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WELLS, MAINE - Marylou McLaughlin, 79, of Wells, Maine, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, N.H.
She was born in Lynn, Mass., on July 2, 1938, the daughter of the late James V. and Virginia R. (Goldthwaite) McLaughlin.
Raised in Lynn, she graduated from St. Mary's High School, in 1955, and then from the Catherine Laboure School of Nursing in 1958. She worked as an R.N. for more than 50 years at Salem Hospital, Salem Mass. She fulfilled her lifelong dream of living by the beach in Maine when she moved to Wells Beach. Marylou loved the ocean and taking long walks on the beach. She loved sitting by the fire with a good book, or knitting. Above all else, Marylou's greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.
Surviving family members include her three children, Christopher Gangi, and his wife, Tracy, of Middleton, Bethany Moriarty, of Southport, Conn., and Craig Gangi, and his partner, Angelo Rivera, of Los Angeles, Calif; her five grandchildren, Geena, Toni, and Daniel Gangi, and Grace, and Liam Moriarty; her siblings, Cheryl Williams, of N.H., Paul McLaughlin. of Minn., and Teresa Clark, of Mass. She was loved by many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was also the sister of the late William McLaughlin, of Mass.
A visitation and memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, MA. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marylou's memory to St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery, 28 Beach Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04043. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
Published on February 13, 2018
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