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McLaughlin, Barbara J. (Scott)

Barbara Jean (Scott) McLaughlin, a resident of Taunton since 1995, and formerly of Dedham, died Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Morton Hospital in Taunton.  She was 76.  Barbara was born March 1, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts, the youngest daughter of James Henry and Mary Christina (Arnott) Scott.  Her family moved to Dedham when she was 13 and Barbara graduated from Dedham High School.  She worked for Teledyne Philbrick in Dedham as a quality control inspector for 18 years.  She enjoyed puzzles, knitting, and needlepoint.  Barbara is survived by her husband, George Matthew McLaughlin Jr., and her former husband Charles Hewitt.  She is the mother of Christopher Hewitt of Brockton, Gregory Hewitt, and his wife Lauren, of North Attleboro, and Paula Massarelli, and her husband Robert, of Walpole; and the stepmother of Matthew McLaughlin, and his wife Arianna, of Cumming, Georgia, Derek McLaughlin of Fall River, and Erin Cidade, and her husband Richard, of Fall River.  She is further survived by her 14 grandchildren; Jennifer, Hillary, Shannon, Courtney, Olivia, Emily, Bobby, Cody, Gabriella, Sophia, Alissa, Bella, Drew, and McKenzie; her two great grandchildren, Berlyn and Nova; her three brothers, James Scott of Hampton, New Hampshire, Kenneth Scott of Dedham, and Lawrence Scott of Dedham; and her sister, Jane C. McGowan of Middleboro.  She was the sister of the late Carol Lavita.  Visiting hours will be held, Saturday, May 4th from 3 to 7 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Services and interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-99959

Guestbook Entries

  1. April 30th, 2019 | 4:52 pm

    So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing.
    She was always friendly and very proud of her family.
    She will be missed.
    Frank and Maryann Pelrine

  2. April 30th, 2019 | 4:52 pm

    Auntie Barbie had such a wonderful, fun spirit! I pray the memory of her will remain with us all forever. I am lifting her family up in prayer today and sending my heartfelt condolences. Sincerely, Donna and David Jones

  3. Michelle McColgan and Family
    April 30th, 2019 | 5:18 pm

    Barbie always had a smile and a hug when coming into the house.
    A funny story or wise crack to make you smile as well.
    It is a loss to have another of our family pass away leaving memories for those left behind.

    We are happy to have those memories and will always remember her smile.

    Love and healing to Mick and the rest of the family.
    Michelle (civitarese) McColgan and my family.

  4. Marjorie Civitarese
    April 30th, 2019 | 5:22 pm

    I just feel awful and sad for the loss of Barbie.
    I will miss her big smile and the fun times we had.
    May she rest in peace.
    My love and prayers for her and her family.
    GOD bless you.
    Love Auntie Margie

  5. Marissa Richard
    April 30th, 2019 | 8:09 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Erin and Mackenzie and the rest of your family may you find strength and love while you all are going through this together you are in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Kyle&Marie spicer
    May 1st, 2019 | 7:15 am

    So sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all

  7. Robert Ashman
    May 3rd, 2019 | 12:18 pm

    Very sorry for your loss…such a beautiful woman. Peace be with her and all those who loved her.

  8. Mervyn Inniss
    May 3rd, 2019 | 10:33 pm

    My condolences to the family. I worked with George and Barbara at Teledyne philbrick in Dedham. Safe travels Barbara.RIP

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