Lucy G. McLaughlinOctober 02,2012
Lucy G. McLaughlin
BARRE — Lucy Gomez McLaughlin, 88, of Pike Street, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a patient just over a month. Her brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Edith Gomez, and nieces, Jo-Ann Ornitz and Alice Lavin, were at her bedside.
Born Jan. 23, 1924, in Barre, she was the daughter of Joaquin and Josefa (Canales) Gomez. She attended elementary school in Barre and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1943. Lucy was a member of the All Star girls basketball team and the girls athletic league and was active in many extracurricular activities at the school.
On Nov. 27, 1948, she married George H. McLaughlin in the Barre Universalist Church. They spent all their married life in Lucy’s family home on Pike Street. George died April 29, 1987.
Soon after her high school graduation, she began employment in the treasurer’s department at the National Life Insurance Co. in Montpelier, retiring in 1986 as a supervisor in the mortgage loan department of the company.
Lucy was an avid golfer, enjoying all sports, especially the Boston Red Sox, animals, and maintaining the family cemetery lots. She also enjoyed gardening and was very dedicated to her family and friends and the George McLaughlin Memorial Golf Tournament at the Montpelier Country Club.
Her memberships included the Women’s Auxiliary Unit 3 of the Montpelier American Legion Post 3, and the National Life Insurance Co. Quarter Century Club.
Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Edith Gomez, of Barre, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her three sisters, Carmen Gomez, Estela Lavin and Amelia Ferrante, and four brothers, Angel, Fernando, Manuel and Joaquin Gomez.
Her life will be honored and celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.
Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Sinai Temple 3, Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 742, Montpelier, VT 05601-0742.
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