David F. McLaughlin, Sr.

October 25th, 2016

David F. McLaughlin, Sr., age 63, of Wilmington, passed away on October 24, 2016.

David is the beloved husband of Joan M. (Bailot) McLaughlin, devoted father of David F. McLaughlin, Jr. & his wife Kristin of Wilmington and Kelly Peterson & her husband William of Andover, loving “Pa” of Cameron, Brayden and Claire, cherished son of the late John and Elizabeth (McNamara) McLaughlin, dear brother of Karen Martin of Wilmington and Jack McLaughlin of Abington. David is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary Bailot of Billerica, as well as many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, October 29th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, October 28th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in David’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.


26 Entries in Guest Book for “David F. McLaughlin, Sr.”

  1. Maureen Scioletti says:

    There are no words that can truly ease the pain of a loss like this. Your family is in my thoughts during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. With sincere sympathy~Maureen and Dom Scioletti & Family

  2. Donna Vaillancourt says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers and I pray you can find comfort in loving memories during these difficult days.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Donna Vaillancourt

  3. Pauline Ayers says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. David will be sadly missed
    Deepest sympathies.
    Pauline & Brian Ayers

  4. Donna Omalley & Donald Omalley says:

    So sorry for your loss. Miss and love you both.

  5. PJ Heffernan says:

    One of the nicest and most genuine people we have ever met. Will truly be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Heffernan family

  6. Tracey Merritt says:

    Words cannot describe how sorry I am for Joan and the whole McLaughlin family. Dave was one of the nicest guy I have ever met. Sending all my love and prayers to his family and friends.

  7. Barbara & Dan Bates says:

    So sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Barbara & Dan Bates

  8. Patty Markham says:

    I am very sorry for all the McLaughlin Family. I had the privilege of working with Dave @ WHDH. He was such a kind and gracious man . I will miss his Thursday visits to my office when he would talk proudly of his family. He had such joy for his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. May you find comfort in the happy memories you shared.

  9. Jack McLaughlin ( Brother) says:

    Unfortunately, David and I have drifted apart over the years. I am so shocked and saddened by his passing. WE had many good times growing up and will never forget the good funny times together. He was a great person who was devoted to his FAMILY. May he rest in peace and be remembered
    in our thoughts and prayers…with love and compassion his brother Jack

  10. Laura Kelloway says:

    My sincere condolences go out to Joan and family on the loss of David.
    No words can take the pain of losing a special loved one. He will be greatly missed and be in all our thoughts and prayers forever.
    Rest in peace..Laura

  11. Rob LaVita says:

    Your family is in our thoughts. So sorry for your loss.

  12. Marie Murphy says:

    My heart is broken for the loss of this wonderful friend. I’m trying to keep in mind the laughs we had over these years. Now John and Dave can have good times together again. Joan, David, Kelly I’m praying for all of you.

  13. Jamie Magaldi says:

    So sorry for your loss Dave, wishing you strength through this difficult time. I have fond memories of your dad.

    The Magaldi Family

  14. Linda Feraco says:

    So deeply sorry for you and your family Joan.There are no words to help ease the pain all I can do is offer my Prayers and blessings for everyone. God bless all of you through this.

  15. Kathy Murphy says:

    I am absolutely heartbroken at the loss of someone I consider as family instead of just a family friend. Dave will be greatly missed by all of us. You are all in my thoughts.

  16. Mark and Hope Bailot says:

    There are no words to express our sadness, or our concern for Dave’s family. We can’t be with you in person, but we love you all, and the entire McLaughlin/Bailot clan is in our prayers, and our hearts are with you every day.
    Mark & Hope

  17. Rebecca and Aaron Vint says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Dave will be greatly missed. We are thinking of you all and wish we could be there in person to celebrate his life with you. Sending our love to everyone,
    Becca and Aaron

  18. Debbie Trapan says:

    Uncle D i will miss & love you forever. Love auntie Debbie ????????

  19. Rose Foley says:

    Rose Foley
    October 26th,2016 10:35pm

    So sorry for your loss Joan and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Love Rose????

  20. Chris Graves says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  21. Liz Brenes says:

    I,m sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful man he will be missed by all. All our thoughts and prayers go out to and your family. With our sincere sympathy Liz John Brenes & Family

  22. Joseph F. Bailot says:

    My heart aches for Joan, Karen and our kids and especially our grand kids who will never have the joy of knowing Uncle D/Pa. I will miss you my brother. May you rest in peace and watch over all of us.

  23. Bobby & Terry Kelley says:

    Joan: I’m at a loss for the right words. Dave epitomized family man in every way. You and your family were everything to him. Will keep him and your family in our prayers always.

    Karen: You were so fortunate to have such a special brother and friend who will continue to watch over you in a different way. Taken too soon but maybe taken for a higher purpose that we can’t understand. Love you, my friend.

    Our love and prayers to the McLaughlins.

  24. Cara Reddington-Kincaid says:

    Cousin David was a warm, caring, funny and loving man
    who always helped me feel welcomed at family gatherings. He had a winning smile and the sound of his laugh was a joy. My heart hurts for Karen and Joan. Many prayers for all; David, Kelly, Danielle, Amy, your families and children.

  25. Cindy Wilson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss Joan. My thoughts and prayers go out to you to you and your family. May God bless you all . Rest in peace David.

  26. Nancy Hachey says:

    Dear God

    Someone very special just left this earth
    Someone who knows you well
    For he lived his life as you would have asked of him
    And brought more joy to people than one could tell

    He was someone who everyone looked up to
    Someone who made people laugh and feel good
    Someone who would never hesitate to offer a helping hand
    He lived the way everyone should

    The problem is that he left his family behind
    He left his grandchildren who call him “Pa”
    I’m asking you to give them strength
    To be for them a special guiding star

    As you know, Dave was a man of integrity
    A man who had a good soul and a great heart
    Someone who everyone could depend on
    People seemed to know that right from the start

    Please help everyone continue to believe
    That there really is no end
    That all who loved and admired Dave
    Will be with him in the end

    Your Friend from Way Back When – Nancy

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