Bernard “Bernie” Joseph Dougherty, Jr.

August 11, 1956 - June 27, 2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 59 Loving Brother, Uncle, Companion and Friend.

Bernard Joseph Dougherty, Jr. (Bernie) age 59 of Kennett Square, Pa. passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Abington Hospital.

Born in Upper Darby, Pa. He was the son of the late Bernard Joseph Dougherty, Sr. and Anne Marie Feeney Dougherty.

Bernie retired from Kendal and Crosslands in 2009. Before that he was owner of Birch Street Automotive.

Bernie proudly served his country in the US Navy 1976 – 1980. He was CPO on the USS Forrestal.

Bernie enjoyed Cape May, NJ, fishing, Philadelphia sports teams and he loved history. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a great brother and friend; his sense of humor will be missed by many.

He is survived by one brother, James J. Dougherty of Oxford, Pa.; two sisters, Anne Marie Puoci (Frank) of West Grove, Pa. and (Meg) Margaret McComsey (Larry) of Oxford, Pa.; two nieces, Caitlin McComsey and Lisa Puoci; and companion, Diana Kelly.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 8:45am to 9:45am on Saturday morning, July 9, 2016 at Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA. His Funeral Mass will follow at 10am. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Bernie may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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Memorial Donations

The Wounded Warrior Project

P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, Kansas 66675



July 9, 2016 8:45-9:45 Assumption BVM Church
300 State Road,
West Grove, PA

Funeral Mass

July 9, 2016 10:00 Assumption BVM Church
300 State Road,
West Grove, PA




To be announced


  1. My prayers go out to the entire Dougherty family. I pray God’s comfort gives you some peace. Anne, I am so sorry for your loss as I have loss two brothers and I know the pain. God bless you all. Love and condolences, Norrris Cramer

    Norris Cramer | July 19, 2016 at 6:10 AM
  2. Sorry to hear of Bernie passing. He was a good guy and loved our community.

    Tony Talamonti | July 15, 2016 at 2:51 PM
  3. A terrible lost to his family, friends, and the good people of Kennett Square. Bernie was a friend that could always be counted as such. He will be missed. God Bless You Bernie, Charles Dilley and Family.

    Charles Dilley | July 9, 2016 at 10:53 AM
  4. Marie call me sometime 302-684-4046 Bernie was a great guy To much to write but i just cant make it today Im sorry But get Jimmy and Meg to call me Will be a lot of laughter and tears he would get from us hahaha God Bless

    Dennis W Burnett | July 9, 2016 at 6:29 AM
  5. Marie, Jimmy, Meg & families,
    We will always remember Bernie with smiles on our faces.
    Wonderful memories of cousins growing up together. May the devotion & love for Bernie bring you peace.
    HE’S M’BROTHER (boystown)
    Love, Aunt Sis and the Kane families

    Mary F. Kane | July 8, 2016 at 1:12 PM
  6. I’m sorry to hear Bernie passed away A neighbor on D Street and a best of friends for many years until we all move in our adilt years with marriage and kids Saw him at a Mushroom Festival and he was the same silly funny guy we all loved So many memories i remember All sports we played even driving golf carts into the pond in the old RED FOX GOLF COURSE now Loche Nairn hahaha We spent nites at each other homes on D St listening to 45s Good times Yea Great times RIP Bernie Make some shoulder to hip tackles that even took big Chuck Hedrick down Blood Brothers forever Love ya man See you someday again Bernie

    Dennis W Burnett | July 4, 2016 at 3:25 PM
  7. My condolences to Bernie’s family on their loss. Like Glenn Becker, I was Class of ’74 with Bernie. I got to know him when his dad owned the gas station across the street from us at 5 Points. He would come over and we would roam the woods together. Great memories growing up in Kennett when it was small town America. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    Tom Hahn | July 2, 2016 at 9:43 AM
  8. With Deepest Sympathy on your loss

    Sisina Sirianni | July 1, 2016 at 1:22 PM
  9. I have many fond memories of Bernie! Always had a smile for everyone and just a happy person. I taught Bernie at Kennett H.S. And am the better for it, he made me a happier person. You’ll be missed. Mr. Tim Skiles

    Tim Skiles | July 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM
  10. Bernie ,you left way to soon we had just started catching up on the years since high school, you are the best friend that I had. you were there for me when my son was killed ,like the great person that you were. peace out Bern, I will see you on the other side we will finish our reunion.

    Larry Eller and family | June 30, 2016 at 6:29 PM
  11. One of the D street gang. Bernie was a very nice guy and I have many fond memories of growing up with him and his family. So very sorry for your loss.

    Marta Brown | June 29, 2016 at 1:44 PM
  12. Bernie was a funny guy I knew him through my brother Kevin so we go way back. The last time I saw him was at Steve Sergis birthday party we had a really good time catching up. I heard recently he was ill and I’ve kept him and the family in my prayers and I know he’s not suffering any longer may he rest in peace. With deepest sympathy, Lynn Diaz Campbell

    Lynn Campbell | June 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM
  13. Diane, and Dougherty Family,

    I was sorry to hear that Bernie has passed. We played K.A.U. Little League baseball together, and went through Kennett High School, class of 1974, together. Bernie was always a funny guy, and I always enjoyed his sense of humor. My condolences to you, and your families.

    Glenn Becker ( Friend & Classmate )

    Glenn Becker | June 29, 2016 at 6:31 AM
  14. I’m so sad and in shock….whenever we saw each other, when years may have gone by…their was always something special between us..a closeness that couldn’t be denied 🙏 Love Diane

    Diane Leonzis | June 29, 2016 at 1:27 AM
  15. We are so sorry to hear about Bernie. We send our deepest condolences. All of you are in our thougts and prayers. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow.

    Tom & Theresa | June 28, 2016 at 7:54 PM
  16. Sorry for your loss I only knew Bernie from school, he was good person

    Giovanna Massey Wiggins | June 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  17. Dear Meg, Larry, Caitlin and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Bernie passing. He had a tough battle and continued to fight as long as he could. Take comfort in knowing that your family was always there to support him. He was blessed to have such a great and dedicated sister. I know you have wonderful memories and you will always cherish them. Our prayers are with all of your family.
    Love, Tony and Kathleen

    Tony and Kathleen Bard and Family | June 28, 2016 at 4:44 PM

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