Joseph G. McLaughlin

1957 ∼ 2020

Mark Clausen of Norton, MA wrote:

Colleen, Brianna, and Brendan - Our hearts are broken in the loss of Joe and your Dad. He was a wonderful friend to so many and had that special gift to make others feel happier when he was with them. All the Clausen’s know that God has reserved a special place in heaven for Joe. May God hold Joe in the palm of His hand and forever watch over each of you in the days ahead. With our deepest sympathies, Caitlyn, Michael, Joanna and Marcus Clausen

William Fitzgibbon of Rockland wrote:

One of my all time favorite people. I will miss you, though we haven't seen alot of each other since I retired. Bye Muck will always think fondly of the card games in estimating with Paul, Fred, Manny, John, Cindy and all the fill ins. The best one was when you dropped the Queen on Lunky and he tried to kill you. Will miss you old friend.

Tom Baldwin wrote:

Joe was one of my favorite GTE/GDers during the 27 years we worked together in Taunton. Didn't see him every day, but every time I did see him he made smile. Also went to a few Red Sox games together (with messers Clausen and Janczunsky); a poker game or two; plus some mostly bad golf. Will be thinking good thoughts about Joe, and my condolences to his entire family.

Jack McPhee of Foxboro, Ma wrote:

I had the pleasure of working with Joe on several programs at GD. Joe was a great person to deal with and was always positive. He made my job easier and always put a smile on my face. The McLaughlin family is in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sure God has a special place waiting in heaven for Joe.

Paul E Fitzgerald of Franklin mass wrote:

I became friends with Joey in Hyde Park in the eighties along with Joey Silvesro, Jimmy Casey, Kevin Foley, etc. He always smiled, unlike some of his other pals...ha ha..I coached him on our softball team. He needed it. He was truly a great guy. I'm sad he is gone. Peace to the family and all his friends. He had many

Bob Foos wrote:

Rest in Peace my friend. You will be sorely missed.

Auggie (Audrey Johnson) of Charlton, MA wrote:

Colleen- I was a co-worker and friend of Joes for most of his 35 years with GTE and GD. A little laughter just went out of the world. I have been praying for Joe (and you and the kids) for a little under a year and keeping updated on his condition via email. I will continue to pray for comfort, strength and guidance for you as you experience this deep loss and change in lifestyle. Please accept my deepest sympathy. In prayer-Auggie

Donald Garant of Fall River wrote:

My sincere condolences to family and friends of Joe. I had the pleasure of working with him for many years at GD. I always enjoyed our conversations and his sense of humor. He will be missed by all.

Gary Estler of Medway, MA wrote:

Your friends at General Dynamics were saddened by the news of your passing, Joe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and friends. Rest in Peace.

Marie Clausen-Corcoran of Canton, MA wrote:

My son, Mark, told me about Joe’s passing. I am so sorry. Joe was a terrific gentleman and often went out of his way to ask about me even when his health declined. I was always so impressed by Joe and his wonderful way toward others. His life-long faith and closeness to God has him on a fast escalator to heaven. Colleen and family- I hope, in time, the grief you’re experiencing now will soon turn to nice memories of the way Joe lived - happy and loving. May God bless you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Marie Clausen-Corcoran Cornerstone at Canton

Steven Connolly of Canton, MA wrote:

Colleen and family - I am so saddened to hear of Joe's death. We were childhood friends and enjoyed many happy summers together. Our families were so close. May you draw comfort and support from your family and friends during this tough time. Over time I hope you will be able to enjoy memories of the good times. Be well.

Michael Cook of Wakefield, RI wrote:

Joe was one of the best ! He was smart, very good at being a program manager, bringing people and solutions together. Joe was fun on the golf Course or having a beer ! Joe was one of the Best and will be truly missed.

Mary Dohert of Carndonagh, Co.Donegal , Ireland wrote:

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing , he was a lovely man , devoted to his Family . It has been a long time since I spent time with him , but I have happy memories and always asked about him and his Family. Thinking and praying for Colleen, Brendan, Brianna + all his Family + friends. RIP Joe

Steve Peck wrote:

Joe was one of the best people I have ever worked with. He will be missed.

Peggy Loiacono wrote:

Dear Colleen and family, I am so sad to hear of Joey’s passing. We may not have connected over the years, but I will fondly remember his easygoing, good nature. I will never forget the summer of 1980 and all the shenanigans we had Mercury Drive. Thinking of you all as you celebrate Joey’s remarkable life. Peggy (Connolly) Loiacono

David Walsh of Stoughton wrote:

Joe will sorely be missed by us all. Joe and I worked together from the early days of GTE through the later days of General Dynamics. Joe would always put a smile on my face with some good natured ribbing. Until we meet again Joe, may God Hold you in the palm of his hand.

Nancy Brown of Franklin wrote:

Colleen and Family - Very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was one of the nicest guys to work with. Always stopped to say hello whenever he saw you at work. Will keep all of you in my prayers during this difficult time.

Deb Cerce of North Easton, MA wrote:

RIP Joe. You were one of the nicest guys and had such a warm heart. You will be sorely missed for sure. I'm thankful and fortunate to have worked with you for many years at GTE/GD. With deepest sympathy, Deb Cerce

Peter Reinhard of Wrentham MA wrote:

I am shocked to hear about Joe's passing. We had some good and challenging times at work, and a lot of fun at golf. Like everyone has said, we have lost one of the best people and he will be missed by so many. I'm sure he is resting in peace on some golf links in heaven. RIP Joe.

Melissa Macdonald of Mansfield, MA wrote:

To the McLaughlin family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Joe was truly one of the best! I had the pleasure of working with Joe and will remember him fondly. He will be greatly missed by so many. Rest in Peace!

Jim Price wrote:

Joe was one of the nicest people I have ever known. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him because of his personality and his dedication to getting the on done. He will be sorely missed. To his family, I am so sorry for your loss and pray that your memories of him will sustain you through this difficult time.

Eileen Canniff of NORWOOD MA wrote:

My deepest condolences to the McLaughlin family, especially to his wife and children. Joe was a great guy. I worked with Joe at GTE/ GD for many years and I remember him as an outgoing, caring person with a quick wit and hearty laugh. The last several years, I would see him once a year at the annual QCC dinner and he never changed,enjoying golf with friends and everyone sharing a good laugh while he told a funny story. He will be missed by all. May you find solace in knowing that he is at peace in heaven.

Ron of Acushnet Ma wrote:

My deepest condolences to the entire McLaughlin family. I have had the pleasure of working with Joe and getting to know him over the many years. He had the greatest sense of humor and was always a pleasure to be around. he will be missed greatly. Rest in peace Joe.

Paul & Jill Varnum of Franklin, MA wrote:

Colleen & family, We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We both have cherished memories beginning with the GTE days in the 80's. He had such a jolly spirit, certainly a fighter, and remained pleasant throughout life's battles. May God rest Joe's heart & soul, and bless the entire family. Paul & Jill Varnum

The Kosloski Family of West Harwich, Massachusetts wrote:

We are so very sorry to hear this news and will be thinking of your family in the days to come. Hugs and much love.