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“Kathy,I am very sorry for your loss.Mike Feeley ”
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“We are so sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Bethany,Whitley, Larissa Fossella - MA

“Dear Kathy and Gina,I want to express my sadness at hearing of Brian's passing. Alicia had called me after Lisa had told her. We had fun times...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Allan Werner - Cohasset, MA

“Dear Kathy & Gina, I am so sorry for your loss. My Brian rest in peace. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and the family. Sincerely, ...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Swinamer - Ocala, FL

“my dear and very long time friend Kathy, my thoughts and prayers and hugs to you and your family. I am so saddened to hear of your loss of your...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Ronni Paulive Miller - NC

“Our warmest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Catia RN and Linda RN ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Frost

“Dear Kathy and Gina,I am so sorry for your loss. I want to extend my sincere sympathy and prayers to you both during this difficult time. ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Rhodes - No EAston, MA

“Kathy and Gina, so sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings to all in this time of sorrow. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Janice and Carl Clark - Brockton, MA

9 of 12 | Posted by: Janice and Carl Clark - Brockton, MA

“I've been friends with Jen and her family for a number of years and had met Brian on at least one occasion. I just wanted to express my condolences...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kerry Cromwell - Somersworth, NH

“May you rest in peace Brian. You will be reunited with your mom and dad and sister and you will laugh together again. Kathy and Gina look after one...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: jackie mcdonald-evans - barrie

“Kathy and Gina,I am so sorry and sad for your loss. Brian was such a wonderful man and a warm hearted person. My sympathy to the both of you, and...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Janine Harrison - Bridgewater, MA

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EASTON——Brian E. Doherty, 54, of Easton, formerly of Brockton, died Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital after an 8 month crusade against lung cancer. He was the devoted husband of Kathlene M. (Franco) Doherty for 29 years.

Born in Milton and raised in Dorchester, son of the late James J. and Joan (Diver) Doherty, he was educated in Boston and graduated from Boston Technical High School. He continued his education at Northeastern University and later earned a certificate from Sylvania Technical School in Computer Electronics.

Brian was employed with the MBTA in Boston for 30 years as a heavy rail repairman. He began his career at the Orange Line and finished the latter half at the Red Line. He had recently retired.

He was also a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Easton and a proud member of the Boston Carmen's Union Local 589. An avid reader, Brian enjoyed novels written by Stephen King and Dennis Lehane. He enjoyed fixing things around the house, taking brisk morning walks, cooking and grilling, and watching the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.

Brian and his wife Kathlene loved to travel to various destinations, including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, and Ogunquit, Maine, which was a favorite. Together, they especially enjoyed going to New York City to watch their daughter perform in Off-Broadway shows as well as to support her playwriting talent.

In addition to his wife Kathlene, he is survived by his loving daughter, Gina M. Doherty of Brooklyn, NY; sisters, Nancy Smith and her husband William of Milton and Patricia Doherty and her fiancé Michael O' Brien of Weymouth; his godchild, James Smith of Milton; He was the son-in-law of Philip A. and Idamae (Tanassio) Franco of Brockton; brother-in-law of Darlene Franco of Whitman, Julene Crowell and her husband Kenneth of Whitman, Florene Mazola and her husband Dana of Salem and Anthony Franco of Brockton and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and other significant family members. He was the brother of the late Mary Taylor and brother-in-law of the late Jack Taylor.

His family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for their extraordinary care.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Friday from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Easton, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in South Easton Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Donations in Brian's memory may be sent to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA. 02284-9168 For directions or condolences visit