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Pamela McLaughlin

January 1, 1955 — April 3, 2024

North Lawrence - With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Pamela M. McLaughlin, "Toppy," a beloved member of the North Lawrence community. Pam passed away peacefully on April 3, 2024, surrounded by her family at the Canton Potsdam Hospital.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop where services will be held Saturday April 6th. Visitation will be from 2 - 3 pm with a prayer service being offered at 3PM. A private burial will take place at Mound Hill Cemetery in Nicholville.

Toppy was a New Years baby being the first baby born in Franklin County on January 1, 1955, to the late Kenneth and Catherine (St. Hilaire) Sweet. She graduated from St. Lawrence Central High School and on November 10, 1973, Pam was married to Robin James McLaughlin.

A dedicated homemaker, Pam found joy in caring for her family and creating a welcoming environment for all who visited her home.

She was fondly referred to as the "Card Lady," as she had a special tradition of sending greeting cards to her family for every occasion, spreading love and cheer through thoughtful gestures.

Pam enjoyed tea on Tuesdays and lunching with her girlfriends.

She was actively involved in the Lawrenceville Ladies Auxiliary, the St. Lawrence Altar Rosary Society, and the Parish Council, demonstrating her commitment to serving her community and her faith.

Pam is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robin; two sons Aron McLaughlin and his companion KC Saint of Brasher Falls, and John T. and Alicia McLaughlin of Hudson Falls; grandson Aidan McLaughlin of Hudson Falls; sister Patti Drake of Nicholville; many nieces, nephews, and cousins and friends.

Always close to Pam's heart is the memory of her son Luke McLaughlin who passed away on July 11, 2004.

Her siblings James Sweet, Erma Michaud, Donna Lalonde, Donald "Norkey" Sweet, and Jeffrey Sweet predecease Toppy.

Pamela leaves behind a legacy and may she rest in peace, forever in our hearts.

Flowers are respectfully declined. Memorial contributions in Pam's honor can be made to Tri- Town Rescue Squad or the Lawrenceville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. 

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

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