William M. Laughrea

January 03, 2009 

William M. Laughrea

January 03, 2009 

Obituary for William M. Laughrea

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 for Mr. William Marsh Laughrea. Mr. Laughrea was born in Watertown, MA. A son of the late Giles & Irene (Marsh) Laughrea. He grew up in the area graduating from St. Mary's High School in Waltham, MA. He received his BA from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA and his MA from Boston State College.

Mr. Laughrea was a teacher in the Watertown Public Schools for 39 years. He served as principal of the Watertown Evening School. Vice president and president of the Watertown Teachers' Association. A veteran of World War 2, he served in the Navy on board the USS Gosselin. Bill also enjoyed traveling, spending summers at his home in Quebec. And loved being with 4 grand-daughters & family.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Marie E. (Loughlin). Devoted father of William M "Biff" Jr., of Lowell, Nancy L. Downing & her husband George of Richmond, VA and Robert J. & his wife Cindy of West Newton. Loving grandfather of Molly & Megan Downing and Cassandra & Courtney Laughrea. Dear brother of James E. of Sandwich, & the late Ursula Darnell, Mary O'Connell, Giles A. Jr., & Thelma Leary.

Funeral from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home in WATERTOWN SQUARE at 6 Riverside St. (cnr. of No. Beacon St.) Watertown on Saturday at 8:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 O'Clock in the Church of St. Patrick 212 Main St. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 PM.

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