CARIBOU – Beatrice R. Doody, 84, died Nov. 17, 2011, in Caribou. She was born March 6, 1927, in Caribou,
daughter of Tom and Rose (Plourde) Gahagan.
Beatrice was a housekeeper in the Caribou area for several families for many years. She was a member of Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a member of Lister-Knowlton Post No. 9389 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, crafts and toll painting. Beatrice was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her family. She married Philip Doody, July 20, 1949.
Surviving, in addition to her husband of more than 62 years, Philip of Caribou, are one son, Galen Doody of Worcester, Mass.; two daughters, Laura Lee Doody of Worcester, Mass., and Donna Fields and her husband, Brian, of Caribou; one brother, Lawrence Gahagan and his wife, Mavis, of Caribou; one sister, Marie Cullins and her husband, Art, of Caribou; one half brother, Irvin Gahagan of Missouri; one half sister, Shirley Tracy and her husband, Phil, of New Hampshire; three grandchildren, Chris Otis, Ben Fields and Leslie Otto; four great-grandchildren, Georgiana and Caitlin Fields, and Angelina and Logan Otis; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a half brother, Tom Gahagan; and two half sisters, Verna Perreault and Sylvia Ouellette.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie, pastor, officiating. Interment will take place at Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to contribute in memory of Beatrice may do so to Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church Memorial Fund or American Heart Association. Envelopes may be obtained through the funeral home. For an online register, please go to