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Jean Brannan McLaughlin

January 8, 1926 — December 26, 2011

Jean Marie Brannan McLaughlin, 85, a resident of Holy Family Residence died Monday at Regional Hospital of Scranton.

Born January 8, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre she was a daughter of the late Francis 'Dutchie' and Ellen Higgins Brannan.

Jean attended Saint Mary's School and graduated from G.A.R. Memorial High School in Wilkes-Barre. After high school she was trained in key punch operations by the United States government in Philadelphia.

Jean worked for the Army Surgeon General in the Pentagon for a few years before returning to Wilkes-Barre. She then worked for the Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration for several years. Before retiring, Jean was involved in the data operations of Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Jean was a member of Womens Sodality and the Legion of Mary.

Jean loved singing and playing the piano. She was an inspiration to her family and friends.

Her husband, Thomas G. McLaughlin died on June 10, 1977, and her son, Francis died August 23, 1981. Sisters, Rita Bergin and Dorothy Ludlow and brothers, Thomas, James and Francis Brannan also preceded her in death.

She will be missed by her children, Father Thomas D. McLaughlin, Pastor of the Parish of Saint Luke in Stroudsburg, Mary Ellen and her husband William Harkins of Morganton, North Carolina, Ann Marie and her husband Robert Dodelin of North Potomac, Maryland, James and his wife Rebecca McLaughlin of Moscow, and Jeanne McLaughlin of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Caroline and her husband Damien Morris, Thomas Dodelin, Courtney and her husband Nicholas Polidori, Gabrielle and her husband Daniel Hogan, Kiley, Corinne and Dane McLaughlin; great-grandchildren, Kailan and Cole Polidori; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held Friday with a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in the Chapel at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Avenue in Scranton. Interment will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township.

Visitation will be held in the Maloney Lounge at Holy Family Residence on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.

Arrangements by McLaughlin’s.

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Past Services


Thursday, December 29, 2011

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Maloney Lounge at Holy Family Residence

, Scranton, PA 18509

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Funeral Mass

Friday, December 30, 2011

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Chapel at Holy Family Residence

, Scranton, PA 18509

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