Dolores M. McLaine, 88, of Dunmore, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at St. Mary's Villa Residence, Elmhurst. She was the widow of Quentin "Buddy" F. McLaine, who died Sept. 22, 1999. The couple had been married for more than 53 years.
Dolores was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Dunmore and was the daughter of the late James C. and Theresa "Tessie" Mullen Gaughan. A lifelong Dunmore resident, she was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School and, before retiring, had been employed at Kings Department Store, Dunmore, as a sales associate in the jewelry department.
Dolores was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid bingo player, seamstress, talented artist and baker, who loved music and was a gifted singer. In later years, she enjoyed her many trips to Atlantic City. She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her bedside.
The entire McLaine family would like to express its appreciation to the staff of St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home for the kind and compassionate care provided to Dolores during her stay.
Surviving are two sons, Paul Q. McLaine and wife, Katie, Easton; and James McLaine, Dunmore; three daughters, Eileen Mallas and husband, Thomas, Jessup; Ann Boland and husband, James, Dunmore; and Marion Nole and husband, Michael, Bethlehem Twp ; a daughter-in-law, Judy McLaine, Justus; a sister-in-law, Grace Gaughan, Pittston; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by sisters, Mary Murphy and Roseann Kelleher; and a brother, James "Bog" Gaughan.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Morell-LaBelle Funeral Home, 301 Chestnut St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 322 Chestnut St., Dunmore, to be celebrated by the Rev. Philip A. Altavilla. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home, 675 St. Mary's Villa Road, Moscow, PA 18444