Sister Margaret Rose McLaughlin, D.C.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Margaret Rose McLaughlin, D.C., was celebrated Nov. 5, 2015, at DePaul House Chapel in Albany, N.Y. Burial followed at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, N.Y. Sister Margaret Rose died Oct. 30, 2015, at St. Louise Residence in Albany. She was 91 years of age and 70 years vocation as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
Born in Dorchester, Mass., Dec. 6, 1923, Sister Margaret Rose was one of three children born to Joseph A. and Jane (Martin) McLaughlin. Sister graduated from St. John’s High School in Cambridge, Mass., in 1941 and entered the Daughters of Charity in August 1945.
Sister Margaret Rose earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secretarial Science from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Md., in 1962, and her Master of Arts degree in Business Education from The Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1975.
After initial formation, Sister Margaret Rose served at St. John’s School in Albany (1946—1957); Our Lady of Lourdes School in Utica, N.Y. (1957—1961); St. Martin’s School in Baltimore, Md. (1962—1963); Norfolk Catholic High School in Norfolk, Va. (1963—1965); Pius X School in Greensboro, N.C., where she served as the Local Community Superior (1965—1966); St. Charles School in Baltimore, where she served as the Local Community Superior (1966—1969); St. Catherine Labouré in Harrisburg, Penn., where Sister served as the Local Community Superior (1969—1971); McCloskey High School in Albany (1971—1977); DePaul Provincial House in Albany where she served as Secretary to the Director (1977—1982); St. Mark’s School in Harlem, N.Y., where Sister served as the Local Community Superior (1982—1994); St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Emmitsburg, where she served as a Docent at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1994—1995); DePaul Provincial House in Albany, where Sister served as Secretary and Sacristan (1995—2000); Rosalie Rendu House in Niagara Falls, N.Y., where Sister served as the Local Community Superior (2000—2006); and St. Louise House in Albany where Sister entered the Ministry of Prayer in 2006 and continued in this ministry until the time of her death.
Sister Margaret Rose was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She is survived by her cousin, James McLaughlin of Michigan; her Sisters in Community; and many friends.