My name is Charles Mclaughlin
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It is with great sadness that I write to inform all the members of the site of the death Monica Edith Ellen Florence (nee O’Driscoll)
Monica passed away after complications at the grand old age of 91.
She holds a special place in my affections as she was one of two bridesmaids at my own mothers wedding in 1939.
Her father’s house in London where he was Dock Master during the worst of the blitz was open house to all the nieces and nephews who came from Clonakilty to try their fortune in London. There they would find their feet before going off to get digs or a flat once they had secured employment.
My Mum held Uncle Jack in special regard and was of course a deep friend with his daughter Monica who though 10 years younger was included in her wedding plans. My mum was given away by Uncle Jack and had his daughter Monica as her second Bridesmaid. Apart from her sister, Maureen Margaret, Monica was the last of a generation of O’Driscoll’s and Kingston’s.
Monica in her turn went on to marry Allan Florence, a marriage that was to last till her death 56 years later. They had three children Christopher, Bernadette and James.
I should like to pass the sympathies of the whole family, to Allan and his three children who were all present at the passing of their Mum.
The funeral should take place after Mass to St Patrick’s Cemetery, Leytonstone, London on the 28th February 2013.
It is with sadness that I announce the death of Frank McHugh. Frank had been married for over 40 years to Veronica Coakly. He first met Veronica in Clonakilty when visiting his sister who at that time was spending a year in Cork for her novitiate with the Bon Secours. He soon got to know the more extended Kingston side of the family as my sister Maureen was also there and had frequent visits from her Aunt Peggy and family. Frank spent the first 20 years of his life as a steward on the Atlantic Liners becoming a first class steward on both the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth in the years when they traversed the Southampton to New York route. Retiring from the sea, he brought Veronica to Glasgow where they enjoyed a long married life. His funeral was held on the 22nd December 2012 ending a long and varied life.
I am sorry to announce the death of Annemarie Mclaughlin. Annemarie was married to my full cousin Pat Mclaughlin. Below is the obitury that appeared in the local paper
Annemarie T. (McInnis) McLaughlin, an 8 year resident of Pompano Beach, Florida and formerly of Charlestown, Everett and Derry, New Hampshire, passed into eternal life unexpectedly on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Broward Health North Hospital in Deerfield Beach, Florida. She was 69 years old.
Annmarie was born in Boston on September 19, 1943, a daughter of the late Joseph McInnis and Helen (Gallivan) McInnis. She grew up in Charlestown where she attended the Boston Public School system. Annmarie was a dedicated homemaker who took pride in caring for her husband and children and the upkeep of her home. Annmarie loved to travel and listening to Irishmusic and was very involved with her shuffleboard teams in Everett and in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Annmarie is the cherished wife of 52 years to Patrick J. McLaughlin. She is the devoted mother of Patrick J. McLaughlin Jr. and his wife Sabrina of Saugus, Sharon Fiorentino and her husband John of Litchfield, New Hampshire and Shaun McLaughlin and his wife Tammy of Litchfield, New Hampshire. She is the loving Nana to Patrick J. III, Bernadine, John IV, Nicholas, Dominique, Jennifer and Shaun Jr. She is the beloved sister of Jackie McInnis of Maryland, Michael McInnis of Malden, Helen Schaar of Barnstable, Kathleen Murphy of Derry, New Hampshire, Susan Matarazzo of Charlestown and the late Joseph McInnis. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass was held in St. Mary's Church, 55 Warren St. Charlestown at 10 a.m followed by. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
It is with great sadness that I have to announce that John Mclaughlin died on 15th July 2011. John who had been a super fit athlete suffered ill health in his later years. Years of injuries while playing football resulted in an amputation of one leg below the knee. However, this did not stop him continuing to be a keen golfer. Indeed, it seemed to give him the impetus to show other disabled people that life did not end with an amputation. He would spend time talking to amputees telling, and indeed showing them that life could be even better without the constant pain caused by joint injuries.
Despite all that, for the last year John had been fighting a battle for his life. Despite the pain he was obviously suffering he rarely showed it. Life was to continue in John’s eyes just as normal. In the two months prior to his death, he made the journey to Manchester, to join the celebrations of his God daughter and Niece’s 18th Birthday. In addition Charlotte his sister organised her birthday party here in Scotland, so that all the family could be together one last time. I have have uploaded photos of all the relatives who managed to come to the weekend.
Suddenly, on the 14th July, John’s breathing worsened and he was taken back into Hospital. The next day just after visiting time, he had a massive heart attack but lived long enough for Dorothy his wife to return to his bedside to be with him as he slipped peacefully away fortified by the rites of the Catholic Church.
John has been buried with his parents at Westburn Cemetery, Cambuslang.
John had a big heart and will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife Dorothy of over 40 years
It was with great sadness that I heard last month that my Aunt Madge had died at the at the great age of 102. She was the last sibling of the Mclaughlin family born in Cleenagh to pass away living some 20 years beyond my father who was the second last survivor and who passed away in 1990 at the age of 80.
Aunt Madge emigrated direct from Ireland in 1928 and lived in the Boston area before retiring with some of her family to the warmer climes of Florida some years ago. May she rest in peace after such a long and productive life