Monday, April 18, 2011

Two Obituaries .........

from the Utica Observer-Dispatch:

Joan M. McLaughlin

1932 - 2011

Mrs. Joan M. McLaughlin, 78, of Bogan Rd., passed away Friday, April 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Utica. She was born in Utica on December 14, 1932, a daughter of the late Frank and Ray McCarthy Best. She graduated from Waterville High School and attended Keuka College. On December 27, 1951, in Waterville, she was united in marriage to Clifford (Bud) McLaughlin. Mrs. McLaughlin was a homemaker and a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Clifford (Bud) McLaughlin; her children, Diane and David Clapp of Waterville, Mike and Janet McLaughlin of Whitesboro and Brian and Nicole McLaughlin of Nashville, TN; and her grandchildren, Colby Clapp of Waterville, Colleen McLaughlin of Albany, Jaclyn McLaughlin of Whitesboro and Matthew, Bradley and Scott McLaughlin, all of WV. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Bob McCredy of Sherburne, Joan and Carter Stevenson of Waterville and Sandra McLaughlin of Norwich; and a nephew, Steven Langone of VT. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret (Peggy) Langone; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Doyle and Arlean McLaughlin; and a brother-in-law, Spencer McLaughlin. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 10:30 AM from the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, and at 11:00 AM from St. Bernard's Church, Waterville, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be held in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Waterville. Friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday evening, April 18, 2011, from 7-9 PM. Contributions in Mrs. McLaughlin's memory may be made to the Waterville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.


Raymond W. Morgan, Brookfield

1925 - 2011

Raymond W. Morgan, 86, of Church St., passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at his home. He was born March 21, 1925, in Waterville, a son of Winfred and Anna Whalen Morgan, and was educated in Waterville schools. Ray joined the U.S. Army in 1946, near the end of World War II, and was discharged in 1947. He rejoined the Army in 1949 and served in the Korean Conflict until 1952. On December 29, 1951, he was united in marriage to Josephine Jennings in St. Bernards Church, Waterville. Theirs was a loving union of 51 years until she predeceased him on February 25, 2003. Ray was a machinist at Kelsey-Hayes until his retirement in 1985. His favorite past time was tinkering with and restoring old Wheel Horse tractors. He was a member of St. Bernards Church. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Mark Button, of Hubbardsville; grandchildren, Briana Button, of Rome, and Brice Button, of Hubbardsville; a sister, Margaret Morgan, of Waterville; a brother-in-law and his wife, James and Midge Jennings, of Brookfield; his close friends, Ray Whitford, of Brookfield, and Bill and Jean Bender; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by twin children, Barry, in 1973, and Betty Anne, in 1998; a sister, Anna Tarbox; and two brothers, Harold and John Morgan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2011, from the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, followed by interment in the Brookfield Rural Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from Noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a contribution in his memory to the Brookfield Fire Department, Brookfield, NY 13314 or to St. Bernards Church Building Fund, 199 Stafford Ave., Waterville, NY 13480. To send a condolence, or sign the Book of Memories online, go to:


Later today, looking back 40 years.

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