McLaughlin, Elinor Theresa – Born April 26th 1945, known to many as Petty, passed away January 26th 2022.
Elinor was born in Boston to parents Charles and Eleanor, survived by her brother Charles McLaughlin Jr and his three sons Brian, Kevin and Sean McLaughlin and their families.
Elinor was raised in Somerville, Massachusetts where she attended Somerville High School, Class of 1962.
Elinor then attended Northeastern University earning an English degree in 1966.
Elinor spent her career at Commercial Union Insurance working as a Senior programmer.
As a young woman Elinor travelled the world often alone, visiting countries like Tibet where she received special dispensation from the government to enter. After traveling 6 continents Elinor then focused her passions closer to home, as a true patron of the Arts, Elinor supported many programs throughout the Boston area enjoying concerts, symphonies, lecture series, plays and diverse symposiums which brought her years of joy and contentment.
In addition Elinor was devoted to her Catholic faith, a Funeral Mass will be held in her honor, on Thursday February 10, 2022 at 10:00, in St. Ann Church, Somerville.
Family and friends are invited to attend.
Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Boston.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the following Boston programs: Celebrityseries.org. Arrangements by Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville, MA.