Phyllis A. Dougherty
Phyllis A. Dougherty, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19, 2019.
Born in Newark, DE on November 19, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Helen (Tweed) Davis, Sr. Phyllis graduated from Wilmington HS in 1952. Following graduation she attended Goldey-Beacom, and then went to work for Hercules. In 1958, she married James M. Dougherty. She then went to work at St. Mark’s High School where she enjoyed her works as an administrative assistant, retiring after 37 years of dedicated service. While at St. Mark’s she made many lifelong friends.
Dedicated to her faith, she was a long time member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, serving on the alter guild and volunteered countless hours to the church. In addition to the church, Phyllis volunteered for numerous DE charities over the years, including the Association for the Blind.
Phyllis was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed watching them feed on her many feeders. She enjoyed all things to do with England and was lucky enough to travel there many times. In her spare time, Phyllis loved to read, especially about DE history. Above all, she will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James Michael Dougherty; and brothers, John Davis, Jr. and Willard Davis. She is survived by her children, Michael Dougherty (Elizabeth) and Elizabeth Zug (David); and grandchildren, Loghan Dougherty, Graham Dougherty, Lauren Zug, Kelsey Zug and Julia Zug.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 276 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19711. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Phyllis’ memory to St. Thomas Episcopal Church at the address listed above.