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McLAUGHLIN, Stephen F. 66 died at home on August 18, surrounded by family, after a brave battle with cancer. Stephen was born in Boston the fifth in a family of ten children to Leo J. and Katherine (Pucci) McLaughlin. The family moved from Boston to Bedford, NH, in 1957. He graduated from Bishop Bradley High School and earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire. He often pointed out that he was among the last generation of engineers educated using a slide rule, which today seems like an outdated tool, but was used to send a man to the moon. Stephen began his career at LeCroy, a small instrumentation firm in West Nyack, New York, that manufactures oscilloscopes. He worked with physics researchers throughout the Northeast, including several Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Later, Stephen joined FLIR, a defense contractor that manufactures thermal-imaging cameras. As an applications engineer, he worked with U.S. and foreign militaries to design and deliver state-of-the-art thermal-imaging solutions. Stephen was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Rosemary McLaughlin. Stephen is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joanne (Doucet) McLaughlin, and three children: Stephanie McLaughlin and her husband Patrick Parkinson of Manchester, NH; Benjamin McLaughlin and his wife Amy of Exeter, NH; and Timothy McLaughlin and his wife Gretchen Morgan of Portsmouth, NH, plus four grandchildren: Wyatt, Morgan, Cole and Alice McLaughlin. He is also survived by his siblings: Marcia Zahr; Hannah McCarthy; Leo McLaughlin; Michael McLaughlin; Kathleen Peterson; Mark McLaughlin; Patricia McLaughlin; Matthew McLaughlin. Services were already held.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 2, 2016
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