Mary A. McLaughlin, 86, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on July 4, 2016, after a three year battle with breast cancer. She was born July 17, 1930 in Bangor, the only child of George and Lena McDonald Connors.
Mary graduated from John Bapst High School and prior to being married operated her own hair dressing and beauty salon, called The Powder Puff Beauty Salon, in Bangor. She met her future husband, George McLaughlin when he rented an apartment in the apartment house owned by her mother. George and Mary were married in 1953 and moved to Winterport in 1958 where they raised four children. George passed away in 1992. Mary was a parishioner of Saint Gabriel's Catholic Church in Winterport. She was a stay at home mom, a devoted wife and mother, always putting the needs of her family above her own. Mary enjoyed reading, always having a mystery or suspense novel next to her favorite recliner.
She is survived by son Stephen McLaughlin and his wife Diana, son James McLaughlin and his wife Patty, daughter Nancy McLaughlin, daughter Sandra Perrigo, and grandchildren Kate McLaughlin, Ian McLaughlin and Andrew Perrigo.
The family would like to express our appreciation to the dedicated people from Home Instead Senior Care and Hospice of Eastern Maine for the wonderful care they gave to Mary.
A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 16, 2016, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Gabriel's Church, 435 South Main Street, Winterport, Maine. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the parish hall next to the church following the Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Mary may make gifts in her memory to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Eastern Maine, C/O EMHS Foundation, PO Box 931, Bangor ME, 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.