Eleanor Doherty

Eleanor (Walsh) Doherty, formerly of Milton, died peacefully at home, June 17, 2014  after a long period of declining health.  She was 96.  Born and raised in Dorchester, she attended St. Peter’s School and Dorchester High School for Girls.  In 1938 she graduated from the Carney Hospital School of Nursing.  As a registered nurse she worked in hospitals in Boston.  During World War II she served in the US Public Health Service in Brighton, Detroit, Baltimore, Staten Island and Galveston.  After the war. she married the late James J. Doherty and had seven children. She is survived by Mary Doherty of Brookline, Eleanor and her late husband, William Gerson of Harwich, Rev. James Doherty, C.S.C. of Taunton, Ann and her husband George Bryan of Winston-Salem, NC, Elizabeth and her husband Daniel Madden of Milton, Edward  and his wife Michaela [Boise] of Harwich and Catherine and her husband, R. Clifton D’Amato of Denver, CO.  She also has thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  .  Daughter of the late Edward and Nora (O’Halleron) Walsh. Sister of Rita A. Walsh of Milton and the late Mary E. Walsh, Edward J. Walsh, Vincent P. Walsh, and the Rev. Paul T. Walsh. Aunt of Maureen Walsh Carchidi of Holliston, Edward Walsh of Mattapoisett and John T. Walsh of Lutz, FL. Eleanor was a volunteer nurse for the Milton Chapter of the American Red Cross. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, 440 Adams Street, Milton on Thursday, July 3,  at 10:30 am.  Visiting hours  the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Wednesday, July 2,  4-7 pm.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the James J. and Mary E. Doherty Fund for Books at T. P. O’Neill Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.