Joyce M. McLaughlin

Joyce M. McLaughlin


Joyce Marilyn McLaughlin, 82, of Cross Junction, Va., died Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The Willows of Meadow Branch in Winchester, Va.

Born September 9, 1937 in Long Branch, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Anthony “Tony” and Joan Napoli Torchia.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winchester and attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs.

She graduated from St. Rose High School in Belmar, N.J. and earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching from Immaculata College in Philadelphia, Pa.

She taught at Oakhurst Elementary, Oakhurst.

She liked cooking, traveling and golf.

She is survived by her children, Kira McLaughlin, Winchester and Dr. Kevin McLaughlin, Berkeley Springs; one brother, Joseph Torchia, Manchester, N.J.; three grandchildren, Colin McLaughlin, Katherine McLaughlin and Erin McLaughlin all of Berkeley Springs and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward McLaughlin on February 13, 2012.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 9 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Liberty and S. Washington streets, Berkeley Springs. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 122 S. High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501.

Arrangements are being handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs.