Ada McLaughlin

Obituary of Ada McLaughlin

Ada Theresa (Buccelli) McLaughlin, a woman devoted to her family and her faith, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Saturday morning, August 18, 2018. Ada would have celebrated her 90th birthday on August 29th.

Ada was born in Boston. She was one of five children born to Italian Immigrants the late Isidore and Domenica Buccelli. She was raised in Dorchester and attended St. John’s elementary school and Jeremiah E Burke High School, which at the time was an all-girl high school. Ada loved to dance and would meet her future husband George at a dance at Mosley’s Dance Hall. Dancing would become a very important part of their lives. They married on September 9, 1961 at St. Peter’s Church in Dorchester. Ada and George would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this year.

Ada was a city girl but her husband George moved her to the country as they settled in George’s home town of Woburn where they would raise their two children and become part of the community. Ada was a stay at home mom but once George and Linda where out of school she went to work at Lytron Corp. in Woburn as a Computer Programmer. She retired with over 20 years of service to the company.

Ada was a devout Catholic and her faith was an important part of her life. She was a longtime parishioner at St. Anthony’s Church in Woburn. She attended the 9 a.m. daily Mass. At the conclusion of the daily Mass Ada would lead her fellow parishioners in the Rosary. She was also a Eucharistic Minister at St. Anthony’s.

Ada and George enjoyed traveling and took “road trips” to such destinations as Gettysburg, Hershey Pennsylvania and Nova Scotia Canada. She loved to garden and took pride in her vegetable and flower garden.

Ada and George loved to dance. They enjoyed square dancing at various music clubs throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They were members of the Baldwin Apple Squares Club at the Woburn Senior Center. Ada and George also had a passion for ballroom dancing and were dancing together as recently as four months ago before Ada’s health began to decline. They loved dancing so much so that George taught line dancing every Tuesday at the Senior Center with Ada right at his side helping with the lessons.

Ada was a supportive and loving mom. When George and Linda were younger she volunteered at their schools. She was a lunch monitor and helped in the library. She was there for all their sport activities and with both her children excelling in track, never missed a meet. Ada was a terrific grandmother and was proud of all of their accomplishments. She was most especially proud to see her granddaughter Shavonne serve her country in the United States Navy. Ada was blessed to see the birth of her first great grandchild Amelia.

Ada lived her life filled with love of family and a deep Christian faith. She will be remembered for her strength, humor, kindness and generosity.

Ada was the beloved wife of George A. McLaughlin. She was the loving mother of George McLaughlin of Woburn and Linda LaFauci & her husband Hugo of Chelmsford. Proud grandmother of Natassia LaFauci, Domenic LaFauci & his wife Michelle and Shavonne LaFauci of the United States Navy. Great grandmother of Amelia. Sister of the late Joanne DeFranco, John Buccelli, Eddie Venteroso & Irma Saia. Sister-in-law of Beverly McLaughlin of Woburn and the late Leo & Theresa McLaughlin of Burlington Lillian Pentland of Tyngsboro , Jake McLaughlin of Woburn and Bernard "e;Butch"e; & his wife Elsie McLaughlin of Burlington. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main St. Woburn at 9 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. Memorials in Ada’s name may be made the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School St. Woburn, MA 01801.

Share Your Memory of
Ada