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William E McLaughlin
  • Delaware Hospice
  • Delaware Hospice
    16 Polly Drummond Center
    2nd Floor
    Newark, DE 19711

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“Dear McLaughlin Family,I am your father's cousin through Aunt Dot (Bernard's sister). Your Dad was a special man . His smile was contagious and warm....Read More »
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“Hey Billy, Trina, Becky, I will always remember Uncle Bill and how much fun it was hanging out over there... loved the pancakes, the volleyball...Read More »
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3 of 6 | Posted by: Cheryl Besteder - Newark, DE

“Becky, Trina and Bill We were very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Remembering your family in prayer. Gloria, Michele and family ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: GLoria Rawlins - Newark, DE

“Trina, Billy and Becky,So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was a great neighbor and always had a kind word for everyone. I'm sure your mom...Read More »
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“Becky,Trina & Bill So Sorry for the loss of your Father we are Thinking of you & your family ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Danny & Stacie Hamm - Newark, DE

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William E. McLaughlin Sr., 75, of Newark, DE once again found his thrill on Blueberry Hill after passing away peaceful at his home on April 1st (No Fooling!!). He was a loyal husband for 50 years to Maria (Manucci) McLaughlin, who preceded him in death. He was a devoted father and loving grand and great-grand father.

Bill grew up in Wilmington, DE, enjoying his younger years hanging out on "Becker's corner" with "the gang." After his rebel rousing years, Bill worked for Electric Hose and Rubber and then settled in at Morgan Millwork Co. where he would remain employed for the next 40+ years, until his retirement in 2003.

Bill was quite the handy man and his wife man sure he never lost that talent. (It is a certainty that Maria awaited his arrival at the Pearly Gates with a long "honey-do" list in hand.) He also dabbled in cooking where he took great pride in his fudge and tomato pies (Although, his one attempt at preparing Thanksgiving dinner failed miserably…thank God for Ellio's Pizza.)

Bill truly enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and people in general. He loved dancing, playing something close to tennis with his kids, and walking. He especially loved listening to the oldies and watching the Giants and Notre Dame play football. His hobbies included videotaping family events, recording everything and anything off TV (taking pride that his basement resembling a video rental store), and collecting music of all eras.

Bill is survived by his sister Charlotte (McLaughlin) Witt, son Bill Jr. and daughters Becky Brown and Trina McLaughlin, Granddaughter Roseann, Great-grandson Cameron, and many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his wife Maria (Manucci) McLaughlin, Father, Bernard A. McLaughlin. Mother Mildred (Wilfong) McLaughlin. Brother Bernie McLaughlin and Sister Roni Anderson.

The family would like to thank Delaware Hospice and CNA Melissa Cole, for the special care and attention given to Bill in his final weeks. Bill Jr. would also like to give a deep and special heartfelt thanks to his sister Trina for the many sacrifices she made in her life in order to care for their father during his illness.

In the past, Bill always insisted that his passing be an occasion to celebrate and remember his life with happiness and laughter rather than mourn his passing with sadness and tears. With that, the family asks that visiting well-wishers come with smiles and happy memories. Oh, and please dress casually, after all, as Bill often said, "It is what it is!"

A viewing will be held at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE 19702, on Wednesday, April 6th from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held Thursday April 7th at 11.00am, where friends may visit with the family beginning at 10.00am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider making a donation to do St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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