a.m. Celebrant Father James Dolan, with Father Alvin Gutierrez and Father Ladis Cizik as Deacon and Subdeacon. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery.

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