Justine E. Dougherty, homemaker, dies

She was active in Md. Air National Guard Officers Wives Club

  • Justine E. Dougherty
Justine E. Dougherty
July 21, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Justine E. Dougherty, a homemaker and longtime Harford County resident, died July 14 of an apparent heart attack at Brightview Avondell Independent Living in Bel Air.

She was 79.

Justine Elizabeth Davis was born in Vero Beach, Fla., and graduated in 1949 from Winter Haven High School in Florida. She attended Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

Mrs. Dougherty was a graduate of Lakeland Business Institute in Lakeland, Fla.

In 1954, she married Francis E. Dougherty Jr., who later became a brigadier general with the Maryland Air National Guard.

Mr. Dougherty, who was also an electrical engineer at AAI Corp. and Martin Marietta Corp., died in 1990.

Mrs. Dougherty was an active member of the Maryland Air National Guard Officers Wives Club and Chapter Q of the Philanthropic Educational Organization.

She was an avid reader, and enjoyed going to the beach at Ocean City, bowling and playing cards with friends. She also enjoyed traveling and camping.

Mrs. Dougherty was a communicant of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Hickory.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 8 p.m. Friday at the McComas Funeral Home, 1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon.

Surviving are a son, Francis E. Dougherty III of Havre de Grace; four daughters, Elizabeth J. O'Brien of Bel Air, Marguerite F. Alexander of Ellicott City, Catherine M. Tosches of Catonsville and Colleen Dougherty-Gray of Aurora, Colo.; and 11 grandchildren.


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