September 10, 2016
Doris P. Herrick, 83, Curtis Apts., passed away Saturday evening, September 10, 2016 at Samaritan Medical Center.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, September 16, from 4 -6PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 17, at 9:15AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 10AM with Rev. David DeLuca presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Doris was born in Watertown on June 26, 1933, daughter of William J. and Edna McVee Palmer. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1951 and took additional classes through BOCES.
On December 26, 1955 she married Donald L. Field at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and he passed on January 26, 1986. She then married Henry E. Herrick in Norfolk, VA on November 12, 2005 and he died June 12, 2009.
She worked as a secretary for Wm. T. Field Assoc. and then for Attorney Donald Palmer. She was a teacher's assistant for BOCES. Doris was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She enjoyed volunteering for the USO, reading, and sewing. She was a Parent Representative for BOCES Exceptional Program.
Doris is survived by her two children, Brian P. Field, St. Louis, MO and Kelly M. O'Brien and husband, Tim, Venice, FL; four grandchildren, Morgan, Logan, Kallyn, and Hollyn O'Brien; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her two husbands, she was predeceased by her three brothers, William, Glenn "Mike" and Donald Palmer, and sister, June Sholette.
Donations in her name may be made to the Sacred Heart Foundation, 668 Thompson St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.