Doris Gough

Obituary of Doris Marie Gough


Doris began working at age 12 and never stopped.  She had a work ethic like no other!  She waitressed for 18 years to raise her six children, purchase her own home, and pay her way through college, earning her Masters Degree in Social Work.  She worked for The Philadelphia Corporation for The Aging for 26 years.  Her compassion for others, especially for people with disabilities, guided her to dedicate her life and career to social services, volunteerism and helping others.  She enjoyed sewing, arts & crafts, swimming, and family camping trips.  Doris' true love was quilting.  Upon retiring at age 74, she began a church ministry to share her passion, teaching others to sew and quilt.  The Quilting Club ministry recently made and donated over 1,000 (face) masks.  We have no doubt she'll be sewing in Heaven.  
Born in Ardmore, PA, to Horace H. and Dorothy Barr, Doris was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. 
Beloved mother of Lester C. Praul (Sue), Judy Marie Praul, Edward Matthew Praul (Dawn), Richard Alan Praul (Elizabeth), John Horace Praul (James), Laurie Marie Vasquez and her late husband Luis; Sister to William (Mary), Robert, Steve (Barbara), Sister-in-law to Edward Shaffer; she leaves behind 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren to carry on her legacy.  Doris is predeceased by her granddaughter Jennifer, great granddaughter Penelope, her late husband Lester Edward Praul (divorced), and sisters Joan and Judy.  She was adored by many nieces and nephews.
Doris was a force to be reckoned with and Her presence in this world will not be forgotten. She will always be The Matriarch.

Viewing and services will be held on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm at the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter St, Woodbury, NJ 08096

Private Interment

Memorial contributions can be made to: The First United Methodist Church at 414 Asbury Ave, National Park, NJ 08063 or St. Edmonds Home For Children at 320 S Roberts Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

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10:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Green Mount Cemetery
10 South 1st Street
Hammonton, New Jersey, United States
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