Sally Anne McLaughlin, 90, of Limerick, Pennsylvania (and more recently Stuart, VA), died September 6, 2023 at the Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy.
Sally was born on August 29, 1933 to Sarah “Sadie” & Patrick Nolan in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. She married Roger P. McLaughlin on April 23, 1953. They had six children: Roger, Sallyanne, Joan, Francyne, and “the twins” Timothy & Thomas.
Sally was a master of many careers, from hospitality management to school administration. One of her most valued roles was mother and matriarch to a large family of 18, including children & grandchildren. Sally was passionate about volunteering and giving back to her community. She was a member of the Red Hats Society. She volunteered at the polls and community centers. Sally was a big part of her church family and earned the position of Eurchuarist Deacon in the Catholic Church, which she used to take communion to homebound community members.
She was an avid swimmer, reader, and card player. An excellent baker of Irish soda bread from a recipe that she learned at her mother’s side.
Sally is survived by 5 children - Sallyanne McLaughlin, Joan (David) Gardner, Francyne McLaughlin-Roberts, Timothy (Dee) McLaughlin, and Thomas (Tammy) McLaughlin; 12 grandchildren - Matthew, Brian, Michael, Kirk, Sadie, Allyson, Chris, Alexis, Daray, Stephanie, Holly, and Thomas; 9 great-grandchildren; and her sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Vince DeSanctis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister (Rose), one son (Roger), one daughter-in-law (Gloria), and two sons-in-law (Julian and Daniel).
Services will be held at a future date in her home state of Pennsylvania.