Elizabeth Louise McLaughlin, Born May 25th, 1947 Winthrop Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on January 22nd, 2020, in her 72nd year. Elizabeth is predeceased by her parents Margaret & Walter McLaughlin and brother Joseph McLaughlin.
Elizabeth grew up on Cottage Park Road in Winthrop, MA. She is survived by her sons and their spouses, Scott Breault & Allison Bert of Swampscott MA, Mark Breault & Melissa Kahnert of Oakville Ontario, Darren Breault & Kimberly Breault of Ashland MA. She is also survived by her wonderful sisters Barbara Ryder of Saugus MA, Marilyn Williams & her husband Roger of San Antonio Texas, Kathy Burnham & her husband Michael of Newport Vermont. She has ten grandchildren who will miss her dearly, Celina, Gabriella, Lucas Alexander Wyatt, Griffin, Aidan, Ava, Grayson, and Jacob. Elizabeth has many nieces and nephews, who also loved her. What is remarkable is her continuous effort to stay in contact with them despite being spread out across the country. Elizabeth will be missed by her colleagues at Microsurgical Eye Consultants, where she was employed for many years until her passing. Elizabeth still had childhood friends whom she would meet up with regularly for coffee and friends from a different chapter of her life when she resided in Florida that she cherished and will miss her smile and friendship.
Elizabeth's early life was full of adventure, she enjoyed the beach during summer holidays, meeting up with her girlfriends for a night out and of course fashion, she loved to dress up and go out on the town. Elizabeth graduated in 1966 from Winthrop High School. Shortly after graduation, she met Dennis Breault of East Boston and was married. They had three sons and later divorced, although they remained close friends. Elizabeth was a devoted mom who loved her sons dearly, and she would make it a point to let everyone know how proud she was. For those who were fortunate enough to have known Elizabeth knew she was special and how lucky they were to be part of her life. Her love of her friends and family was unconditional. Elizabeth would attend birthdays and special celebrations for her sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. She made herself available for all the special times in their lives. She had the uncanny knack of making you feel special; she was a great listener and never passed judgment.
When Elizabeth was in her 30s, she started road racing, and after months of training, she completed the Bonnie Bell Mini Marathon. We were so proud of her since she had never participated in competitive sports before this. Elizabeth was also an avid traveler. Her son Scott planned a surprise trip to Ireland, where they would spend two weeks traveling the Irish countryside. Needless to say, she was over the moon to experience Europe with her son and the triplets. She also enjoyed cruises, and as fortune has it, she recently returned from a two-week cruise shortly before her passing.
"Dear mom, may the sun shine down upon you like a beacon of light. May you soar above the clouds, fly high mom — your soul is free. Dear beautiful mom, you are already missed dearly, where did the time go, we were once little children attached to your hip. Where mom, did the time go. We didn't have a chance to say a proper goodbye as we always had. You were taken so early from this earth, God must have needed you for his work. Mom, we will look for signs that you are near, Rest in Peace mom Rest in Peace.”
Church service will be held at 10:00 AM February 8th, 2020, St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop MA 02152. Reception to follow, The Winthrop Arms, 130 Grovers Avenue, Winthrop MA 02152.
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