In Memory of Rev. Raymond J. Doherty, S.S.E. '51

251
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125% of 200 Donor goal
$196,000
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About

In his years of ministry, Fr. Ray was known and respected for his gentle and personable humility, steady wisdom, and unwavering devotion to preaching and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

After serving two years in the Marines, Fr. Ray held many roles for the Edmundites: priest, preacher, pastor, chaplain, retreat master, leader, director, administrator, counselor, editor, writer, and more. He served on the College’s Board of Trustees as well as the Board of Fire and Rescue. He was an avid athlete as well as a dedicated Purple Knight sports fan. 

Fr. Ray's passing was felt deeply and profoundly on campus and in the wider Saint Michael’s community. Now, we are celebrating and honoring his life, his achievements, and his enduring spirit. Fr. Ray embodied the values of the Edmundites and Saint Michael’s College. He led by example, inspiring generations to lead, serve, and live a life of purpose.

We have identified areas of support that were near and dear to Fr. Ray’s heart and will continue his life’s work here on campus  educating, ministering to, and guiding students. Please join us by making a gift today.

Remembering Fr. Ray
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From the Society of Saint Edmund

Dear Saint Michael’s alumni, families, and friends,

Over the past two days, so many in our community have come together to support Saint Michael’s College in memory of Fr. Ray Doherty, S.S.E. ’51.

Fr. Ray was a mentor and guide to me, someone I could always approach for advice on a wide range of topics such as homily preparation, spiritual reading, or simply talk baseball. He was compassionate, kind, and an enthusiastic supporter of generations of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. He was a true Michaelman and a model religious priest who represented the values of the Edmundites and our College community.

We, the Society of Saint Edmund, have been truly touched by the generosity of our alumni, families, and friends for helping us to honor and remember Fr. Ray in this special way. Therefore, we have decided to give $100,000 as a matching gift initiative to extend this fundraising effort through December 31, 2021, in the hopes that you will join us in making a gift to support our students and programs.

You can make a gift today at: www.smcvt.edu/inmemory or by mailing a check to Saint Michael’s College, Box 256, One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439.

On behalf of myself, my brothers in the Society of Saint Edmund, and our College, thank you!

Happy belated Saint Edmund’s Day! Rev. Brian J. Cummings, S.S.E. ’86 Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry

274 days ago by Michaela Rivers
John Keating '17, Rescue Unit Chief, remembers Fr. Ray

276 days ago by Michaela Rivers
Lara Scott, Director of M.O.V.E., remembers Fr. Ray

276 days ago by Michaela Rivers
Share your favorite memories of Fr. Ray!

To share a favorite memory, story, photo, or video of Fr. Ray, please click here. The memory board is displayed on our campaign page above and will be shared on alumni social media channels throughout the day.

280 days ago by Michaela Rivers

Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19541$1,000
19605$1,850
19611$1,000
19631$500
19654$10,025
19661$250
19672$350
19684$900
19691$1,000
19716$3,075
19729$27,825
19735$525
19743$700
19752$200
197610$51,850
19777$5,400
197814$3,750
19797$450
19804$7,050
19819$850
19825$850
19834$250
19852$150
19862$125
19879$10,850
19885$800
19892$600
19904$422
19914$1,250
19922$250
19934$700
19944$850
19953$250
19966$1,536
19983$275
19996$450
20005$625
20015$250
20022$25
20035$435
20041$49
20051$25
20065$165
20081$50
20094$185
20102$1,050
20113$175
20122$275
20131$50
20143$225
20154$425
20171$100
20182$125
20193$175
20208$800
20212$50
20224$385
20252$150
20261$568
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