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Lorretto Doherty

October 29, 1959 ~ April 17, 2021 (age 61)

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Lorretto Doherty, age 61, of Newark, Delaware, and former resident of Brooklyn, New York, passed away on April 17, 2021.

She is survived by her husband, Philip Doherty; her son, Trey Herfindahl, and his wife, Christine; as well as her grandchildren, Patrick, Gregory, and Alanna; her brother, Timothy O’Brien, and his wife, Patricia, and their three children, Connor, Aiden, and Liam. She also leaves behind her dog, an Irish Setter, named Danny-Boy.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alanna Riess; her brother, Cullen O’Brien; and her parents, Timothy and Rita O’Brien.

Family and friends are invited to visit at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 5-7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11am at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. The committal service will be held immediately following mass at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Lorretto’s honor to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713 or

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April 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Mass of Christian Burial
April 22, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John the Beloved Church
907 Milltown Road, Sherwood Park
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following Mass
April 22, 2021

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808


Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark DE 19713

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