Michael James McLaughlin
1981 - 2020
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Michael James McLaughlin, 39 of Mansfield and Hyannis, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 following a long battle with liposarcoma. He was the loving husband of Amy (Coccia) McLaughlin, father of Olivia Coccia, beloved son of Maureen (Piccolomini) and James McLaughlin, Jr., brother of Matthew McLaughlin and his wife Alison, and treasured dog dad to Oscar and Ava. He was the cherished grandson of the late Matthew and Eleanor Piccolomini and James, Sr. and Philomena McLaughlin and had many extended family members throughout Mansfield and surrounding towns.

Michael was born in Boston on April 7, 1981. He was a 2000 graduate from Mansfield High School and UMass Boston in 2005 with a BA in Political Science. He also completed a certificate program in Marina Management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In 2015 he earned a Master of Science in Fire Science Public Administration.

In 2012, Michael joined the Mansfield Fire Department as a paramedic/firefighter. Michael was a well-loved and dedicated member of the department, volunteering in his time off at countless town community events with the department. He also volunteered for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation at their annual golf tournament in Hyannis Port.

Throughout his entire life, Michael's favorite place to be was on the waters of Cape Cod, specifically in Hyannis Port Harbor. Michael owned a mooring company prior to joining the fire department and was a proud member of the Hyannis Port Yacht Club for many years. You could often find Mike strolling along the beach with his two boating sidekicks, the pups; or boating around Hyannis Port Harbor always ready with a wave and a friendly smile. Michael was an avid traveler and enjoyed many trips to California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, the Vineyard, and New York with his family. He also loved "relaxing". On a Friday night Michael was usually in his favorite spot: in a recliner with Chinese food and a movie from the 80's, with the dogs at his feet waiting for something to fall. Mike will be fondly remembered as the nicest guy ever to all who knew him.

Michael leaves behind many extended family members and friends at Mansfield Fire Department, Hyannis Port Yacht Club, and Barnstable High School.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all who knew and loved him do something that "Mikey" would do in his memory. Enjoy a stroll on the beach or through town, boat with friends, watch an 80's movie, help someone in need, and never let a day go by without saying "I love you" to those you love.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later date in Saint Mary's Church in Mansfield and visiting hours have been omitted.

To send his family a message of condolence, please visit www.shermanjackson.com

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Published in Sun Chronicle on Jun. 15, 2020.
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June 25, 2020
Dear Olivia, Amy, and family of Mike... sending you thoughts and prayers to provide you comfort at this time.
Patrick Murphy
June 24, 2020
To the entire McLaughlin family so very sad to hear of your loss. To Maureen and Jimmy I cant imagine loosing your son. May all your memories help you Thur this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.....a very old friend. Debi Seymour
Debi Chretien
June 18, 2020
Howard and I want to send our deepest sympathies to Amy, Olivia and all of the Coccia and McLaughlin families at the untimely passing of Mike. Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Much love...........
Marcia Bibeault
June 16, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. May he rest in the sweetest peace.
Carol Anagnos
June 16, 2020
O very for your loss.May he rest in the sweetest peace. The Travers and Anagnos family.
Carol Anagnos
June 15, 2020
Dear Jimmy, Maureen & Matt, I met Mike once when he answered a call to my home. He was so kind and caring. My deepest condolences for this unimaginable loss.
Maureen (Faria) Dei
June 15, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Mike. My deepest condolences and heartfelt thoughts to Mike's family and friends.
Missy DeFranco (Hazeldine)
June 15, 2020
Sorry your your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with his family.
June 15, 2020
To the family I just want you to know that I am thinking of you. Mansfield and Cape Cod lost a true gentleman, one hell of a "Jake" and navigator of Nantucket Sound. Men like Mike can never be replaced but only remembered for how he carried himself while here. Rest easy and say hi to Teddy for me.
Scott Button
June 15, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. IAFF Local 2779 Cape Breton Regional Firefighters Association. Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada.
David McLaughlin
June 15, 2020
So sorry to hear about Micheals passing I wish my deepest condolences from all of the Sullivan family (Curt Dave and Pam) I Remember Him through Matt who played played football with Curtis on that 1996 team that won it all. God Bless

Bob Sullivan
June 15, 2020
Very sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers to the family. Lots of love, The Worth Family
Krissy Worth
June 15, 2020
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