Holly L. Doherty, 47, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and cherished friend to many in her community died unexpectedly in Farmingdale on Sept. 7, 2014. Holly’s beautiful spirit, generosity, kindness and love of life will be missed by all who knew her.

Holly was born on Dec. 20, 1966, in Phoenixville, Pa., to Paul and Shirley (Day) Lindahl of Kimberton, Pa. The family later moved back to Maine and Holly was raised in her hometown of Arrowsic.

Holly attended Bath schools. By her freshman year at Morse High School she had already identified her career aspiration, broadcast journalism. Soon after graduating from the University of Southern Maine, Holly moved to the West Coast and began her television broadcasting career in California.

Following the birth of her daughter, Holly returned to Maine and established a small residential/commercial cleaning company. The business expanded rapidly and developed a loyal following of customers. Holly often spoke fondly of her customers, their patronage and friendship meant a great deal to her.

A resident of Falmouth, Holly’s greatest joy and passion in life was raising her beautiful daughter, Danielle Rose Doherty. Both were outdoor enthusiasts who enjoyed skiing in the winter, golfing, swimming, running and camping in the spring and summer.

Holly is survived by her daughter Danielle Rose Doherty, her mother Shirley Day Frahm of Arrowsic, her brother Paul E. Lindahl of West Bath, her two sisters Michelle Lindahl of Delray Beach, Fla., and Shannon Sprague and her husband Dr. Roger Gagnon of Falmouth, three nieces, Samantha, Kelly and Deanne Sprague, a great niece Zoe Wallace and a special nephew Dale Sprague of Portland, her aunt, Sharon Fisher of Lewiston, and two cousins, Shawn Gurney and family of Bradley and Dan Gurney and family of Phippsburg.

Holly was predeceased by her father, Paul E. Lindahl of Jackson, Calif., and her former husband Dan Doherty of Lewiston.

The family wishes to express deep appreciation for the kindnesses and excellent care of the staff of the Access Program in Portland, Maine.

Memorial contributions are welcomed and may be sent to The Education Fund for Holly’s daughter Danielle Rose Doherty at Mid Coast Federal Credit Union, 831 Middle St., Bath, Maine.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 at David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath, Maine.

Family would like to extend an invitation to a celebration of life following the funeral service at the Kennebec Tavern in Bath.

To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.