Mrs. Catherine M. McLaughlin Ansel

February 20, 1946March 29, 2012

Catherine M. Ansel 66, of Boyertown. Passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Phoenixville Hospital.

She is the wife of the late William H. Ansel III who passed away in 2008.

Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Catherine (Gallagher) and Douglas McLaughlin.

Catherine was employed by Power Sports Performance in New Berlinville in production until her retirement. She was a member of St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, Boyertown.

She is survived by her Sons, William H. Ansel IV of Cohoes, NY. and Patrick S. Ansel of Boyertown, Siblings, Douglas McLaughlin, Edward McLaughlin and Michael McLaughlin all of Philidelphia.Carol Ardinger of West Chester, PA. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren.

Catherine is predeceased by her daughter Maureen C. (Ansel) Gallie who passed away in 1998 and her Brother James McLaughlin who passed away in 1999.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Springs Rd. Boyertown. PA 19512 Friends may call at the Church Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.

Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories

Arrangements are being handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown.

Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Shannon McLaughlin

April 11, 2012

Words seem to hold no comfort when you lose your mom. It opened a hole that I just can't fill and will never fill. My heart just hurts for you Billy and Patrick. I wish I could be there to hug you. I'm so sorry. I love you both.

John Nijhuis

April 6, 2012

Dear Friends,

Would like to condole you with the loss of your mother. We have met her a couple of times when we did visit your dad at his house in Boyertown and we have some nice conversation.

We hoped she would find some relieve after looking so long after Jim and we regret it that she couldn't stay a little bit longer with her family.

Our thoughts are with you.

Donille Stoyer

April 4, 2012

i only had the pleasure to meet her once @ we spoke on the phone a couple times. she was supersweet my heart goes out to family @ remembrance (hugz)

john franzese

April 3, 2012

Bill,pat and family, I only knew catherine a short time. She was an amazing person and will be missed dearly, I will be saying a prayer for her and drinking a pint in her honor. If you guys need anyone to talk to feel free to call.

Patrick Angel

April 3, 2012

I wish we had more time.You where alot more then a mother to me.I will miss my friend and my mother.I hope you and dad and maureen are all together up there laughing at us.I will miss you very much.May you rest in peace.

Curtis Scepkowski

April 3, 2012

Bill and family... We are truly sorry for your loss... We are here for you. We will keep your mom in our thoughts and prayers. We miss ya Bill

Vicki Gallie

April 2, 2012

Dearest Kay, I don't even have the words to express how much you meant to this family. You were a mother, grandmother, and most of all ... friend. You were a special person who was always full of smiles and laughter. Those that had the honor of having you in their lives are truly blessed. We have shared laughs and tears, memories and good times. You were there for me through some hard times, and I will forever love you for that. I am honored to call you my friend. You will be missed and loved always. Give hugs to Bill and Maureen for us. Until we meet again, my friend...

Bill Ansel

April 2, 2012

You weren't just my mother you were my friend, you were my friend's friend. You had the wisdom to speak your mind and the love to pick me up when I fell. I don't think there was ever a day you weren't in my thoughts and now I know there never will be. Please give all my love to Dad and Maureen until we are together again. I Love You!!