Freida J. McLaughlin, 76, of Mountain Home, passed away on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at her home.
Burial will be held at South Levant Cemetery in Levant, Maine. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Freida was born on Jan. 29, 1934, in Charleston, Maine, the daughter of Frederick and Beryl Clement. She graduated from Higgins Classical Institute
in 1952 and attended the University of Maine, majoring in civil engineering.
Freida married Robert Lyford McLaughlin of Levant, Maine, in Burtonwood, England, on Aug. 6, 1954. They resided in Walpole, Mass., for 35 years.
They resided in Mountain Home in the early 1960s and then returned in 1997.
She was a retired sales manager of 17 years for Sears & Roebuck in Dedham, Masss.
Freida enjoyed family, friends, travel, sewing, playing cards and dancing.
Freida is survived by two children, Joanne C. and her husband, Glenn Scott, of Somersworth, N.H., and Robert James and his wife, Jayne McLaughlin, of Vienna, Va., her sisters, Ada Nason of Washington, N.H., Beverly and her husband, James Woody, of Marion, N.C., Paula Clement Smith of Charleston, Maine, Joan Clement of Micco, Fla., brothers Theron Clement, George Clement and Kimberly Clement, all of Charleston, Maine, and James Clement of Linneus, Maine, grandchildren Matthew Jordan and his fiancée, Courtney Evans, Jessalyn and her husband, John Simms, Patrick J.M. McLaughlin, Geoffry C.M. McLaughlin and great-grandson Parker L. Simms.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and companion Anthony Bettencourt.