Patrick J. McLaughlin
March 20, 1946 – November 23, 2019
Patrick J. McLaughlin, 73, of Manchester, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 with his family by his side. Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 20, 1946 he resided in Queens, NY and graduated in 1963 from Marist Preparatory in Esopus, NY. After graduation he moved to Red Bank, NJ and received a certification in electronics from the Electronic Institute in Eatontown, NJ.
While living in Monmouth County, he worked for a few different companies including Two Guys in Middletown, where he met his future bride, Harriet. In 1966, he enlisted in the US Army and earned his Military Occupational Specialty in electronics. After assignments in New Jersey, Virginia and California, he began his tour of duty in Vietnam, where he was stationed in Nha Trang. In1969, after his honorable discharge from the Army he transferred to the US Army Reserves where he served 3 years. He then served several years in the New Jersey National Guard. In 1969, he began his career at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ, eventually retiring from Avaya, Inc.
Patrick went on to raise two daughters with his wife Harriet, eventually settling in Manchester, NJ. He is predeceased by his parents Patrick and Anne and his loving wife Harriet. Surviving are his two daughters Colleen McLaughlin and her husband Greg, and Patricia Marin and her husband Eric; and his brother Robert McLaughlin. He was a devoted Pop Pop to his beloved grandchildren, Brittany and William McLaughlin and Eric John, Jacob and Connor Marin.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm on Tuesday December 3, 2019, at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Rd., Manchester, NJ. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday December 4, 2019, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle NJ Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.
- Viewing Tuesday, December 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019
- Commital Service with Military Honors Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Patrick J. McLaughlin
November 26, 2019
Sending my deepest sympathy to Colleen & Trish along with your families. I share your loss very deeply. Your mom, Harriet decided that Pat & I should be brother & sister. We were from that day forward. I have known Pat since 1978 when I 1st started working at AT&T with him. We used to car pool together. Can we ever forget his old black van. We used to run around the loops in the parking lot at lunch time, at night to see who was faster. Pat always won. We had family get togethers, BBQs, swimming parties, camping trips, & canoe trips. Everything we did, Pat was always Mr Army. He brought all his gear just in case he needed it. He almost sunk his canoe & drowned himself with all that gear. I will never forget that canoe trip. I helped him move from Keansburg to Manchester & he helped me move from Keansburg to Lakewood. Pat helped me tar my roof in Lakewood. He was always there to lend a helping hand. Pat was there to give me away at my wedding & also helped me miss my reception. He gave me a few drinks & I hadnt eaten, so I missed most of my reception, along with dinner & cake. As the yrs went by we talked weekly about everything under the sun. Sometimes for a couple hrs. We were completely involved in each others lives even though I moved to NM in 1998. Pat was a great friend & brother to me. Someone that will never be forgotten. Good bye Big Brother. I miss you already & Saturdays will never be the same. I will always love you & will see you again. Your Sis. Cindi
November 25, 2019
My condolences to Colleen and Patricia. I've known Patrick for about forty years. He always as a good friend and a good soldier.
We worked together at AT&T and we enjoyed shooting and just discussing world affairs. You will be missed Patrick.
See you on the other side