Joanne A. McLaughlin, 83, of 16 Rochester St., Bradford, formerly of 359 East Main St., passed away Monday (Feb. 1, 2016) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Oct. 23, 1932, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth O'Dell and Elayne Anderson O'Dell Carlan.
On Nov. 8, 1958, at St. Francis Church in Bradford, she married Aaron L. McLaughlin, who died on Aug. 2, 1971.
Mrs. McLaughlin was a 1950 graduate of Bradford High School and a 1953 graduate of Bradford Hospital School of Nursing. She had worked 42 years as a registered nurse at Bradford Regional Medical Center, retiring in 1995.
Joanne loved playing cards, board games, and reading. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She cherished Christmas Eve in her home.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Surviving are three children, two daughters, Linda Jemmett and Karen Butler, one son Michael (Lisa) McLaughlin, two sisters, Sue (Darcy) Carletta, Donna (Blake) Nuzzo, a brother, Kenneth "Chuck" O'Dell, one aunt, Frances O' Dell, all of Bradford; seven grandchildren, Gary Cosper, Stacey Cosper, Amy McLaughlin, Jennifer Oxendine, Erin Ann Fauver, Aaron Michael O'Toole, and Jeremy A. O'Toole; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Gayle Faller.
Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, with the Rev. Matt Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2016