Love and memories last forever...
  • 83 years old
  • Born on March 27, 1932 .
  • Passed away on October 3, 2015 .

Esther B. Dougherty, (nee Rosato), age 83, of Mullica Hill, NJ on October 3, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

Esther was the beloved wife of Alexander J. Dougherty, Sr., both originally from Tacony, Philadelphia, for nearly 61 years. She was the loving and devoted mother of 7 children: Alexander J.,Jr. of Glenside, PA, Beverly Bojarski (Dr. Michael), of Mullica Hill, NJ, Sharon (late Michael Lappe) of Hatboro, PA, Cynthia Knight (James) of Glenside, PA, Esther Skitek (Joseph), Patricia (Debbie Balchunas), and Jane Paxson (William) all of Tacony, Philadelphia. Cherished grandmother of 9:Michelle Jones (Evan -originally from Australia), Anthony Bojarski, James, Jr., Allison, Julianne and Melanie Knight, Joseph K. Skitek and Hannah and Sophia Paxson. Adoring great-granny to Gemma Jones as she approaches her second birthday. She is also survived by her eldest sister, Dorothy Iatesta of Warminster, PA.  

Esther loved spending time with her family, especially all the birthday and holiday parties. She delighted in all her "furry granddogs and cats." Esther adored all things Scottish and traveling to Scotland to visit our extended family and friends was a highlight in her life. She enjoyed doing her embroidery, collecting treasures and gardening.

Esther took great pride in her occupation as a Dental Assistant and she worked with several dentists in Northeast Philadelphia over her 25 year career.  

Mom will be greatly missed by all of us. You are an angel in heaven now, Mom.

Posted by Esther Skitek on 27th March 2018
Happy 86th Birthday Mom! Wherever you are today I know you are celebrating with daddy. Love you and miss you and think of you always.
Posted by Esther Skitek on 3rd December 2015
Mommy, it's been two months today since you crossed over. Miss you so much. Thanksgiving was hard but we took care of daddy and had dinner at Sharon's. Daddy was in great spirits and he laughed a lot all day long. We had a dance party, too and we danced the night away. It was definitely not the same without you but I do believe you were there with us. I felt you all around. Christmas is coming and I'm praying to you to help us through. I love you so very much.
Posted by Jane Paxson on 7th November 2015
Mommy I miss you so much especially our talks. I'm trying hard to stay strong. Thank you for being a great mom and teaching us everything. Love you our Angel xo xo love Janie
Posted by Esther Skitek on 4th November 2015
It's been a month now mom, since you became our guardian angel. Miss you so very much. Love you always.
Posted by Rosalie DeStefano on 11th October 2015
Esther was the sister I never had. I had to settle for first cousins. I was in her wedding and she was my Matron of Honor when I married. I wish we had kept in touch. Much sorrow in my heart for Alex and family.
Posted by Deb Balchunas on 9th October 2015
Ma....always searching for my REAL mom......you were right here the whole time.I'll miss you terribly.---Have fun up there...w/ all your family.This is not "goodbye"....more like "will see you soon"!!!----Honored,and blessed,to have known you.--Love you...#7
Posted by Wendy Garrett on 9th October 2015
My heart is broken for your family,I have such amazing memories of Aunt Esther, she was an incredible lady. Glad that her and mom are reunited, they have a lot of catching up to do. Your family is in our prayers especially Uncle Al
Posted by Sharon Gilpatrick on 8th October 2015
We will miss her,she was a lovely lady and great neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ronnie & Sharon
Posted by Esther Skitek on 8th October 2015
I love you, mom and we'll miss you so very much. We will never stop the fun and always take care of daddy.

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