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Alfred T. Doughty

December 11, 1923 ~ November 16, 2018 (age 94)

Reading, MA, Ogunquit, ME, Naples, FL - Alfred "Al" T. Doughty, 94, passed away peacefully Friday, November 16, 2018. He was born December 11, 1923 in Reading, MA, the son of the late Charles F. and Frances M. (Cady) Doughty.

Al graduated from Reading High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army in WWII.  Returning home, he enrolled in Boston University where he met the love of his life, Irene.  He was an English major and worked in Boston as an investment banker. Al served the town of Reading on the finance committee and as a town meeting member. He was President of the Reading Symphony Orchestra, a Warden of the Church of the Good Shepherd and sang in the choir, A Cub Scout Master, Board member of Meadowlark Village in Ogunquit, and an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. He loved crossword puzzles and wrote many clever poems commemorating family milestones and special occasions.

Al was the loving husband of Irene Pearson Doughty for 68 years.  He was the proud loving father of 3 sons; Charles "Chaz" Doughty (Mary) of Tyngsborough, MA, Alfred T. (Biff) Doughty Jr. of Reading, MA and Steven W. Doughty (Sandra Avila) of Methuen, MA; grandchildren, Elisa, Angela, Chip, Glenn and Lexi; great grandchildren Cameron, Katelyn, Chase, Claire, Cristian, Mikayla and Gavin, as well as extended family members Jeff, Jessie, Jeffrey, Jessica, Finn and Max.

He was predeceased by his two brothers Charles F. Doughty and his twin brother Francis H. Doughty. 

He and Irene enjoyed travelling around the country and in Europe, making many lasting friendships along the way.  They summered in Ogunquit, ME and wintered in Naples, FL.

Al’s sense of humor and engaging personality endeared him to all who met him. He was loved by all and will truly be missed by his family and friends.   

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Reading Symphony Orchestra; PO Box 165; Reading, MA 01867 which was founded in 1931 by his Mother. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, York, Maine. Visit

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