Mrs. Joan M. McLaughlin, 78, of Bogan Rd., Waterville, NY, passed away Friday April 15, 2011 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica.
She was born in Utica on December 14, 1932 a daughter of the late Frank and Ray McCarthy Best and graduated from Waterville High School and attended Keuka College. On December 27, 1951 in Waterville she was united in marriage to Clifford (Bud) McLaughlin. Mrs. McLaughlin was a homemaker and devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving are her husband, Clifford (Bud) McLaughlin; her children, Diane and David Clapp of Waterville; Mike and Janet McLaughlin of Whitesboro; Brian and Nicole McLaughlin of Nashville, TN; her grandchildren, Colby Clapp of Waterville; Colleen McLaughlin of Albany; Jaclyn McLaughlin of Whitesboro; Matthew, Bradley and Scott McLaughlin all of WV. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Bob McCredy of Sherburne; Joan and Carter Stevenson of Waterville; Sandra McLaughlin of Norwich; and a nephew Steven Langone of VT. She was predeceased by a sister Margaret (Peggy) Langone, two sisters-in-law Beverly Doyle and Arlean McLaughlin and a brother-in-law Spencer McLaughlin.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM from the Kloster-Nortrop & Bentz Funeral Home 210 E. Main St., Waterville and at 11:OO AM from St. Bernard’s Church, Waterville where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Interment will be held in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Waterville. Friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday evening April 18, 2011 from 7-9 PM.
Contributions in Mrs. McLaughlin’s memory may be made to the Waterville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.