Therese attended Holbrook Sumner High School and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1996. She graduated from Bridgewater State Teachers College in 1951 and began her teaching career in Weymouth. After raising her family she returned to teaching first in Brockton before joining her sister Mrs. Marie Spieler at the South Elementary School in Holbrook. Therese taught second grade there for 18 years and is remembered fondly as Mrs. T. Doherty. Therese served on the Holbrook School Committee for seven years including three years as chairman. She was a member of the inaugural Town of Holbrook Scholarship Committee and remained a member for decades. Therese had a deep Catholic faith and was a communicant at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Holbrook where she also taught religious education and served as a Eucharistic minister.
The public is invited to safely participate and pay their respects to Mrs. Doherty and her family from their vehicles during a rolling visitation at Saint Joseph’s Church, 153 So. Franklin St., Holbrook on Thursday, August 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A private Funeral Mass will follow. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the burial at approximately 2:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations in Therese's memory may be sent to, My Brother’s Keeper, P.O. Box 338 Easton, MA 02356. https://mybrotherskeeper.org/. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 So. Franklin St. (RT. 37), Holbrook. For additional information or directions please visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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