Bernard (Bernie) Joseph Dougherty Jr. of Kennett Square

Bernard Joseph Dougherty Jr.

Bernard Joseph Dougherty Jr.

Bernard (Bernie) Joseph Dougherty Jr., 59, of Kennett Square, died Monday, June 27, at the Abington Hospital.

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

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

Bernie proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy 1976 – 1980. He was a chief petty officer on the USS Forrestal.

Bernie enjoyed Cape May, N.J., 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; two sisters, Anne Marie Puoci (Frank) of West Grove, and (Meg) Margaret McComsey (Larry) of Oxford; two nieces, Caitlin McComsey and Lisa Puoci, and companion Diana Kelly.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, at Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road in West Grove. His funeral mass will follow at 10 a.m. 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 in Kennett Square.

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