Phyllis V. (Lucey) McLaughlin, age 89 of Easton and formerly Brockton, died peacefully October 25, 2012 at Good Samaritan Medical Center following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Atty. James D. McLaughlin. Born and raised in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Nora (Corbett) Lucey. Phyllis was a member of the Brockton High School graduating class of 1941. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Bridgewater State College in 1945, and attended Boston College Law School, where she met her husband. For many years she was an elementary school teacher in Randolph and Avon, and was once named Teacher of the Year in Norfolk County. She was a member of the Randolph Teachers Association, the Avon Teachers Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association; she was also a member of the former Ruth Cleveland Club. Over the years Phyllis was active in city, state and national politics, and was a former member of the Brockton Democratic City Committee. Phyllis’s greatest love was spending time with her family; she was almost always seen in the company of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time at her two favorite places: Brant Rock and Cape Cod.
Phyllis is survived by her children, Geraldine N. Osborne of North Easton, James H. McLaughlin and his wife Patricia of North Attleboro; Atty. Claire D. Cronin and her husband Ray of North Easton; Joan P. Burke and her husband David of North Easton; and Hugh J. McLaughlin and his wife Breffni of North Easton. She was the grandmother of Taryn Beuttler, Gary Osborne, Jr., Gregory, Brendan and Laura McLaughlin; Kara and Kerry Cronin, Jenna, Patrick and Jack Burke; and Conor, Darragh, Rory and Kate McLaughlin. She was the sister-in-law of Louise C. Lucey of Jewett City, CT, and Patricia O. Lucey of Orange, CT; cousin of William McCarthy and his wife Rose Marie of Taunton, and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Phyllis was the sister of the late Claire M. Lucey, Brockton Mayor C. Gerald Lucey, Bernice Noonan, Lorraine C. Mitchell and John C. Lucey; and mother-in-law of the late Gary T. Osborne.
Visiting Hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte 123) Brockton Sunday 4-8pm. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home on Monday at 8am for a funeral mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 9am. Burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Easton. Donations in her name may be made to the Old Colony YMCA, Office of Development, 320 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301. For condolences and directions www.conleyfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Conley Funeral & Cremation Service.