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Eleanor (Sullivan) McLaughlin
May 30, 2024


McLaughlin, Eleanor (Sullivan), of West Roxbury MA and Block Island RI died peacefully on May 30, 2024 at age 86. Eleanor was born in Boston on June 15, 1937, to the late Timothy Sullivan and Katherine Fay Sullivan of West Roxbury. She graduated from Holy Cross Academy in 1955, and from Boston College School of Nursing in 1959.

In 1964 Eleanor married the late Robert J. McLaughlin. They were married for 51 years until his death in 2016. She leaves behind her son C. Daniel McLaughlin, his wife Kristen Kiley, and granddaughter Katherine McLaughlin of East Greenwich RI and her son Mark A. McLaughlin of Block Island.

Eleanor was the sister of Maureen F Carey, of West Roxbury, sister-in-law Mary Callahan McLaughlin of Dedham, sister-in-law to Mary A. Walsh of Braintree, brother-in-law Richard McLaughlin and his wife Marianne of West Roxbury, as well as a clan of nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Eleanor worked as a nurse in various hospitals in Boston and New York as well as in nursing homes in Needham and West Roxbury. She and Bob moved to Needham in the late 1960’s and raised their two sons there. In 1992 they bought a small cottage on Block Island, where she passed time watching the gold finches and enjoying a good book.

Visitation will occur at the P.E. Murray F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St. West Roxbury MA on Monday, June 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at St Theresa’s Church in West Roxbury, Tuesday June 11, at 10:00 AM. Burial will be on Block Island at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Eleanor’s memory to the Block Island Volunteer Rescue Squad, or the charity of your choice.

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P. E. Murray - F.J. Higgins - George F. Doherty Funeral Home
2000 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132