Brian F. Dougherty

  • Died: September 15, 2017
  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory

2506 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

Tel. (302) 478-7100

Tribute & Message From The Family


Brian F. Dougherty, age 77, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on Friday September 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a valiant three-year battle with cancer.

He graduated from Brown Vocational School in 1958 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany. He started working at Bear Alignment Center and then got his own business which was Brian and Jim's Automotive Center.

Mr. Dougherty was a member of the Elks Club and Stapler Club. He was a former member of Talleyville Fire Company and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Eagles and NASCAR, fishing, boating, socializing with his friends and spending time with his family at Lewes Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia A. Dougherty of Wilmington; daughter Debbie (Chuck) DiCicco of Wilmington; daughter Marge Dougherty of Fort Myers, FL; son Brian P. (Shayne) Dougherty of Doylestown, PA; granddaughters Allison DiCicco, Gina DiCicco, Brooke Dougherty and Paige Dougherty; brother Paul Dougherty of Denver, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Friday September 22, 2017 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington where friends and family may visit from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Suite 213, Newark or Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713.