Welcome to the memorial page for

Edward J. McLaughlin

April 12, 1943 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 74)

Edward J. McLaughlin, age 74, a longtime resident of Scituate, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017. Beloved husband of Judith (Johnston) McLaughlin for 45 years. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Eleanor McLaughlin.  Loving father of Brian J. McLaughlin of Scituate, Kerri McLaughlin Mason and husband Chris of Fort Mill, SC., and Kristin McLaughlin Fitzsimmons and her husband Andrew of Scituate. Fondly known as Bebe to Ava McLaughlin, Ingrid McLaughlin, Cody Mason, Alexander Mason, Mia Fitzsimmons, Avery Fitzsimmons, Keighan Fitzsimmons, and Peyton Fitzsimmons.  Brother of Harold McLaughlin Jr., Ann Gorman, Gail Jones, Terese McDougall, Mary Kate Conroy.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Ed was the owner of McLaughlin Builders of Scituate and McLaughlin Painting Co. He built many homes and subdivisions throughout Scituate and surrounding towns. He was a member of the Mass. Board of Realtors and served on the Town of Scituate Conservation Commission and Town Democratic Committee. Ed enjoyed coaching little league baseball, as well as filming and watching all of his children’s sporting events. He also enjoyed antique cars, dining out, exercising, spinning, running and skiing.


Family and friends will gather to celebrate Ed’s life during visiting hours on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 4-8 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset and again on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 9 am, before a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony Church, Cohasset at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Ed may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA. 02215.

 Service Information

May 2, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

Mass of Christian Burial
May 3, 2017

10:00 AM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

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