Shawn Michael McLaughlin

22 décembre 196719 juin 2020

Shawn Michael McLaughlin, 52, formerly of Niantic, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of God, on June 19, 2020 after a long battle with illness.

He was born on December 22 1967 in Winchester Connecticut, the son of Robert W. McLaughlin and Patsy A. McLaughlin

Shawn worked at the Coast Guard Academy in IT. Shawn enjoyed playing ice hockey, and was a USA ice hockey referee for over 20 years. He was a huge Boston Red Sox and Patriots fan. He loved playing fantasy football and baseball with his friends. Shawn was involved in East Lyme politics for many years; he served on the Zoning Board and Zoning Appeals Board and was also a member of the East Lyme Republicans. Shawn also liked a clean house even though his wife liked to clean, he did a better job. All of Shawn's friends and family knew he had an incredible sense of humor and his smile could light up a room.

Laura and her family would like to thank the staff at 60 West for the wonderful care he received during his stay, and his friend Tim Kulterman who gave Shawn spiritual guidance every week. Shawn is survived by his loving wife Laura, daughter Hannah and son Ryan McLaughlin, all of Salem. He is also survived by his Mother-in-law Elaine Stash of New Bern,NC. Sister-in-laws Sharon Kellar of Woodsboro MD, Kathleen Clark of Simpsonville, SC. Aunt Judy Lee Holiday of Willimantic, CT and nieces and nephews he loved dearly. Shawn was predeceased by his parents and grandparents.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hannah and Ryan McLaughin’s educational trust fund C/O Laura McLaughlin or The Eastern Connecticut Brain Injury Alliance.

A private family interment will take place, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Shawn Michael McLaughlin


Helen Brainard

29 juin , 2020

Dear Laura and family,

I’m very sorry for your loss. He sounded like a wonderful husband, father and very involved citizen. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to you and all who knew him.

Helen Brainard

Mary-Cate Gauthier

28 juin , 2020

How saddened I am to hear of Shawn's passing. I remember him as a sweet, shy kid in Jr.High and HS in EL. My condolences to his family.

Gary Perkins

27 juin , 2020

Saddened by the loss of such a great person.. My sincere condolences to the family... I had the pleasure of growing up with Shawn in Carriage Hill.. The memories of those days and the interaction are what I will cherish forever.. I am a better person for having known Shawn.. RIP

Scott Birnie

26 juin , 2020

First concert ever Me Shawn and Mr Meehan, The Rolling Stones at Hartford civic center. Tattoo you tour and it was amazing. Thank you Shawn and may your family find peace.

Carolene & Jay Mahnken_Barone

25 juin , 2020

Sending our Love, Sympathy, and Prayers to you and the kids at this very sad time. Shawn was a super great person and will be missed by many :-(

Maureen Gressler

25 juin , 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of Shawn. My deepest sympathies to Laura and the children. Shawn was a friend of my son, Michael. They played hockey together and I have fond memories of Shawn visiting my home to pick up Mike and other friends for a good time together. May you Rest In Peace, Shawn! You put up a valiant battle and your outlook was just amazing. Your bright smile will add more light to the world from Heaven!

Maureen Gressler

Kim Stirtan

23 juin , 2020

Thankful to have prayed for Shawn with all that he has endured 🙏 prayers continue for his wife Laura and his two children 💕

Annette Keramidas-Smotas

21 juin , 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Shawn. We went to school together and I remember him as very kind and always laughing. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers. May his memory be eternal.