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Richard J. "Dick" Dougherty Peru - Richard J. "Dick" Dougherty, 74, of McIntosh Drive, Peru died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. He was born in Plattsburgh, February 13, 1937 the son of John and Gladys (Siddon) Dougherty. Dick graduated from St. John's Academy in Plattsburgh. He entered the United States Army, October 12, 1956 and served until his honorable discharge, October 10, 1958. He was a carpenter and member of the Local Carpenters Union. Dick was most recently employed at Clinton Community College. He was a member and past exalted ruler of the Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072. Dick was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed painting, wood carving, camping and canoeing. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gladys (Ducharme) Dougherty whom he married August 29, 1959 at St. John's Church in Plattsburgh; his children, Jim Dougherty and his wife Laurie of Charlton, MA, Joseph Dougherty and his wife Kris Rock-Dougherty of Peru, and Kim Abare and her husband Chester of Morrisonville; four grandchildren, Shannon Dougherty, Michael Dougherty, Aaron Dougherty, and Janice Dougherty; one sister, Beverly Pelkey of NJ; and several cousins, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Calling hours will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 11 to 1 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. Members of the Keeseville Elks Lodge will meet at the funeral home for a Noon service. A funeral service will follow at 1 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home with Rev. Alan D. Shnob, pastor of St. Augustine's Church, officiating. Committal prayers and burial will follow in St. Augustine's Cemetery in Peru. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. 643-9055
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