McLAUGHLIN IV ESQ., CPA F. MOORE 48, a prominent tax attorney, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at R. I. Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Lisa A. (Courtemanche) McLaughlin. Born in Lubbock, TX he was the son of Franklin M. McLaughlin III of Dallas, TX and Sandra (Seal) McLaughlin of Fayetteville, AR. He resided in Cumberland for the past 10 years previously residing in Johnston. He was the founding partner of McLaughlin & Quinn, LLC, the Providence-Boston tax and business law firm. Moore was highly regarded by attorneys and accountants as a leading tax attorney in New England. His counsel and expertise in complex tax matters was widely sought. He was a national expert in Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges and previously served with distinction as President of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (the national trade association for 1031 exchange intermediaries). He was recently appointed president of the Rhode Island Association of Public Accountants. He was tireless in his efforts to organize and present seminars and other educational opportunities to accountants in all areas of tax law. He was a graduate of the University of Texas and Pepperdine University Law School. He received his Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University. As an attorney and CPA, Moore was dedicated to helping his clients navigate the complex arena that is tax law, and he loved finding innovative ways to help his clients maximize earnings and minimize taxes. Besides his wife and parents he leaves two sons, Franklin M. McLaughlin V and Andrew T. "Tex" McLaughlin both at home. He was also the brother of Devin McLaughlin of Coppell, TX. A devoted husband and father, "Mr. Moore" was also a Cubmaster for Pack 12 and Asst. Scout Leader for Troop 12, Berkeley/Ashton of Cumberland. He loved camping with his family and scouts. Moore was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was canoeing or ice fishing or just taking a hike in the woods. One of his favorite things was to go on getaway vacation adventures with his family. Born and raised in Texas, Moore loved his Cowboys and also to barbecue. He competed in BBQ Cook-offs and eventually became an official judge by the Kansas City BBQ Association. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Calling Hours Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Rd. Rte. 122 Cumberland. Directions/Guest Book: jjduffyfuneralhome.com
. The Funeral and Mass will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101.