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“Ann Marie and I worked together at the Waltham Hospital for many years, I for Dr. Sami Daoud and Annie directing our calls throughout the years. Her...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Toni Dow - Sumner, ME

“Dear Ann, Peggy, John, Jimmy, So sorry, just learned about your Mom's passing. She has been in my thoughts and prayers all these years. Fondest...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Hughes - Adams, MA - Friend

“Peggy and family,I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers for you and your family. Cindy Laggis ”
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“Dear Ann, Peggy, Johnny, & Jimmy,So sorry, just learned about your Mom's passing; she will be sorely missed. Your Mom was kind and supportive;...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Beth Furman Cormier - Worcester, MA

“Our Condolences! From the MacDonald(Robert Sr.)Family. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Dan MacDonald - MA - Acquaintance

“Dear Annie, Peggy, Jim & John, I wish to express my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother. I have many fond memories of her. She will be...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Adrianne Faggas - Watertown, MA

“Mrs. McLaughlin (could never get used to calling her Ann).So many wonderful childhood memories together. Her wonderful crepes, and German Torte she...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: karen samaras - olympia, WA

“Dear Ann,Peggy,John,Jimmy & FamilyI heard that your mother passed away and want to tell you that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time as...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Furman - Waltham, MA

“Could use so many words to describe such a lovely, warm-hearted lady...always ready with a helping hand, a smile, a hug, generous and kind. Devoted...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Gail and Bob Niemyski - NC

“Annie, Peg, John and Jim .......My deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your Mom. I'll always remember her as the sweet, kind woman...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Maher - Maynard, MA - Friend


Waltham – Mrs. Ann Marie (Karl) McLaughlin, of Waltham, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Wingate of Weston. She was 87.

Ann Marie was born on February 16, 1930 in Munich, Germany, a daughter of the late Lorenz and Franceska (Gallant) Karl. She emigrated to the United States in 1953 and two years later married Brighton native James A. McLaughlin at Saint Margaret's Church in Randolph. After living in Dorchester for a time the pair moved to Waltham in 1957 where they raised their family.

Jim and Ann Marie had thirty-four happy years together before Jim's death on August 18, 1989.

Until her retirement Ann Marie worked as a secretary for Dr. Swati Chockaling, a Waltham physician. Before that she worked for twenty-five years as a switchboard operator at Waltham Hospital.

Throughout her life she and her large extended family in Germany spent many happy summers exchanging visits to Europe or to America.

She leaves her children, Ann Marie McLaughlin of Westford, Margaret F. Devine and her husband, John, of Lynn, John L. McLaughlin and James A. McLaughlin and his wife, Kelly, all of Waltham; her grandchildren, Andrew and Kathryn Devine and Jillian and Sean McLaughlin; her sister, Bettina Haussler of Munich, Germany and many nieces and nephews.

Ann Marie was also a sister of the late Wilhelm, Lawrence and Franz Karl, Elli Wüst and Franceska Küntz.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ann Marie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, October 11th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Jude School, 175 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453.