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F. Phyllis (O’Hara) McLaughlin

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, September 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for F. Phyllis (O’Hara) McLaughlin, who died peacefully in her home in Beachmont, she was 85 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 5:15 p.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody will be private. For the safety of all visitors, please wear a face mask while attending the services.

Phyllis was a lifelong Revere resident. She and her family grew up in the Point of Pines section of Revere. This meant that Revere Beach was her playground & she embraced it. She was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1955. Phyllis spent a brief time working as a telephone operator until she married the love of her life, Robert F. McLaughlin. Revere is where they remained, and Phyllis raised her family. She was a homemaker and mother to her children and any other kid in the neighborhood. Phyllis had an open door to all the other kids in and around the city. Phyllis was also known for all of her Beachmont Yard Sales. She always had something for the kids to eat or drink. Phyllis and her husband loved entertaining and having many parties through the years. They especially enjoyed traveling and cruising to many different ports around the world. Phyllis was a very social woman, she loved to meet new friends and acquaintances. She was a regular at the Friday Night Bingo at St. Mary’s Church and enjoyed taking trips to the casinos. Her biggest passion of all was her family, sharing and making memories, and undoubtedly her greatest love of all, were her grandchildren. She was so proud of each of them and their personal accomplishments.

She is the devoted wife of 61 years to the late Robert F. McLaughlin. Loving mother of John R. McLaughlin and wife Danae of Stoneham, Scott A. McLaughlin and wife Katherine of Melrose, Stephen M. McLaughlin and companion Becky Tamburino of North Billerica and the late Robert McLaughlin. Treasured & proud grandmother of Ryan McLaughlin and wife Katie of North Providence, RI, Kaci L. McLaughlin of Seattle, WA & Christen M. McLaughlin & fiancé Andrew Legget of Danvers. Dear sister of the late Marjorie E. Robertson & husband James R., Mary Racca & husband James S. “Brother”, Dorothy Minichino, Helen Botta & husband Frank, & John O’Hara. Special aunt of Karen Santilli of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, friends, neighbors & extended family.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135.


Services

**For the safety of all visitors, please wear a face mask while attending the services.**

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 27th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Monday, September 27th at 5:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


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  1. Denise Condelli Mattera
    Sep 27 2021

    To the family, John, Scott and Stephen, So sorry for your loss, Phyllis was a wonderful person and friend to my mother, Jennie Condelli, from Beachmont,of course! She picked her up for Bingo at St. Mary’s every week. They had a nice group of women.
    She always had nice things to say anytime I met her. May she rest in peace. (they will have a bingo game in heaven for sure)!

    Sincerely,
    Denise Condelli Mattera

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