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Bette Dougherty, 89

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Bette (Phelps) Dougherty, 89, formerly of North Adams passed away on January 7, 2019, in Bayville, N.Y. 

Beloved wife of the late James J. Dougherty, Bette graduated from Drury High School. She worked for a number of years for the New England Telephone Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church before relocating to Long Island, N.Y., with her husband.

She was the loving mother of Jeffrey, Timothy, Beth Ann, Sharon and the late Kadi; the cherished grandmother of Timothy, Patrick, Kellen, Kaity and Holly; and the proud great-grandmother of Sarah, Tristan and Madison. She is also survived by sister-in-law Millie Phelps of Cheshire, Mass., and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Bette loved to return “home” to visit North Adams and enjoyed class reunions and keeping in touch through Facebook. 

She was predeceased by her brother, Donald Phelps of Adams; sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Mort Reimer; and in-laws Budd and Betty Dougherty of North Adams.

Funeral notice: The Oyster Bay funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, N.Y., is in charge of arrangements. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019, with services at the funeral home on Saturday, January 12, 2019. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 143, Memphis, TN 38101.


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