, Salem, MA

October 24, 2013

Terence McLaughlin, 93

Peabody — Terrence E. McLaughlin, 93, of Peabody, husband of Mary E. (Donlon) McLaughlin, the love of his life for 63 years.

Terry was born in Peabody and, except for his military service, lived in Peabody his entire life. He was the son of the late James and Annie (Kelly) McLaughlin. He attended St. John the Baptist Elementary School and remained a devoted parishioner of St. John’s throughout his life. He graduated from Peabody High School, where he served as Treasurer for the Class of 1938.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 to 1946 in the Army Medical Corps. He spent much of that time in England.

Terry retired from the Peabody Electric Light Company in 1983 after many years of service, prior to that he had worked for A.C. Lawrence Leather Factory.

Terry began playing golf as a young boy, learning the game as a caddy at Salem County Club. He became an accomplished golfer and tallied 13 holes-in-one over his career. He loved the competition, but above all he enjoyed the friendships forged by playing the game. Over the span of his life he was a member of the Peabody Country Club, Amesbury Country Club, Far Corners Country Club, and Wenham Country Club.

But most of all Terry loved his family—reminiscing and laughing with his brothers and sisters, vacationing in Maine and Cape Cod, enjoying Christmas surrounded by his family, and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow.

He had a wonderful sense of humor and love of life. His spirit will forever live in the hearts of those who knew him.

In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his four children and their spouses, T. Mark and Sandra (Roman) McLaughlin of Western Springs, IL; Mary (McLaughlin) and Peter Salkins of Salem; Joan McLaughlin and David Weiner of Arlington, VA; John and Gale (McHenry) McLaughlin of Cincinnati, OH; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Lorraine McLaughlin of Peabody; Thomas and Patricia McLaughlin of Salem; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Joseph Toomey of Peabody and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Kathleen, Francis, and James McLaughlin.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 8:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. For directions and online obituary, visit In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Lung Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.