Marjorie H. McLaughlin

Age 93, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Born in Wilmington, Marjorie was the daughter of the late Earl and Helen (Bachman) Shortt.  She was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School. She was a life member of Christ Our King Church where she was married to her husband, Thomas J. McLaughlin, Sr. in 1947 and who predeceased her in 2011.

She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Margie Tucker and her husband, John of Wilmington, Eileen Vavala and her husband, Bruce, of Dewey Beach, and Anne McLaughlin of Wilmington; and her sons, Brian and his wife Suzanne, Thomas “T.J.”, Jr. and Mark McLaughlin, all of Wilmington. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Shannon, Megan, Krissy, Joey and Ryan and great grandchildren, Jack, Zoe, Sadie, Lila and Tommy; and her sister Joan Bachman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 13th at 12 noon at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Cedar and Clayton Streets, Wilmington, where friends and family are invited to visitation after 10 AM.  Burial will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Elizabeth High School, 1500 Cedar St., Wilmington, DE 19805 and/or Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19802.  Condolences may be made at


Submitted by A. Marie Casey on
Heartfelt Condolence to the Family of Marjorie McLaughlin, There are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death. I find comfort in knowing death was not God’s purpose for mankind and his purpose has not changed. God’s word is clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8). Further, recorded at Isaiah 26:19 , “Your dead will live....the earth will let those powerless in death come to life”. It is comforting to know that the grief and sorrow we experience is temporary. (Revelation 21:4) Jesus spoke of the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), was himself resurrected by his Father and he performed many miracles. All such miraculous events, including resurrections, took place on earth giving us a precious glimpse of what is to come! (Acts 24:15) Until his promises are fulfilled, may Jehovah God continue to bless those who knew Mrs. McLaughlin in the days ahead.....

Submitted by Olivia on
I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing more painful in this world than losing your loved one. I would like to share an encouraging massage in the book of Revelation 21:4. It says ''And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.''please read this accompanied with your Bible. I hope this message gives you courage, hope and peace that you deserve in this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Gail and Jack Neylan on
Aunt Margie's twinkle in her eye and love of a family gathering ...and party will be missed. Jack has shared so many fond memories of her when he was a child then student at Salesianum. She was always so kind to me, Rest in peace Aunt Margie.

Submitted by Esther on
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that John 5:28, 29 promises us of a resurrection where all those in memorial tomb will hear Jesus' voice and come out. In the mean time, may you find strength in the coming difficult days, weeks and months ahead. "A mother's love is a special gift that will live forever in the hears of her children"

Submitted by Marsha Atkison on
Dear Margie, Eileen, Brian, TJ, Anne, and Mark, I have the fondest memories of both your mom and dad from 29th Street. I have thought of your family often. I remember stopping by your house and chatting with your mom as she sat on the front porch. She was a kind lady and I love remembering her friendship with my mom and the great comeraderie we shared growing up on 29th Street. I send my love and sympathy, Marsha Cohen Atkison from 29th Street

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My Deepest Condolences go out to the McLaughlin family, I hope you find comfort in these words, "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. Trust in Jehovah's promise of the resurrection hope.