Carol McLaughlin, 68, of Hickory Township, Forest County, Pa., died Sunday morning, October 13, 2013 at her home after an extended illness. She was born in Kane, Pa., June 26, 1945, a daughter of the late Samuel and Alice Haight Gerarge and had lived in the Tionesta area since 1967. She was a member of Saint Anthony Roman Catholic Church of Tionesta and the Pequignot/Yeager VFW Post 8803 Auxillary of Tidioute.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Eric McLaughlin, a brother Samuel Gerarge, two step sisters; Gertrude Fox and Bertha Duke and a step brother Gerald Holmes.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Daniel P. McLaughlin, a daughter, Mrs. Russell, (Rebecca) Laubach, Mars, Pa., and a son Christopher and his wife Melanie McLaughlin of Tidioute. She is also survived five Grand Daughters; Erica, Erin & Chloe McLaughlin, Morgan and Paige Laubach, one grandson Daniel McLaughlin, and by a step sister, Hazel Beane in Tennessee.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later time in Saint Anthony Roman Catholic Church, Tionesta, Pa.
The date and time of the Funeral Mass will be announced by the James M. Higgins Funeral Home, of Tidioute, Pa.