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C.W.O. II John E. McLaughlin, Jr.

C.W.O. II John E. McLaughlin, Jr.
  • March 21, 1929 - August 28, 2012
  • Suffield, Connecticut

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“May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and,...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Department of Massachusetts Military Order of the Purple Heart - MA

“Del and family. Sorry to hear about Jacks passing. As we all know he was one hell of a guy!He used to visit me at my shop every now and then and we...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jack Desaulniers - Wilbraham, MA

“Dear Del, Kathy just called and told me about Jack. I'm so very sorry. Jack really helped Bob try to get benefits. I am so happy that I had a...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Pat Pulk - North Fort Myers, FL

“I have just today learned of Jacks passing and I will be writing to you shortly I am saddened by this news Jack was one of the best men with which I...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: terry peet - kedington

“Jay- Sorry to hear the news about your father. He was an extremely welcoming, forthright man with a great sense of humor. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: john mnich - suffield, CT

“Jay - So sorry to read about your Dad. Did you make the IDC reunion this year? I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Suzanne ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Suzanne Telesky - Enfield, CT

“My condolences to the family. I was the FBI case Agent on the 1983 Wells Fargo terminal robbery in West Hartford, CT, and Jack was very helpful...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: James R. Millen - Vernon, CT

“I am so sorry for your loss. I can remember the first time I met Jack and how welcoming and generous he was. Insisting that I stay overnight in his...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Gian Seccareccia - West Hartford, CT

John E. "Jack" McLaughlin Jr., C.W.O. II Retired, 83, of Suffield, beloved husband of Dolores (Puc) McLaughlin, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. He was born on March 21, 1929, son of the late John E. and Angela (Wright) McLaughlin. Jack was a graduate of Technical High School in Springfield, MA, Class of 1945. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was the first MP in Korea to be awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot, where he was wounded in action and awarded the Purple Heart. Jack retired from the U.S. Army in 1966 after over twenty years of service and was a true patriot. He then went on to fly relief missions in Nigeria for UNICEF. He most recently worked as a Security Inspector and Armorer at Wells Fargo, retiring after 14 years of service. Jack was an avid boxing enthusiast and UCONN Women's basketball fan, a proud member of the NRA, the Suffield Sportsman's Club, the Agawam Sportsman's Club and the Valley Boating and Fishing Club. Along with Dolores, his wife of over 60 years, he leaves his son, John T. (Jay) McLaughlin and his wife Susan of Springfield, MA; his daughter, Debra McLaughlin and her husband William McCarthy of Newington, CT, and daughter Jill Miller of Springfield, MA; his brother, Richard McLaughlin of Enfield CT and brother-in-law Francis Driscoll of Chicopee Falls MA. Jack also leaves his cherished grandchildren, John Michael, Benjamin and Steven McLaughlin, and Bonnie and Brett Miller, as well as a cousin, two nephews and three nieces. He was predeceased by his sisters-in-law, Faith McLaughlin and Jane Driscoll. His family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. North (Rt. 159) Suffield, CT. His family will also receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday morning, September 5, 2012, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a procession to the Massachusetts State Veteran's Cemetery in Agawam, MA for a service with Military Honors that begins at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association P.O. Box 642 Suffield, CT 06078 or The Wounded Warrior Project