James McLaughlin
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James PatrickMcLaughlin, Jr.

James Patrick McLaughlin, Jr. (73) died on May 19 of Lymphoma after a long and painful hospitalization. Born in Chicago, Jim was the son of the late James P. and Genevieve McLaughlin of Greenwich, CT and Williamstown, MA.
Jim loved sports, reading, conversation, debate, and travel, as well as good times with family and friends. His service in the elite Para-Rescue unit of the Air Force took him throughout Asia and Europe. With his remarkable intelligence, humor, and humility, he taught us a lot about life, history, and respect for others. For 40 years Jim worked in finance.
Jim is survived by his sisters Mary Caruso, Dorothy Petell and Jean McLaughlin, his brothers Bob, Paul, and Mark, 19 nieces and nephews and 7 grand nieces and nephews.
Jimmy believed we were born of stardust and unto stardust we shall return. Jesus told us that we can't even imagine how great it is on the other side. Jim is there now with our Mother and Dad and in the blink of an eye, we will all be together again.
Due to Covid-19, Jim's life will be honored at a later date in Williamstown, MA where he will be interred at the family burial site.



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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from May 23 to May 24, 2020.
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May 28, 2020
Jim was such a great person. The knowledge and intelligence that he shared allowed me to grow and reach new heights in life. I always looked forward to lunch and coffee with Jim. A wonderful friend and mentor. He will be missed.
Anthony Tijerino
Friend
May 26, 2020
Loved Jimmy Mac
Great thinker and kind hearted~
I am so thankful that I could call Jimmy Mac my friend~enjoyed his company.
So sorry I wont be grabbing a cup of coffee with him at Petes
Chip Unsworth
Friend
May 26, 2020
I went to Merrimack College with Jim and roomed with him for a year. Saddened to hear of his passing. He was a terrific guy. You never had any trouble having fun when he was around. My condolences to his family. I pray for his blessed soul. Bill Langone
Bill Langone
Friend
May 25, 2020
Mary - I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your brother Jim. Gone much too soon. You and your family have my prayers!
Barb Kovats Tuttle
May 24, 2020
Many memorable occasions. Jim had a uniquiness that attracted people and always made things more enjoyable RIP
Jeff M
Friend
May 24, 2020
Jim had a zest for life and provided his many friends with lasting memories when life was carefree and we were carving our destined. Rest In Peace Jim
Jeff M
May 24, 2020
Jim was a great friend to so many of us in college and he remains close to us in spirit, even though many of us did not see him as often as we would have , and should have. When we tell stories about our time with Jim, they are always about the good times we had.together.
Vin Foley
Friend
May 24, 2020
A good friend knows all your stories. Many people walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart. Jim was that for me, he was a source of joy and I wi miss him terribly.
Katie Reeve
Friend
May 23, 2020
I am so sad to read Jim's obituary. I knew Jim from the late 70's starting in the brokerage business together. Such a funny sense of humor. Very smart also. After separating firms we'd see each other on California or Montgomery streets and always have a good visit ending with a laugh and hug. A great guy. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely. Patti Sundberg
Patti Sundberg
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