In Memory: Feb. 27

William S. McLaughlin, 82, Vero Beach

William S. McLaughlin, 82, of Vero Beach, and Naples, Maine, formerly of Wayland, Mass., and Southboro, Mass., died Feb. 21, 2020. He was born in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 12, 1937, the son of Dorothy E. (Butterworth) and William V. McLaughlin.

He graduated from Peters High School in Southboro, Mass., in 1956, attended Indiana University and graduated from Bentley University in 1963.

After a long career in banking, he retired as an Executive Vice President of Shawmut National Bank of Boston, N.A. in 1993. He was responsible for the Corporate Banking Group overseeing several divisions and subsidiaries.

In 1996, he became co-owner and Chief Executive Officer of East Coast Aero Tech in Bedford, Mass. The aviation maintenance school, after being successfully revitalized, was sold to Corinthian Colleges, Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif., in 2003.

He was predeceased by his wife, Carole R. Mc Laughlin; and brothers, Lawrence G. McLaughlin and Richard E. McLaughlin.

He leaves his loving companion and friend, Janice M. Harrington; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at a future date at Rural Cemetery, 147 Cordaville Road, Route 85, Southboro, MA.

Donations in his memory may be made to The William S. McLaughlin Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund at Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA.

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