Patricia M. Dougherty, 78, Rio Grande, entered into eternal rest Saturday evening, July 30 at Cape Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born May 27, 1944, in Atlantic City, she was the daughter of the late Edward T. and Elga (Sheets) Kennedy. Patricia was a 1963 graduate of Wildwood High School. She was a devoted and caring mother who took part an active part in her children's activities. She was Den Mother for her sons Boy Scout Troop, helped the PTA at the school, and organized the backyard parties for the children and their friends. Patricia will be deeply and forever missed by her husband of 56 years, James C. Dougherty. Her legacy will continue to live on through her children James E. Dougherty husband of Cynthia, Timothy Dougherty, and Shirley Owens wife of Michael; grandchildren Alyssa A. Biesuz wife of Dillon, Kaitlyn M. Dougherty fiancee of Devin Banks, James V. Dougherty; Taylor A., Timothy J. and Matthew C. Dougherty; Samantha Gushue wife of Jason; and Tabitha Lex; great grandchildren Gavin and Maverick Biesuz; Wyatt Banks; Ryan Dougherty-Lex; Abigail and Lillie Gushue; Kayla Kane; Aubree Springer; and Joshua Munoz. She is also survived by her siblings Edward Kennedy husband of Sally and Shirley Hoffman wife of Winston; several nieces and nephews; four step grandchildren Catherine Owens, Amand Nolan, Michael Owens, Jr. and James Owens; 13 step great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Thursday, August 4 from 10AM to 11AM. Funeral Services will be held 11AM at Evoy Funeral Home 3218 Bayshore Road North Cape May. Rev. Raymond Dougherty, Patricia's brother- in- law will be Officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Please visit EvoyFuneralHome.com to leave a condolence for the Dougherty family.