BATH — Holly L. Doherty, 47, died unexpectedly in Farmingdale on Sept. 7.
Doherty was born on Dec. 20, 1966, in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, to Paul and Shirley (Day) Lindahl. The family soon moved to Maine, and she was raised in Arrowsic.
Doherty attended Bath schools, and by her freshman year at Morse High School had already identified her career aspiration: broadcast journalism. Soon after graduating from the University of Southern Maine, she moved to the West Coast and began her television broadcasting career in California.
Following the birth of her daughter, Doherty returned to Maine and established a small residential and commercial cleaning company. The business expanded rapidly and developed a loyal following. Doherty often spoke fondly of her customers, and their patronage and friendship meant a great deal to her.
Doherty’s greatest joy was raising her daughter, Danielle Rose Doherty. Both were outdoor enthusiasts who enjoyed skiing, golfing, swimming, running and camping.
Doherty was predeceased by her father, Paul E. Lindahl, and her former husband, Dan Doherty.
In addition to her daughter, Doherty is survived by her mother, Shirley Day Frahm, of Arrowsic; brother, Paul E. Lindahl, of West Bath; two sisters, Michelle Lindahl, of Delray Beach, Florida, and Shannon Sprague and husband, Roger Gagnon, of Falmouth; three nieces, Samantha, Kelly and Deanne Sprague; a great-niece, Zoe Wallace; a special nephew, Dale Sprague, of Portland; aunt, Sharon Fisher, of Lewiston, and two cousins, Shawn Gurney and family, of Bradley, and Dan Gurney and family, of Phippsburg.
The family wishes to express deep appreciation for the kindnesses and excellent care of the staff of the Access Program, in Portland.
A funeral was held Sept. 12 at David E. Desmond Funeral Home, in Bath.
Memorial contributions are welcomed and may be sent to The Education Fund for Danielle Rose Doherty, at Mid Coast Federal Credit Union, 831 Middle St., Bath, ME 04530.