Cartwright Funeral Homes


DOHERTY, Therese M.(Mack) A lifelong resident of Holbrook, passed away peacefully on July 31st at home after a long illness., at the age of 92. Therese’s greatest joy in life was her family. Devoted wife of Robert O. Doherty who predeceased her in 2006, following their marriage of 53 years. Beloved mother of her seven children and their spouses, Maryanne Knott and her husband Stephen of Canton, Ellen Walsh and her husband Brian of Holbrook, Joseph Doherty and his wife Madeline (McCoy) of Walpole, Peggy Colpoys and her husband Frank of Scituate, Kathy Moloy and her husband Jim of Westwood, Patricia Wade and her husband Richard of Westwood and Pauline Lysko and her husband Gregg of Bridgewater. Cherished grandmother of her 20 grandchildren Maura, Andrew, Meaghan, Stephen, Laura, Kevin, Sean, Michael, Brianna, Kathleen, John, Julie, Daniel, Brendan, Thomas, Patrick, Ryan, James, Mary and Kathryn. Therese was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Sullivan) Mack and sister of the late Francis Mack and Marie (Mack) Spieler. She also leaves nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, many faithful friends and her devoted caregivers.

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. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 So. Franklin St. (RT. 37), Holbrook. For additional information or directions please visit


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