Jean McLaughlin, a former resident of Fountain Hills, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at her current residence in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Jean was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 12, 1932 to Hugh and Geneva Dougherty. She married Richard McLaughlin in 1956 and had three children. In 1963 she moved to Staten Island, NY with her family and pursued a Bachelor’s Degree from Richmond College (currently the College of Staten Island) and a Master’s Degree from Wagner College. In 1997, Jean retired from AT&T where she was a Manager of Billing and Negotiations and relocated to Fountain Hills, AZ with her husband. During her time in Fountain Hills, she became very active in the community and was a member of the Friends of the Hills organization, the Fountain Hills Women’s Club as well as the Four Peaks Women’s Group. She was also a volunteer mentor with the elementary school in Fountain Hills providing assistance to teachers and students.
Jean was married to Richard for 54 years until his death in 2010. She is survived by her 3 daughters – Joanne Peterson of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, Deirdre Cebry of Paradise Valley, AZ, and Karen McLaughlin of Valley Village, CA. – and 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
In memory of Jean McLaughlin, please consider a gift to Episcopal Communities & Services Foundation, which operates The Canterbury, where she resided for 3 years. To honor the care she received, donations will be directed to Employee Education, assisting staff members like Donesha Sells, who so often brightened the life of Jean.
Donations can be sent to:
Episcopal Communities & Services Foundation or ECSF
605 E. Huntington Drive, #207
Monrovia, CA 91016