Philip A. Doran Sr., 79, of Beverly, died Sept. 18.
Visitation will be held Sept. 24, from 2 to 9 p.m., at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial that will be private for the family will be celebrated at Christ the King at 11 a.m. A live stream will be available. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Heeney-Laughlin Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary; his children, John (Jennifer), Edmund, Margaret (Jeff) Pezza and Elizabeth (Patrick) Sheedy; his grandchildren, Margaux, Mairead and Jameson Doran, Luke, Andrew, David, Mary Irene and Margaret Grace Pezza, and Charlotte and Caroline Sheedy; his sister, Maryrita (John) Peters; and many nieces and nephews from the Brown, Eiben, Peters and Scanlan families.
Doran was a lifelong resident of Christ the King parish in North Beverly. He attended Christ the King Elementary School, where he met his future bride in sixth grade.
He was a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, John Carroll University and completed his law degree at Northwestern University in 1965. Doran was a successful trial lawyer who wowed juries with his extraordinary oratory skills and sharp wit. His hard work and dedication to his law career benefitted his clients.
Doran also worked with and volunteered at the Franciscan Outreach Shelter, St. Vincent DePaul, Precious Blood Ministries, Misericordia and the juvenile detention center.