John W. Doody

October 26, 2023

John Doody Obituary

John W. Doody, 69, of Worcester, died Thursday, Oct. 26, at his home.

He leaves a son, Derek W. Doody of Worcester; two daughters, Casey L. Jolin and her husband Joshua Jolin of Southbridge and Audra R. Doody and longtime partner Edwin Hammond of Worcester; four grandchildren, Jacoby Baxter, Camille Joseph Jolin and twins Maeve and Nellie Jolin; two sisters, Barbara Mercier and her husband Robert of West Boylston, and Patricia Comtois and her husband Robert of Millbury; and several nieces and nephews.  His brother Charles E. Doody passed away earlier this year.

John was born in Somerville, son of the late Ernest J. and Mary T. (Crotty) Doody and moved with his family to Worcester in 1960. 

John served in theU.S. Coast Guard from 1974 to 1978. He then went on to pursue his intellectual curiosities ultimately obtaining a master’s degree in substance abuse counseling from Cambridge College.  He worked for many years as a licensed clinician helping many find freedom from their addictions.

John was a man of few words, a true introvert. He liked sharing stories of years past with those closest to him and was always quick to punctuate any story with a sarcastic quip. He enjoyed writing, cooking, and researching real estate. Ever an avid New England sports fan, he could be found watching the televised games or listening to the Red Sox on his headphones. On a scale of one to ten, his family is mustering a collective ten when it comes to missing him.

There will be calling hours Monday, November 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. Burial will be private.

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Calling Hours
November 6, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Athy Memorial Home
111 Lancaster Street
Worcester, MA 01609


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