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William G. Dougher

December 10, 2020


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William G. Dougher

December 10, 2020


William G. Dougher, 92, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Blake Hospital in Bradenton, FL.


Bill was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Leonard W. and Tomasina Boyle Dougher. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, class of 1940. Prior to his retirement, Bill was employed as an operational manager for Macy’s Department Store.


Bill was a member of St. Andrew Parish in Wilkes-Barre.  Bill loved to dance with his wife, Mary.  He loved poker, and all sports especially football and fishing.  Bill was a snowbird for 30 some years and was a fulltime resident of the last 7 years of Bradenton, FL.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, the former Mary B. Morrissey in 2013, brother, James Dougher and sister, Tomasina


Bill is survived by his children, Billy Dougher, Bradenton, FL; Tara M. Donato, Palm Beach, FL, Sean Dougher, Kissimme, FL and Brendan Dougher, San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Megan, Maureen and Allison Donato, Shannon Boyle, Collin Dougher, Erin Thomson, Catlyn Dougher and Brendan Dougher; great grandchildren, Calista Garguilo and Rolando Zeledon sister, Patricia Shea; numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:30 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 AM in St. Andrew Parish, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 PM at the funeral home.


Those who are attending the funeral services must wear a face mask and abide by the state recommended social distancing guidelines.


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