Minnesota alum, former All-American Dougherty passes away at 84

doughertyRichard “Dick” Leo Dougherty died peacefully and surrounded by family on Nov. 23.

Dougherty was 84.

He played at Minnesota, where he played under legendary coach John Mariucci, where he earned All-American honors. In his three-year college career, Dougherty accumulated 187 points, which is still tenth all-time at the school. He’s also in fifth place for all-time career goals with 109 and single-season goals with 42, scored in the 1953-54 season.

Following his college career, Dougherty was a member of the United States Olympic team, where Team USA brought home a silver medal in Cortina, Italy. In 2003, he was inducted to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, in 2006 to the M Club Hall of Fame and to the Bronco Hall of Fame in 2012.

He is preceded in death by parents, Leo and Mary, sisters Pat Larson, Esther (Tully) Kane, Myrna Nystrom and brother William (Bill) Dougherty. He is survived by his wife, Judith Dougherty, sister Delores (Roger) Campbell, children, John (Lisa) Dougherty, Mary Jane (Rod) Haanen, and Jenny (Dan) Herman, as well as his grandchildren, Emilie, Sam, and Sadie Dougherty, Stella, Sophie and Maddie Fredrickson, Angie (Dave) Sandstrom, Will and Grace Haanen, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass was held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Nov. 29.

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