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“Robin and family, I was so saddened and surprised to hear of your mother's illness and passing...we had no idea she was so ill. We lost our mother...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Callahan

“So sorry, my prayers are with you and your family. Loss of your Mom is a deep deep sadness and i wish you strength and comfort from friends and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jan Hastie - Cambridge, MA

“I send this with so much sadness to Midge's 7 kids, 13 grandchildren, close friends and extended family...... Midge and I developed a wonderfully...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Hay - So Portland, ME

“My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. I also never realized that your Dad has also passed and I have nothing but fond memories of him. My...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Olsen - Medield, MA

“Rick, my sincere condolences to you and the family for the loss of your mother. Her home on Crescent Avenue was a wonderful place to be. The photo's...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: John Batten - Dracut, MA

“Our Love, Thoughts, & Prayers are with you, Joan, & all of the McLaughlin family at this sad time in your lives. Your Mum was a lovely & beautiful...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy & Paul Gendrolis - Hull, MA

“I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I am in Sweden for Christmas and will not be able to attend the services. Your Mom was a beautiful...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Charlene Mead - Ocean Ridge, FL

“Thinking of you during this difficult time. It was always such a pleasure to visit with Midge at the beach. It won't be the same next summer! ...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Hay - RI

“Jenn and Family, I am so sorry. This is an awful awful disease. Your mom was an amazing woman and I remember her so well from your wedding. My...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Erin Campbell - Bedford, MA

“Dear Kelly & Family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mother (Grandmother), please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers, May the...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Hensley & Victor Melendez - MA

“I met Carol at the BCMC Ovarian Support Group! She impressed me from the beginning as a spunky, yet eloquent woman! She so bravely fought this ugly...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Elaine Martin - Hampton, NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John W. & John H. Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA


Carol E. (Holt) "Midge" McLaughlin, 71, of Scarborough, Maine, formerly of Melrose, died on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a 3+ year courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born to the late Velma (Bedell) Hanson on January 7, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts. Carol graduated from Medford High School and then later received an Associate's Degree from Bunker Hill Community College after raising her 7 children. She retired from the Lexington School System in 2003 after working for many years. She retired to Maine and volunteered at and participated in the many activities at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. She loved her family and friends; and enjoyed the ocean, Higgins Beach in Scarborough, sewing, gardening, traveling, reading and cooking. She was a member of St. Mary's parish in Melrose for many years and a beloved member of the Ovarian Cancer Support Group at Boston Medical Center and patient of Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Carol was the devoted wife of the late Richard A. McLaughlin with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Robin C. McLaughlin of Lexington, Rick A. McLaughlin & his wife Kim (Carpenito) of Hudson, NH, Sherri E. Mancini & her husband Tony of Lynnfield, Susan A. McLaughlin of Cohasset, Lisa M. Gibbons & her husband David of Saco, Maine, Kelly A. McLaughlin of Hull, and Jennifer L. Miller & her husband Michael of Framingham. Cherished grandmother of Leah, Ricky, Alyssa, Michael, Kelsey, Anthony, Emma, Michelle, Amanda, Adam, Joan, Katherine & Andrew. Sister of Donald, Robert, Terri & of the late Harold and Sally. The family thanks her dear friends Marion Zaccardi & Joyce Dimick. Carol's funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday, December 17th at 10AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary's Church Herbert St., Melrose at 11AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 2-6PM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Arrangements by The Gately Funeral Home of Melrose. Memorial contributions in Carol's memory may be made to the Cancer Community Center 778 Main St., S. Portland, ME 04106. For directions, flowers or to sign Carol's guest book, www.gatelyfh.com