1910 – 1974 (September 6)
John E. McLaughlin was born in Malden, Massachusetts, on January 24, 1910. After making his novitiate at New Hamburg, New York, he was professed on September 10, 1929. He studied at Villanova and Washington, DC, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 9, 1936.
Father McLaughlin taught at Saint Rita High School in Chicago, Illinois, from 1937 to 1942. He was then named Rector of Postulants at Saint Monica's in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and in 1949 he became the first Novice Master of the Midwestern Province. He remained in Oconomowoc until 1956 when he became Principal of Saint Rita High School in Chicago.
In 1962 Father returned to formation work as Mastor of Professed at Augustinian Academy in Saint Louis, Missouri. He held this same position at Tolentine College from 1963 to 1965. From 1965 to 1967 he was Principal of Austin Preparatory in Detroit, Michigan. He then became pastor of Saint Clare's Parish in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, until 1973. In 1973, he retired because of a heart condition and after spending a year recovering at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, he returned to Tolentine Center, Olympia Fields, Illinois, where he remained until the time of his death in 1974.
Father McLaughlin is buried in the Augustinian plot at Saint Lawrence, MA.