Freda (Koptuck) Doherty

  • Born: January 6, 1919
  • Died: April 24, 2018
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

Freda (Koptuck) Doherty, 99, passed away peacefully in the early morning on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. A life long resident of Reading, she witnessed the community go from horse and buggy to electric vehicles.

Beloved wife of the late Adrian F. Doherty. Devoted mother of Paul Doherty, John Doherty and Patricia "Patty" Doherty-Johanson and her husband Bob Johanson. Loving sister of Anthony "Ed" Koptuck and his wife Marge and the late Blanche Koptuck, who passed away in February of 2015. Loving and fun grandmother of Jill Hriniak Stevenson and her husband Christopher. Cherished great grandmother of Elle, Eric and Chloe.

Freda loved the Springtime, when she could plant her favorite flowers and vegetables. She loved drawing and painting landscapes wherever she found them, especially coastal views. Freda was one of many during the 1960s and 70s that made puppets to cheer up infants and young children leaving Winchester Hospital. Later she was one of the Friends of Reading Library. She loved all sports, but particularly baseball and anything her children were playing. She drove her kids to every practice and event. Freda was one who often found good humor in the mundane and would easily bring a smile or good laugh to anyone close by. Loyal to a fault, she was a true friend and will truly be missed.

Friends and family are cordially invited to gather and share memories at the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM, on Monday, April 30th, 2018 from 10am-12pm. Followed by funeral service in the funeral home at 12pm. Interment will be in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.

Please consider making donations in Memory of Freda to the Resident Council at Bear Hill Nursing Center & Rehabilitation, 11 North St., Reading, MA 02180.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I will miss Freda coming in the beauty salon saying you girls work to hard you should have had an office job
She was a funny lady
Rest in Peace

Posted by Janet Cacicio - Medford, MA - Friend   May 03, 2018

John and Family
I was saddened to hear that your mother, Freda, had passed away.
My Sincerest condolences

Posted by Bob Ward    April 30, 2018

I will miss seeing Freda at Bear Hill. She was my first roommate and friend here. My love and prayers to Freda's Family.

Posted by Winifred Williams - STONEHAM, MA - Friend   April 27, 2018