Herbert McLaughlin, 91, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away July 30, 2020, in New Smyrna Beach. He was born May 8, 1929, in Pawtucket, RI a son of the late Edward McLaughlin and Ida Girard. Herbert was a descendant of Cornelius and Maria McLaughlin, who emigrated from Ireland.
Herbert graduated from Uxbridge, High School in Uxbridge, Mass. He served as corporal in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.
In 1968, Herbert and his wife Antoinette were founders and co-owners of McLaughlin Printing Company on Coleman Street in New London, CT. They then relocated to Boston Post Road in Waterford until he retired in 1995. Herbert was a member of Rotary International and Knights of Columbus, a Catholic Fraternal Organization. Herbert enjoyed boating with his wife and kids on the Niantic River. He also enjoyed travelling.
He is survived by his sons, Michael McLaughlin of Torrance, Calif. and Paul McLaughlin of Ponce Inlet, FL, a brother, Leo McLaughlin of Wakefield, RI, his grandchildren, Victoria McLaughlin of Manhattan Beach, CA, Charlene McLaughlin of Corbin, KY, Edward McLaughlin of Brooklyn, NY and John McLaughlin of Torrance, CA and great-grandchild, Lachlan Blevins of Corbin, KK. He was predeceased by his wife Ann McLaughlin of Waterford.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Oakland, RI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held July 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Harrisville, Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to attend.
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