Charles P. McLaughlin ABINGTON Charles P. McLaughlin, 83, of Abington, died with his five daughters by his side, Sunday, Dec. 21, in the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, after a period of failing health. He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Jane (Carroll) McLaughlin of Abington. He was born in Boston, son of the late Charles and Lillian (Alberti) McLaughlin. Charles was employed by the University Hospital and retired from Boston Medical Center in Boston as a currier. He also worked at John Hancock Life Insurance company as an agent, the 7UP Bottling Company and after retiring he worked at Trucchis. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II as a Machinist Mate 3C in the 71st Construction battalion of the Seabees. He was a communicant of the St. Bridget Church, in Abington for many years. Charles bowled for sixty years at Maples Alleys in Brockton and also roller skated locally for more than 60 years. He was also a avid Red Sox fan. Charles was well known in both Abington and Rockland. He was a member of the Abington VFW and American Legion. In addition to his beloved wife, Jane, of 62 years, he was the loving father of his five daughters, Jane Graham and her husband Craig of Whitman, Barbara Rose and her husband Edward, Danice Ewell and her husband David all of Rockland, Marlena Derosier and her husband NormanColieof Bridgewater and Maryann Somontes and her husband Philip of Abington; his sister, Patricia McLaughlin of Nevada; also grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of nine, loving known as Binky. He was also the brother of the late John and Francis McLaughlin. His services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 8:15 a.m. from the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 at the rotary), Whitman, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in the St. Bridget Church in Abington. Internment will follow in the St. Patricks Cemetery, Rockland. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 1 Abby Lane, Middleboro, MA 02346, or to the charity of ones choice. For online condolences and directions, visit www.blanchardfc.com.
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Published in The Enterprise on Dec. 22, 2008