Mary (Weldon) Doherty, 80

Dec 31, 2023

Mary (Weldon) Doherty, 80, of Marion died Thursday, December 28th, 2023 after a period of declining health due to Parkinson's disease. She was born in Mineola, New York on January 26th, 1943 and grew up in Norwalk, CT. She was the cherished daughter of the late Francis J. and Marion (O'Reilly) Weldon. She attended Lauralton Hall in Milford, CT and graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY. She spent her junior year at the London School of Economics. After college she lived and worked in New York City where she met her husband. They moved to Marion, MA after the birth of their sons. She was the devoted wife of William J. Doherty of Marion, MA and the loving mother of William J. Doherty Jr. of Fairhaven, MA and Joseph Burke and his wife, Jaime, of Dedham, MA. She was the loving grandmother of William, Jake, and Madison Doherty.

For 26 years, Mary served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Plymouth, MA. Mary was thoughtful, gracious, and kind; she was often referred to as an angel on earth. She was ever so curious and inquisitive; asking questions and intently listening to those around her. She lived vicariously through the stories and adventures of those she knew well and those she just met. She loved nothing more than spending time with her extended and loving family and friends.

Mary is survived by her husband, children, and grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Francis J. Weldon and his wife Patricia, William Weldon and his wife Betty, Patricia Buchbinder and her husband Paul, Ann Tracz and her husband Ron, and Eileen Smith and her husband Dave, as well as many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 4th from 4 - 7 pm at Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals at 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, January 5th at St. Rita's Church at 121 Front Street, Marion, MA. Interment for family will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Marion, MA. A light luncheon will follow at the Marion Music Hall at 164 Front Street, Marion, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gleason Family YMCA in Wareham, MA where Mary was fortunate to be able to participate in multiple Parkinson's related programs. For directions and guestbook, visit