Vail Daily obituary: Katherine Laughlin, 1923-2016 |

Vail Daily obituary: Katherine Laughlin, 1923-2016

Katherine Laughlin died peacefully on May 16 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born Katherine Agnes Buckman to Ignatius Buckman Jr. and Dorothy Weierich in 1923 in New York City. In 1944 she married Donald James Laughlin. She worked for AT&T from 1942 until retirement in 1987. She and her three sisters, Dorothy Dobbyn, Marion Heckel and Jean Holden enjoyed many travel adventures together. She loved to swim and read.

Surviving her are son Donald (Marion); sister Jean Holden; grandsons Kenneth (Betsy) and Stephen (Julie); great-granddaughters Moira and Zoe; and great-grandsons Syrus and Liam; along with nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass was June 3 at Saint Ignatius in Hicksville, New York.

If you knew Kay, then please join us for a memorial Mass on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Eagle. Refreshments will follow in the church basement.

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