Trudy M. (Gay) McLaughlin, 81, of Brockton, died May 3, 2013 after a time of failing health. Raised in Hyde Park, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Cecilia (Hickey) Gay. Trudy and her late husband Atty. Chester R. McLaughlin raised their family in the Brookfield section of Brockton. She was a teachers aide and clerical aide in Brockton schools, was a longtime member of TOPS and she loved dancing, cooking and reading and was an avid Red Sox fan. Trudy was the beloved mother of Michael J. (and Joanie) McLaughlin of Moultonborough, NH, Stephen P. McLaughlin of Brockton, Paula J. (and Stephen) McQuaid of Hull, Chester R. McLaughlin Jr. of North Easton, Atty. John W. (and Claire) McLaughlin of Bourne, Atty. Jay F. (and Lisa) McLaughlin of N. Easton and the late Dianne P. McLaughlin of Brockton; the adored grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of 6; loving sister to her late siblings Jack Gay of Duxbury, Marjorie Olson of Medford, Cecilia Potts and Edward and Joseph Gay all of Hyde Park; and an aunt to dozens. All are welcome to calling hours Tuesday 4 - 8 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Chapel, 850 North Main St., Brockton, her funeral Wednesday at 8 a.m. from Waitt Funeral Home, funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Edith Stein Church and burial at Melrose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Trudys favorite Breast Cancer Charity,www.komenmass.org/. Visit www.waittfuneralhome.com or call 508-583-7272.
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Published in The Enterprise from May 5 to May 6, 2013
Waitt Funeral Home
850 North Main Street Brockton, MA 02301