John Keenan Doheny Sr, 91 of 245 Indian River Road, a lifelong resident of Orange, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2023 while surrounded by family and comforted by his faith.
He is survived by his loving wife Nancy of 65 years, his seven children and their spouses: John (Rose Monahan), Karen (Eric Riseman), Lisa Jacobson, Timothy (Kim Witteman), Amy (Paul Macy), Christopher (Jeanette Buoncampagni), and Brian (Joanne DeRiso). He was a grandfather to 14: Kelley (Chris Hall), Shannon (Chris Houle), Keenan, Nicholas (Devin DeMartino), Amy, Katharine, Molly (Clarke Hines), Claire, Emma, Sarah, Jackson, Seamus, Luke, and Caden, and great grandfather to Rome, Naomi, and Grayson. John is survived by his sister Helen Siano, his in-laws Bettylou and David Morowski, and many nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his parents James Joseph Doheny Sr. and Mary Flynn, his Aunt Mildred and his brother James Joseph Jr.
John grew up in New Haven. Upon graduating from Hopkins School where he played several sports, he attended Fairfield University. At Fairfield, he excelled as a top pitcher for the university’s baseball team, pitching and winning the first-ever baseball game in the university’s history. He was subsequently inducted into Fairfield University’s Hall of Fame. John was a proud graduate of Fairfield with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration followed by an Executive Masters of Science in Advanced Management from Pace University. He also served in the US Army.
John had a long successful career in taxation management working for SNET (where he met Nancy), AT&T, and NYNEX corporations. While at AT&T he was a contributor to the divestiture of the Bell System. He had the pleasure of teaching and lecturing in his professional field. He also enjoyed the subjects of mathematics, American history, and Catholicism. John was an avid golfer and shared his love of golf with his sons and grandchildren. The ocean, swimming, sunsets with Nancy, and beach vacations with his family brought him great joy. He was very proud of his big, loving family and enjoyed many family gatherings at his home in Orange. John was a devout catholic and a scholar of his faith. He attended Mass every day since his retirement.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, January 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cody White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road Orange (PLEASE MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH) , followed by a burial service at Saint Lawrence Cemetery, 280 Derby Avenue, West Haven.
John gave annually to many charities. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made on behalf of John Doheny to Catholic Family Charities .