Richard J. McLaughlin
1932 ∼ 2018
Richard J. McLaughlin, 85, of Centerville and East Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty E. (Anderson) McLaughlin for 57 years. Born in Boston to the late Thomas Michael and Alice Mary (Boyle) McLaughlin.
He was a 1949 graduate of North Quincy High School and served in the US Navy for 4 years. Dick received his bachelor’s degree in finance and insurance from Northeastern University in Boston. He worked for RCA in Burlington for 35 years as a marketing manager who sold army vehicle automatic test equipment to the US Army. He enjoyed many years of sailing at the Falmouth Yacht Club from 1974 to 1993 in the Beetle Cat Series, the Tanzer 16 Series, and later in the 1980’s and 90’s, in the J-24 series sailboat. He served as FYC Commodore in 1992. He was an altar boy as a young child and a communicant of St. Patrick Church.
Dick is survived by his daughter, Susan E. McLaughlin of Centerville and nieces and nephews: Mark, Corinne, Nancy, and Carole McLaughlin, Andrea Tagg and Paul Shea.
Visiting hours will be held from 9-10:30am on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth. A funeral Mass will follow at 11am at the St. Patrick Church, 511 Main St., Falmouth. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.