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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I met Brian through my brother, Matt, and from that first meeting it was immediately apparent that he was an American original.
He was both generous and kind. Yet he spoke his mind and was unfailingly loyal.
I learned the hard way when I kiddingly suggested that he switch alliances from his struggling Eagles to the Cowboys. He delivered a tongue lashing that still makes me smile.
I can only imagine how fiercely he guarded his family.
My condolences

Posted by Kevin Johnson - Alexandria, VA - Friend   September 21, 2017

I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. Please find comfort in knowing that the God of all comfort cares for you. 1 Pet. 5:7

Posted by A friend   September 21, 2017

Patti - I am sorry to hear of Brian's passing. My father John Michael & Brian were like brothers. I can remember them together all the time when I was young and have fond memories of the stories they would tell me of their escapades together.

John Michael Dougherty Jr.

Posted by John Dougherty - Wilmington, DE - Family   September 20, 2017

So very sorry for the loss of your father, Brian. Such a good man. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family.Tim and Jeannine Walsh

Posted by Tim Walsh - Doylestown, PA   September 19, 2017

Pat and family, my sincere condolences. Fondly remembering "uncle" Brian. May God bless you all.

Posted by Cindy Andersen Ford - Dallas, TX   September 19, 2017

He was a great man, enjoyed his presence glad I got to see him a short time ago in Lewes, rip Brian,you will be missed!

Posted by Dallas Reynolds - Milton, DE   September 19, 2017

Aunt Pat, Margie, Debbie, and Brian,

The Doughertys of Athens, GA (we are few) are thinking of you.

Uncle Brian was a tour de force that made me laugh and reflect on the value of life. I remember him firmly mounted in the center of each room, showing us how to enjoy simple things like conversation, family, and respect. I think I grew a little stronger by knowing him, even if it was only for a short while. He has a place in my memory and he will be missed.

Our thoughts are with you,
Keith, Anjali, Dylan (9 yrs), and Connor (7 yrs) Dougherty

Posted by Keith Dougherty - Athens, GA - Family   September 19, 2017

To the family, I am sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2 *

Posted by A friend   September 19, 2017