SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Robert P. McLaughlin, 97, died Jan. 7, 2018 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born on Dec. 7, 1920 in Bennington, Vt. the son of William and Mary (Parker) McLaughlin. He received his education in Vermont, Maine, Boston College, and the University of Vermont. A World War II veteran, he was a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He married Alison Hayes in Bennington on May 25, 1943.
He had been employed at Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield, Vt. and retired from teaching at Springfield High School in 1983.
Survivors include his children Barbara Mahoney, Mary Anne Amsden, and her husband Dick all of Springfield, Vt.; Robert McLaughlin Jr. and his wife Patsy of Essex Jct., Vt.; grandchildren David Mahoney Jr., his wife Christine and children Brigid and Sean; Heather Hamilton, her husband Benji, step-son Chase; Timothy McLaughlin his wife Julie, son Owen; Sarah McLaughlin and Ryan Controvillas; his wife Barbara Litchfield; and caregivers Paul Litchfield; and Bonnie Sue Munson.
He was predeceased by his wife in 1992, his parents, and brother James McLaughlin.
There will be no calling hours or service. Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. is assisting with arrangements.