Bom-Wrapper

Estelle Doherty

Estelle A. Doherty (Authier)

Saturday, September 8th, 1928 - Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To leave condolences for Estelle Doherty's online memorial, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Estelle Doherty

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Estelle Authier Doherty, 93 years, a resident of Portland, ME formerly of Kennebunk, ME died Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living, Portland, ME surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness.
Estelle was born in Sanford, ME on September 8, 1926, a daughter of Charles H. and Clara (Bouffard) Authier. She was a graduate of Sanford High School and the St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in Worcester, MA.
After college, Estelle was employed as a town nurse for Sanford, Maine and York County, gaining substantial practical experience with a wide variety of challenges. With learned practical experience she then set out on her own to Boston, MA to work as a nurse for the V.A. Hospital in Jamaica Plain; it was at that time she met her husband to be Jim Doherty. After the family moved to Maryland, she worked for the National Hebrew Home in Rockville as a nurse continuing her dedication to her chosen profession.
Upon moving back to Maine, Estelle and Jim volunteered for Head Start and Meals on Wheels in and around York Country for several years to perpetuate their belief in giving back in a charitable way to the community they had become a part of.
Estelle was long-time member of the Holy Parish Spirit at St Martha's Catholic Church of Kennebunk where she volunteered at church fairs and church functions for decades. She enjoyed historical travel, braiding rugs, knitting, sewing, parenting, coffee and lively conversations with friends, long walks on the beach with Jim, and quality time and holidays with family.
She was predeceased by her husband James L. Doherty and by two brothers, Leonard P. Authier and Charles "Kiki" Authier.
Estelle is survived by her daughter Lisa F. Brown of Durham, NC; two beloved grandchildren, Austin and Abaigeal Brown, her son, James M. Doherty, his wife Denise and their revered dog Lily (Estelle's loving buddy) of Portland, ME., her sister Germaine Jackson of Sanford, ME, and many loving nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074 in Mrs. Doherty's memory.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Estelle's Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME. www.bibbermemorial.com
Read Less

Service Details

A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: American Heart Association.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Estelle here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Estelle
0 trees have been planted in memory of Estelle A. Doherty (Authier)
ST

Sandy Tillman

Posted at 05:04pm
So sorry to hear of Estelle's passing. My prayers & condolences to Jim & LIsa and families.
Sandy (Frederick) Tillman
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: