March 3rd, 2023
Thomas V. McLaughlin, Jr.,81, passed away on March 2nd at Chester County Hospital. He was born in Chester and raised in Marcus Hook. Tommy was a graduate of St. James High School with the class of 1960. He owned and operated Lefty’s Bar in Marcus Hook. Tommy was a veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Philadelphia/Oakland A’s. He was also a multi-sport athlete throughout his life and was scouted by the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization. He played on several softball teams, and later enjoyed watching softball games at the fields in Marcus Hook. Tommy was a member of the American Legion post 660 and the Marcus Hook Old Timer’s Association and was awarded their Man of the Year Award.
He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Rita McLaughlin; brother-in-law, Thomas Coyle; sister, Theresa Leonetti.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rosemary McLaughlin; Children, Shawn McLaughlin (Kieran McMahon), Erin McLaughlin (Pearse McAleese), Thomas V. McLaughlin, III, Shannon McLaughlin, and Brian McLaughlin; grandchildren, Niamh McLaughlin-McAleese, Tara McMahon, Aidan McLaughlin, Aine McLaughlin-McAleese, Sean McLaughlin-McAleese, Kathleen McMahon, Roisin McLaughlin-McAleese, Caitlyn Mclaughlin-Gomez; siblings, Mary Coyle, Anita Kennedy and Joseph McLaughlin.
His funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 7th at 11am at St. Mary Magdalene Church 2400 N. Providence Rd. Media, Pa 19063. Friends and family are invited for visitation from 9:30-11am in Church. Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at https://give2.chop.edu/
For those family and friends who are not able to attend Mass, but would like to connect via live stream, please use the link below which will become active around 10:50am for words of remembrance before the start of Mass.
Deepest condolences and sympathies to Tommy’s family and friends. He was a friend and competitor, who was always there with a laugh & smile. May the precious memories of happier times give comfort and happiness during this time of sadness. Peace
I wish to send my condolences to the McLaughlin family. I am deeply saddened by the loss of a truly great man I ever had the pleasure of calling my dear friend. You will be missed my friend may you rest in paradise now.
I didn’t just lose a friend, I lost a brother.
Sending my love to the entire McLaughlin family in their time of loss. Tom was a great man and he will be missed by so many.
We were saddened to hear of Tommy’s passing. He was a great man. Always willing to help those in need. It was our privilege to know him and call him our friend. May you find peace during the difficult times ahead. He will forever be in our hearts. RIP Mike and Kate McMullan
Tom was born into a great Family ! Tom was a wonderfully good Man ! May He rest in the Peace of His Lord & Savior Jesus Christ ! Condolences to His Family
On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association and his 1960 classmates, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. The Alumni Association will remember Thomas at their Memorial Mass. May he rest in peace!
May the lord give you strength in this moments of mourn. O can’t imagine the the pain you going through but God with infinite love will give you peace that will prevail in your heart. I wish nothing but love and peace during this hard moments and may this unify the family,
God Bless you
Please know that we are all thinking of you. Though it may be hard to feel in the midst of such pain, please know that you are surrounded by love and support. We will all miss Tommy enormously. I Sheeky, Brian and I have been holding you close in our thoughts since hearing of your loss.
Tommy was one of the most selfless men I have ever met. He would give you the shirt off his back. I can’t count how many people he helped out including myself. The world lost a great man. R.I.P my friend. My deepest condolences to the McLaughlin family and to all the friends that will miss him.
What a great Man. He will be missed. He had a great heart for understanding. A loving family what could be better than. May peace be with him and his family. Always in my thoughts. Throughout the rest of my life.