Sister Janet Dougherty, former director of Sister Visitor, dies

Sister of Charity of Nazareth Janet Dougherty died at Nazareth Home on May 29. She was 77 and had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 59 years.

Sister Dougherty, a native of Quincy, Mass., served as the director of the Sister Visitor Center for more than 20 years — from 1970 to 1991.

She also served as a teacher and principal in Kentucky and Tennessee for a decade. In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she served as a teacher at St. Thomas More School from 1957 to 1964 and at St. Brigid School as a teacher and principal from 1966 to 1969. She served in social services in Boston from 1992 to 2002. She moved to Nazareth Home in 2014.

She is survived by four siblings, Robert Dougherty of Braintree, Mass.; Paul Dougherty of Paris, France; Noreen Cole of Davenport, Fla.; and Kathleen M. White of Plymouth, Mass.; and her religious community.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on June 4 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent Church on the grounds Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Motherhouse in Nazareth, Ky.

Visitation will be June 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Nazareth Home. The body will be arrive at Nazareth, Ky., at 6 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to SCN Missions, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Ky., 40048.

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