MCLAUGHLIN John J., Sr. 81, of Norwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday Sept. 17. Born in Boston, son of the late Neil and Mary (McLaughlin) McLaughlin; devoted father of John J. McLaughlin Jr. and his wife Mary Kay of Scituate, Dianne M. McLaughlin of Norwood, Annemarie Charbonneau and her husband Joseph of Harwich, Michael W. McLaughlin and his wife Peggy of Dorchester, Joseph T. McLaughlin of Rozzie and his partner Jane Isnor, Janice Spinney and her husband James of Intervale, NH; brother of Charlie McLaughlin, George McLaughlin and his wife Ann of Centerville, Anna Nilson of Onset, the late Kay O’Connell and Mary and Chris McLaughlin; also survived by 18 loving grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. As a proud “Papa”, John enjoyed his grand and great grandchildren immensely. A graduate of Jamaica Plain High School class of 1952 and retired employee of the MBTA. John was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and member of Red Sox Nation. Special thanks to Tufts-NEMC, especially the MICU staff for their compassionate care. Funeral Wednesday Sept. 23 at 10AM from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St. (Rt. 1A) NORWOOD, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood at 11AM. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, W. Roxbury. Visiting hours Tuesday from 24 & 79PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in John’s memory may be made to Friends of Fatima / Exceptional Citizens Week by visiting www.ecweek.org. For guestbook please visit: www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood (781)-762-0174
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Published in Boston Herald from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2015