Emily C. McLaughlin, 85, of Acushnet, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late William M. McLaughlin.
Born in Wakefield, MA, a daughter of the late John E. and Emily (Burke) Classen, she had resided in Marion for 17 years before moving to Acushnet.
She earned an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Forsythe Dental School at Tufts University. Mrs. McLaughlin was the owner of Perry Farm Patchworks in Acushnet, until retiring nearly three years ago.
Emily had a passion for quilting and reading. She also had a strong interest in politics. She loved the company of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored. She is survived by her children, Michele M. Thomas of Acushnet, John W. McLaughlin and his wife Mary Ellen of Sagamore Beach, Laura (Dawicki) McLaughlin of Fairhaven and Julie M. McLaughlin of Fairhaven; a sister, Mildred Beebe of Salisbury; seven grandchildren, Ryan and Craig McLaughlin, Sarah Thomas, Erin Dawicki, Sean McLaughlin, Colleen and Josh Dawicki; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Charles Classen.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 4-8 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10 am in St. Rose of Lima Parish, 282 Vaughan Hill Rd., Rochester. Burial is private. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com