Grieving Community Remembers Mother Who Died After Scranton Half Marathon

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Scranton, Lackawanna County (WBRE/WYOU) — A Scranton woman, who died after finishing the Scranton Half Marathon, was remembered by her grieving family and friends Monday evening.

A prayer service was held at Saint Paul’s Church in Scranton, so Lindsay Doherty’s family and friends could remember the 36 year old, whose life was cut short Sunday. The wife and mother of three collapsed, after crossing the  finish line at the Scranton half marathon Sunday.

She later died at the hospital from what the Lackawanna County coroner described as “abdominal bleeding.” He said she died from natural causes.

At the prayer service Monday, Scranton Mayor Bill Courtwright said, “My deepest sympathies to them – it’s just a tragedy. I happened to be at the finish line when she went across… Just a tragedy.”

Friends attending the evening’s prayer service, describe the Doherty as radiant, a good person, and beautiful, inside and out. They say she was very involved in her community.

Her husband of ten years – James, told Eyewitness News, “She was the best wife and mother to our three kids that anyone could ever have. And I will love her always.” 

Lindsay worked at the Diocese of Scranton for several years helping raise money for Catholic education.

Bishop Joseph Bambera released a statement saying, “We are deeply saddened by the sudden, tragic death of our friend and colleague. Lindsay was a bright, energetic young woman, and a devoted wife and mother.”

The family will be holding a Mass of Christian burial at Saint Paul’s Church, at 10:00 AM Friday.

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