James Edward Dougherty of Grandy, November 9

By on November 11, 2020

James Edward Dougherty, 89, of Grandy, NC died Monday, November 9, 2020, at his home. Born in Albany, NC on October 9, 1931, he was the son of the late Margaret Simmons Dougherty of Rensselaer, NY and James E. Dougherty of Albany, NY.

Honorably serving his country while stationed in Montauk on Long Island, NY, Jim was a veteran of the United States Air Force. In 1991, he retired after a 35-year career with IBM.

He and his wife Elaine, who predeceased him in 2015, were residents of the Carolina Club for over 15-years. Jim was a quick-witted man of few words. He loved sports, in particular the game of baseball.

Jim is survived by two daughters, Patricia Penley (Ray) of Concord, NC and Kathleen Chiarello (Anthony) of West Palm Beach, FL; three sons, Michael Dougherty of Raleigh, NC, Kevin Dougherty of Port St. Lucie, FL, and James Dougherty (Amy) of Kitty Hawk, NC; three grandchildren, Michael, Kelly, and Hayden Dougherty; and a great-granddaughter, Eva L. Williams. Also, surviving is his sister, Marge Phelan and husband, Ed of Colonie, NY; and niece, Liz McCutcheon; and nephews, Jim Phelan and Ed Phelan.

There are no plans for a service at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lower Currituck Food Pantry, PO Box 374, Grandy, NC 27939.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.

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