His funeral Mass was offered on Sept. 11 at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto was the main celebrant, and Father Edward Kachurka, pastor of Mary’s Nativity – St. Ann, Flushing, preached the homily. Fathers Doody and Kachurka were stationed together at St. Mark’s in Sheepshead Bay for eight years.
“He was a quiet and unassuming priest,” Father Kachurka said of Father Doody. “He was very good with people.”
Born in 1930, Father Doody served as a parochial vicar at the following parishes: St. Thomas Aquinas; St. Margaret, Middle Village; Resurrection-Ascension, Rego Park; Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights; St. Kevin, Flushing; St. Robert Bellarmine, Bayside; Sacred Heart, Bayside; and St. Mark, Sheepshead Bay. He also taught at Cathedral Prep and Seminary in Elmhurst. Father Kachurka said one of Father Doody’s students from Cathedral Prep remembered the priest as a quiet teacher who kept class in order. “You learned a lot from him,” the student said. Father Doody’s burial was at St. Andrew Cemetery in Sag Harbor.