Condolence & Memory Journal

Thinking of the Dougherty family and hope you find peace in your favorite memories.

Posted by The DeLay's - Philadelphia   April 12, 2022

God´s Garden

God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God`s Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "PEACE BE THINE."
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn´t go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home.

Thank you for being a part of our journey!

The Joseph Family

Posted by Cynthia Joseph - Work   April 11, 2022

As a nephew and a member of Local 401 words can't say what "Uncle Joe" means to me. He is the greatest in every way possible and will always be a hero in my heart. Eastfalls and Local 401 hang a heavy heart today.
Love u Doc
Dave B & Meg

Posted by Dave Brotherton    April 11, 2022

Thoughts and Prayers for the entire Dougherty family. Joe was a fantastic and amazing guy.

Posted by Betty Schneider Schneider - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   April 10, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Joe was a great person and changed so many lives. Joe changed my life and the lives of so many Ironworkers. He truly cared about all the members of Local 401. He made us all proud to be a part of a great union.

Posted by Carol Smolda - Delran, NJ - Friend   April 10, 2022

Sorry for your loss, Joe had a positive impact on many people, he will be missed

Posted by Gary Moore - Clarkton, NC - Friend   April 09, 2022

Rest In Peace Joe Prayers for your family

Posted by Fred Braker - Stuart, FL - Friend   April 09, 2022

You will be missed Joe!!
Love, Jennifer Keenan Keil

Posted by Jennifer Keenan Keil - PA - Family Friend   April 08, 2022

Rest In Peace Joe Doc!
Jeff Laffey and The Laffey Bucci Kent Family

Posted by Jeff Laffey - PA - Acquaintance   April 08, 2022

thank you for all you did for countless members and families of ironworkers union . Please know You made a positive inpact in so many members and thier families lifes .
Joe,Brian and the entire Dougherty family Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences

Posted by Kevin, Erin , megan and Mason Kulp - Philadelphia, PA - Coworker   April 06, 2022

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Dougherty Family.
Thelma Clements

Posted by Thelma Clements - Chester, PA - Friend   April 06, 2022

Doc was a Great Business Agent...

Posted by Gerry Bulger - Work   April 06, 2022

RIP "Doc" and sincere condolences to the family. Even though I was an out-of-towner,Doc always treated me and others with great respect. He made me feel like I was one of his members.

Posted by Stan Counts - FL - Coworker   April 06, 2022

+ Rest In Peace + Joe. What a legacy your forged.......and the labor world will be forever grateful.
Tom Kearney
Steamfitters LU 420 Retired.

Posted by Tom Kearney - Ambler, PA - Family Friend   April 06, 2022

To the Dougherty family: Please accept my deepest condolences & I'm sure I won't be the first one to tell you this, but I truly believe if it wasn't for Joe & local 401 me & my family would not be members of the middle/working class & for that I am eternally grateful. Joe Doc is Ironworkers local 401 & Ironworkers local 401 is Joe Doc one in the same.

Posted by Robert Grant - Phila, PA - Friend   April 05, 2022

One of the BestWill miss you Joe.Love Deb and Fran ( fellow ironworker) Kenney, Our Condolences to the Dougherty Family

Posted by Deb and Fran Kenney - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   April 05, 2022

Thank you so much for your service to all of us members at Local 401. You always fought for the men and their families. Even when I went overseas you always told me, if my wife or kids needed anything to just call the Hall and you will never know what that meant to me and how that made me feel, I knew they would be in good hands while I was away. If it was not for you, I would not have what I have today. You and my Brother Jimmy entered Heaven on the same day. You have done so much for our Local, you will be missed tremendously! Your door was always opened to us members. God Bless You and watch down on us...

Posted by John Grant - MARLTON, NJ - Friend   April 05, 2022

I'm sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by John Mason - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   April 05, 2022