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Margaret Mary (Blanche) McLaughlin, 87, of Royersford, formerly of Audubon, wife of the late Ralph E. McLaughlin, passed away on Saturday at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown.

Born in Plymouth Twp., Montgomery, Co., she was the daughter of the late Timothy L. and Mary (Heebner) Blanche.

Margaret was a former member of ST. Teresa of Avila RC Church in Betzwood. She received her LPN license at Sacred Heart Hospital and worked for the Norristown State Hospital for 36 years, retiring in 1991. She was the former treasurer and past president of the Norristown chapter of the LPN Association. Margaret enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and going to Somers Point in NJ during the summer.

Surviving is son Gregory R. McLaughlin, husband of Paula; daughter Colleen M. Madden, wife of Gerard; sisters Eleanor Schaffer and Patricia Hennessy; grandchildren Wendi Pratt, Erin Deiter, Alison Frees, and Timothy McLaughlin; and 8 great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by 2 brothers and 1 sister.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 3, 10:30AM at Holy Trinity RC Church, 219 Dayton Street, Phoenixville, with Fr. Brian Hennessy officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, 7:00PM to 8:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford and on Friday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the Church. Entombment will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories Mausoleum.

Memorial donations may be made in Margaret’s name to Riverview Adult Day Service, 1600 Black Rock Road, Royersford, PA 19468.

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