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McLaughlin, Barbara
On Saturday October 8, 2016, Barbara McLaughlin, wife of Robert McLaughlin, passed away peacefully in the Friendship Village Healthcare Center in Tempe, AZ at the age of 88. She was 13 days shy of her 89th birthday on October 21, 2016. Barb had been struggling with heart disease for the past several years. She was born in Rome, NY to Beatrice and Stanley Williams where she was raised, and graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1945. Barb attended college at Briarcliff Manor in Poughkeepsie, NY. Shortly after her schooling, she and a friend moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts where she worked at First National Bank of Boston. There she met her husband, Bob, who was working at National Shawmut Bank of Boston. They were engaged on Valentine's Day 1951 and after a short engagement they were married in 1951. On May 5th of this year they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Barb was a stay home mom who raised their three children. She loved sports and was avid in skiing, swimming, golf, bowling and tennis. Her hobbies were knitting, needlepoint, and Genealogy. She is survived by her husband Bob, three children; Betsy, Tim (wife Pam), and Cindi. Barb is also survived by seven grand-children. Barbara was known to most as Barb, but to her family she was Mom, Gramma, and Mumpa - we'll all miss her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Beaty and Stan, and her two sisters Mollie, and Carol. A memorial service will be held on October 30th at 2:00 PM in the Skirm Auditorium in Friendship Village. Contributions can be made in her name to , Friendship Village Foundation, or .
Published in The Arizona Republic from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2016
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