Gerald Doherty Obituary, Death– Bro. Jerry, also known as Bro. Gerald Doherty, FMS, MSM Class of 1961, recently passed away. The name Bro. Jerry was the one that was used for him the most. As we tell you this, not only do we feel an immense sense of loss for you, but also the weight of grief is pressing heavily on our hearts.
In 2020, Brother Jerry resigned down from the posts he held at The Mount, where he had served as a History Teacher, a Guidance Counselor, and the Chair of the Guidance Department for the previous 28 years. He had held these positions. He had been responsible for those responsibilities for the previous 28 years.
The entirety of his body of work has a bearing on the learning experiences of tens of thousands of pupils. “Brother Gerald Doherty’s voyage to the Novitiate of the Marist Brothers in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, began in the year 1962, when he arrived there for the first time. After he had taken his first vows in 1963, he went on to study at Marist College and eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from that school in 1966.
After that, he joined the congregation of the religious order. In 1966, he started his work as a teacher at Mt. St. Michael Academy, which is located in the Bronx, New York. This was the beginning of his profession. He remained a student there till the year 1972. After that, he decided to pursue a career in education and spent the years between 1978 and 1984 working as a teacher at Marist High School in Chicago, Illinois.
After that, he transferred to Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, which is located in Massachusetts (1985- 1988). Between the years 1972 and 1978, he worked for the Province in the capacities of both vocation director and contact director. Between the years 1988 and 1996, as well as between 2006 and 2019, he was employed as a guidance counselor at both Mount St. Michael Academy and St. Agnes High School in both of those respective locations. (1996-2005).
He attended Loyola University in Chicago, which is located in the U.S. state of Illinois, and earned a Master of Arts degree in religious education from that institution in the year 1983. After that, he completed the remaining requirements for his degree at Fordham University, where he earned a Master of Arts in social work.
The year 1983 was the academic year in which both of these degrees were presented to their recipients. (1996). He worked as a spiritual director, and he made his home in the Champagnat Hall Community, which can be found in the borough of the Bronx in New York City, in the state of New York, in the country of the United States of America. In the year 1972, he joined the Perpetual Profession, and in the year 2000, he joined the Vow of Stability. He has been a member of both organizations since 1972.