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September 07, 2022


Sharon E. McLaughlin of Winthrop passed away on September 7, 2022. She was 72 years old. Born in Winthrop, she was the cherished daughter of the late William M. and Marjorie (Nelson) McLaughlin.

Prior to her retirement, Sharon taught Spanish at Archbishop Williams High School for 23 years and also taught at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, Malden Catholic High School and St. John the Evangelist School in Beverly.

Sharon was the dear sister of Sheila A. Harley of Friday Harbor, WA, Rev. William H. McLaughlin of Newburyport, Capt. Kathleen McLaughlin USAF (Ret.) of San Pedro, CA, Maureen E Cook and her partner Loren Melhart of Burien, WA, Christine M. Egan and her husband Walter of Winthrop and the late Carol J. Koegel. She was the loving aunt of Anne E. Bjorklund, John W. Harley and his wife Lynnette, Jean M. Harley and her husband Greg Pentecost, Sean M. Egan and Jacob T. Egan and great aunt of Torin and Axel Bjorklund and Grant and Austin Harley. Sharon was the sister-in-law of John F. Harley of Long Beach, CA, the late Maj. Stephen A. Wawak USAF (Ret.) and the late Maj. Thomas R. Koegel USAF (Ret.) and his surviving wife Addy Bergeron of Los Angeles, CA. Sharon is also survived by many cherished cousins, her “honorary nephew” James I. Aliberti and her dear friends Thomas and Vivian Reavey.

Sharon’s funeral will be from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Saturday, September 17, at 10:30AM followed by a funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday, from 4-8PM.

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Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home
210 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152