Madeleine M. (Collins) Doherty, 97, of Newton
Doherty was a 1932 graduate of Newton High School.
Madeleine M. (Collins) Doherty, 97, lived in Newton for 85 years and was a 1932 graduate of Newton High School. She passed away peacefully on August 13 at her beloved summer cottage on Drakes Island, Maine.
According to her obituary, Doherty was a 1936 graduate of Radcliffe College and worked at New England Telephone for 10 years. She was active with St. Bernard's Parish, book clubs, Newton Church Women United, the Roxbury Food Cupboard, Rosie's Place and the Newton Christmas Service Committee.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doherty's memory to Rosie's Place, Boston, the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, 205 Portland St., Sixth floor, Boston, MA 02114 or The Charles River Center, 59 East Militia Heights Road, Needham, MA 02492.