Janine Francesca McLaughlin

February 3, 1923December 7, 2020

Portland, ME- Janine F. McLaughlin, 97, passes away peacefully on December 7, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation & Residence in Portland.

She was born on February 3, 1923, in Chateauneuf, France, a daughter of John R. and Marie Marguerite (Billon) Browne. She grew up in Lubec, Maine, and owned her own little restaurant on Campobello Island. She married Harvey S. McLaughlin on Oct. 26, 1946.

She worked for Standard Romper on Casco Road for many years. When she retired, she enjoyed working in the vegetable garden and putting food up for the winter. She loved to read and enjoyed watching horse races at the various fairs around the state. Her favorite thing to do was cooking for and spending time with her grandchildren. She always had treats for them when they came to visit.

The family would like to thank all the people at St. Joseph’s for their care and Kindness.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Harvey.

She is survived by a son, Carl McLaughlin and his wife Donna; daughter, Renee Kelly; grandchildren, Carl McLaughlin Jr. and his wife Gina, Kelly McLaughlin of Bremerton, Washington, Cari Young Portland, ME, Sean Kelly & Wife Desiree, Todd & wife Bethany; 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Blanchard Cemetery in Falmouth.

Please visit to sign Janine’s online guest book.


14 May

Spring Burial

1:00 pm

Blanchard Cemetery

Falmouth, Maine


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Kelly McLaughlin

December 13, 2020

Grammy McLaughlin was a beautiful spirit, wonderful cook and an amazing dancer. The memory of her tap dancing in the parlor will always be a fond memory. May she rest in peace, surrounded by love and all that is good. I will be eternally thankful for our recent visit. Love you Grammy forever and ever.

Jesse Power

December 12, 2020

My favorite memory of her was going to the house and watching her trying to show me how to jitterbug!!! She was so sweet and always had a treat !! Go dance with Harvey and Rest In Peace 💜💜