Helga Martin Dougherty

August 21, 1946 - September 2, 2020
Helga Martin Dougherty

Helga Martin Dougherty, 74, of Hearthside Drive Wilmington passed away Wednesday September 2, 2020 at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Helga was born in Idar-Oberstein, Germany on August 21, 1946 the daughter of the late Kurt Martin and Paula Schuch Martin. She was very active in her neighborhood where she loved her daily walks until her health would not allow. She was an avid reader.

Surviving are her son Sean Dougherty and his wife Erin; and the joy’s of her life grandchildren Thomas and Caitlin Dougherty all of Columbia, MD.

No services are planned at this time.

The family request memorials be made to Cure Childhood Cancer

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  • September 03, 2020
    Karen says:
    fly on the wings of angels sis. I love you and will miss you, your laugh and our speial time when you visited here.

  • September 03, 2020
    Karen lit a candle:
    Lit since September 3, 2020 at 9:08:16 AM

  • December 16, 2020
    Linda Thomas says:
    Helga was a force to be reckoned one. In her quiet way, she made her case and her point. She served the neighborhood association for several years as treasurer and eventually, "treasurer emeritus", kindly offering advice and her trove of historical information. As she battled her illness, she showed true courage and ability to find joy in each day. We will miss this good neighbor.