Mary Jane (Kavanagh) McLaughlin

Born: Wed., Feb. 17, 1954
Died: Thu., May 9, 2019


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Tue., May 14, 2019
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., May 14, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Uxbridge- Mary Jane McLaughlin, 65, of Talbot Terrace passed away on Thurs. May 9, 2019 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband of 20 years, James M. McLaughlin in 1998.
         She is survived by her son Ryan J. McLaughlin and his wife Katie of New Boston, NH; her 2 grandchildren, James and Cora McLaughlin; her brother James F. Kavanagh Jr. of Belgrade Lakes, ME, and many great friends.
        Born in Quincy on Feb. 17, 1954 she was daughter of the late James F. and Claire (Delaney) Kavanagh and grew up in Newton. She was a graduate of Newton High School, and furthered her education attending Boston College, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in education. Mary Jane worked many years for the Newton Parks and Recreation Dept., before raising her family and running her own childcare business. Mary Jane also worked for Milford Regional Hospital as a Registration Supervisor. She enjoyed gardening, reading, cooking, and knitting. A woman of great faith, Mary Jane was a very active member of St. Mary’s Parish, baking and volunteering for events, singing in the choir, and serving as the Light of the World Prayer Group Facilitator. She was a kind woman who was very well known and loved.
        Her Funeral Mass will be held on Tues. May 14 at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. A calling hour will be held prior to Mass from 9:30-10:30 AM at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge.
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Pamela Delaney
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
Ryan, I hope you understand that as parents we all do the best that we can each day given the challenges that we face in our lives. As you also know, I spent some time with Mary Jane and although I knew her life growing up was not ideal, she never, to me anyway, complained or blamed any difficulties on her past experiences. But our past does color our present. You know she loved you and that is what counts. And when all else is lost what remains is love. Hugs to you and your family.

Priscilla Romasco Kryger
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
Dear Ryan & Family,
I was so sadden to read that you dear mother passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will not be able to attend services because I’m in Florida until the 16th. Mary Jane was a woman of strong faith. May she Rest In Peace with our Lord.
Priscilla Romasco Kryger

Donna L. Featherstone
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
Ryan, Katie and family.
Our deepest condolences - our world has lost a remarkable, kind and generous member. She always took great care to help feed those attending our summer Vacation Bible School, and LOTW retreats, etc. We are praying for you and your family.
Donna & Dennis Featherstone

Deborah Millette-Sanchez
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
Dear Ryan , My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your Mom was
such a spiritual encouragement to me and all LOTW flock. I’m going to miss her
so much . She had a genuine loving heart after Jesus’s own heart. The entire
St Mary’s Parish is going to miss her. Again may she RIP and she is with The Christ for eternity . 🙏🏼✝️❤️

Michelle Beland
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019
My deepest condolences to you and your family at your mother’s passing. I didn’t know her well, but she would always say hello when I saw her at church and we would talk for a while. She was a lovely woman who was kind to all. She will be missed by her St. Mary’s family. May God bless you and give you His peace during this sad time.
With sympathy, Michelle Beland

Tara J Mazzini
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with your mother for many years at Milford Hospital. I will always remember her cheerful smile. She was kind and generous. I was very saddened to hear the news of her passing.

Tara Mazzini

Carol Dugan
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
MaryJane had so much faith. She was a joy to know and she will be missed by so many people at St Mary's. She had a gentle and kind spirit.I will pray for her and her family

Christine Roy
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Your mom was as you know, a longtime colleague. From our days or should I say nights working in the ER. To days working in the role of registration Manager vs Helpdesk Specialist we always kept a healthy level of respect. She was always so proud of you. She had told me that numerous times. May your good memories out way any of the not so good. Sending you hugs.

Pastor Bob & Sharon Howard
   Posted Fri May 17, 2019
Ryan & Katie, Your mom was a wonderful neighbor to us. We so enjoyed her company. Her love for the Lord radiated from her heart. She blessed us and our grandchildren not only with her smile but with her little packages of nuts, books and puzzles. We will miss her. Let us know if we can help you with anything. We're right across the street. I'm sorry we missed the wake and funeral.

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