Louise M. McLaughlin passed away at home on Friday, August 26, 2011.
Louise was retired from the Dormitory Authority of the State of NY in Albany. Louise also worked for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in Cortland and was an Administrative Assistant at the JM Murray Center .
She leaves behind a partner of many years, G. Gordon Behn of Guilderland, NY, a sister, Patricia (Reeves) Yallum and brother in law, joseph Yallum of PA, a brother Charles Reeves and sister in law Victoria Reeves, of Spencer, NY. Louise also leaves her five children, a daughter Kathleen McLaughlin of Cortland, a son Michael McLaughlin of Binghamton, a son Matthew McLaughlin of Cortland, a son Francis McLaughlin, Jr. and daughter in law, Dr. Summer McLaughlin of Florida, and a daughter, Beth (McLaughlin) Johnson and son in law, Eric Johnson, of Marathon. She also leaves behind two beautiful grandchildren, a grandson, Scott McLaughlin and a granddaughter, Erin Johnson.
Louise also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Louise is pre-deceased by a sister Teresa Slebrich of PA, and a brother, Richard Reeves, of Ithaca, NY.
Funeral services will be held Wedesday at 1:00 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery
Calling hours will be heldfrom 12:00 - 1:00 pm prior to the service
anyone wising to make a memorial contribution in Louise's name is asked to consider the American Cancer Association Memorial Processing Center PO Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057.
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I lived just a few houses down from Louise Reeves on West Court Street and graduated from both Immaculate Conception School and Ithaca High School with her. In grammar school, the nun teaching us caught me trying to pass a love note to Louise and made me read it aloud to the class. I met her again in the late '60s when I moved to Hornell. Louise was a beautiful woman and I learned of her passing with genuine sorrow. May she rest in peace. Roland Rivers
Please accept my sincere sympathy. I worked with Louise at the J.M.Murray Center. We always had a good time. May God give you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. Helen Rundell Trimm
I am very sorry for your loss. I met Louise last year at a breakfast with other DEC retirees and thought she was a really classy lady. My heart goes out to all of her family and Gordon. Janet Hines (Cortland, NY)
I am very saddened to hear of Louise's passing. We worked together at DEC back in the good ole days. I enjoyed spending time with her at our "retirees" breakfasts when she was in Cortland and will miss her perky personality. My prayers go out to Gordon and her family.
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marsha & Victor Havran
We were so sorry to hear of Louise's passing. Our condolences go out to her family and to Gordon. It was funny but I thought of her last week and remembered her fondly. I was in the Albany area and must have been there when she passed on. She is in our thoughts and prayers. Lucy & Rich