January 26, 1955 – July 26, 2020
Bridget McLaughlin (nee Delehanty), 65, of River Vale, NJ died peacefully at home on July 26, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.
Bridget was born in Englewood, NJ on January 26, 1955 to Robert and Helen Delehanty. She graduated from Pascack Valley High School. Bridget enjoyed crafting, knitting, & crocheting. She was forever volunteering to help others, whether it was Girls Scouts, friends, and even volunteering with hospice. If anyone was in need, family, friend, or stranger, she was the first to help.
Although she held many jobs while raising her children and after, her favorite by far was the job of being Grammie, and helping to raise her grandchildren. Bridget was a loving wife, beloved mother, adored sister, caring aunt, devoted grandmother, and a loyal friend to many.
She is survived by her loving husband Edward McLaughlin, as well as her four children, Kimberly Haffler and her husband Bill, Kristy Germain and her husband Jon, George Lucia Jr. and his wife Meredith, and Robert Lucia and his wife Ellen. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren Georgie, Matty, Bridget, Charlotte, Maggie, Jimmy, Lindy, James, Adam, and Teddy. She will be sorely missed by her 7 siblings Libby, Pat, Peggy, Mike, Timmy, Eileen, Katie and their families, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and godchildren.
Due to current restrictions arrangements will be immediate family only. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in her honor.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
July 28, 2020
I met Bridget's son Rob at Don Bosco, and we eventually became best of friends. I was an awkward high schooler and didn't always get along with my friends' parents, but that wasn't the case with her. It wasn't just the feeling of being a welcomed guest, when I came to visit she made me feel like it was my home too. Need to sleep over? No problem. Up late making too much noise? Doesn't bother me. Homemade dinner or some hot pizza from Broadway? Wasn't even a question, it just happened.
The thing I've always been most jealous about with Rob has been his incredible connection with his family, something I know he learned the importance of from her. So, I know at this moment the sheer quantity of people who feel the void of this loss. Someone so caring and connected, invested in the people she meets, will always be missed.
I probably should have known her better, but I do know for 33 years she was Rob's rock, and because of that Rob has been mine more times than I care to say. For that I am forever grateful. Be at rest with your angels Bridget.
July 28, 2020
Bridget and I worked for same Dr's office for many years together and became good friends. We had a lot of fun , especially after the boss left. We laughed and cried together.many times! I will cherish our monthly get-togethers at the diner forever!! May you rest in peace, my dear friend. No more pain and sickness. Love you!!!