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Robert F. McLaughlin

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Robert F. McLaughlin, who died on Tuesday, October 29th after a lengthy illness with his family by his side just three days before his 89th birthday. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Interment is private.

Robert was born and raised in Winthrop and graduated Winthrop High School, Class of 1948. Robert was a proud graduate of Boston College, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in mechanical engineering. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1953 and served his country with pride and honor until his honorable discharge in 1955. Robert returned home and several years later married his sweetheart Phyllis O’Hara and together they shared 61 years of marriage. During this time, he and his wife resided in Revere for 53 years where they raised their family. During the summer season he spent many days on his boat as he loved being on the water. Robert’s strong knowledge and mechanical mind allowed him to have an illustrious career at Raytheon as a mechanical engineer. His 35-year career afforded him great satisfaction with his contributions to top secret projects. Robert was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather. His family was his sense of pride.

He is the devoted husband of Frances P. “Phyllis” (O’Hara) McLaughlin of Revere. Loving father of John R. McLaughlin and wife Danae of Saugus, Scott A. McLaughlin and wife Kathie of Melrose, Stephen M. McLaughlin and fiancée Becky Tamburino of North Billerica, and the late Robert McLaughlin. He is the cherished grandfather of Ryan McLaughlin and wife Katie of Melrose, Kaci L. McLaughlin of San Marcos, Calif., and Christen M. McLaughlin of Danvers. He is the dear brother of Mary Connolly of Florida, the late Alfred McLaughlin, and the late George McLaughlin. He is also lovingly survived by his niece Karen Santilli of Revere and many other loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 2nd at 1:15 p.m. in the funeral home


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452 or to the Home for Little Wanderers, Development Dept., 271 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115-9849.

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  1. Connie Jennison
    Nov 12 2019

    Phyllis, I am a friend of Mary McLauglin, Al’s widow, and you may not remember but I fondly remember dinners out with Bobby and Al keeping us in laughter. My husband was Bill Jennison. We went to Boston restaurants and enjoyed those happy times. I have asked Mary about you and Bobby through the years so knew Bobby’s health was failing. I send my condolences and loving thoughts. ❤️ Connie

  2. Kim, Mike, Symmie and Cailey Bitto
    Oct 30 2019

    McLaughlin Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Bob was an amazing man – always finding a way to make everyone smile. I am confident that when we look up at the stars, he is the brightest one. He is still sharing his love and laughter in Heaven. xoxo

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