Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Judith “Judy” Gorgoglione McLaughlin

“Family … where life begins and love never ends.” Our family is sad to announce the death of our heart, the center of our world. Judith “Judy” Marie Gorgoglione McLaughlin, 74, was born on March 30, 1943 and died on November 27, 2017 following a long, brave battle with lung cancer. Judith was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts and lived in Webster until she and her husband moved to Stanfield, North Carolina in 1993. Though she missed her family and friends, she never missed the snow!

Judith’s favorite role in life was that of a mother, Grammy and even a great Grammy. She has four children – Cheryl, Billy, Shanon and Jamie and one stepdaughter, Cheryl who gave her nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Raising, loving, providing for and protecting them was her primary role in life.

Judith loved to bowl, to garden and to camp. She also loved spending time just laughing with her family and enjoying time with them. Judith bowled with the Swinging Seniors in Matthews. She also loved to travel. Recently she was able to achieve a lifelong dream and visit her family’s home country of Italy.

Judith is survived by her husband Gerald “Jerry” McLaughlin who stood faithfully beside her during this battle. She is also survived by her four children and their spouses: Cheryl and Warren Brown, William “Billy” and Nancy McLaughlin, Shanon and Brandi Gonzales and Jamie and Debbie McLaughlin as well her stepdaughter Cheryl and her husband Scott Grehoski. She is also survived by her three siblings Patricia Wassel, Elaine Sarsfield and Vincent Gorgoglione Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents Vincent and Mary Gorgoglione Sr.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the care provided by Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County in her final days. In addition we cannot express enough how much the calls, visits, hugs, shared tears and prayers meant to her and to all of us.

Please join us in celebrating Judith’s life on Thursday November 30, 2017 at 11 AM at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 PM to 8 PM at Stanly Funeral Care & Cremation Care.

Memorials may be made to Levine Cancer Institute, 208 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203.


  • Beverly Coleman Posted November 28, 2017 3:30 pm

    Shanon I am soo sorry for your loss. I’m sending a warm hugs to you and yours. Your Mom had to have been a wonderful person cause from knowing you I’ve experienced such a kind and loving person. May the God of comfort gives you and yours the strength to endure. I love you……. Beverly

  • Ginny Posted November 28, 2017 4:18 pm

    Cheryl, Life is not the same when you lose your Mom. I am sure you are glad that there is no more suffering. I will keep all of your family in my prayers and may God hold you and yours in the palm of His hand

  • Joy & Leanne Posted November 28, 2017 4:26 pm

    Shanon, so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know this must be a time of great grief for you. I am glad Brandi and the girls will lift your spirits and help you through. Love Joy & Leanne

  • Karen Grehoski Posted November 28, 2017 6:09 pm

    Fly with the Angels Judy!
    Jerry, Cheryl and family I’m so sorry for your loss, Judy is no longer in pain and will always be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you Sis and you know I’m here if you need me.

  • Dennis & Dottie Posted November 28, 2017 6:44 pm

    Judy will away’s be in our thoughts and our hearts she was much much more then our friend she was like my sister. She was and will away be famliy.We have been in each others life for 40 years and we are so thank we found each other and to Jerry & famliy I wish we were there for you .We are so sorry Judy is gone . She was a fighter. We love all of you and thinking of you . LOVE YOU ALL Dennis & Dottie

  • Susan & Colleen Thomson Posted November 28, 2017 7:32 pm

    Cousin Jerry & Family
    We are so very sorry for your loss please know if we were closer we would be by your side but you will be in our hearts through this difficult time. We love you all
    Sue & Colleen

  • Donna Colleton Posted November 28, 2017 8:44 pm

    Elaine, Alan, Sheila, Mr & Mrs Pau Sarsfield &Family, Michael, Steve, Thinking of you all a loss
    is a very hard thing to deal with and Zack and My thought are with all of you.
    Love and Miss you all

  • Linda Posted November 28, 2017 11:18 pm

    Dear Gerald n family, Wassel’s, family, Elaine’s family n Vinny’s family ..I’m so sorry for the loss of my cousin Judy who was full of <3 I remember growing up going to her birthday partys when I was little and growing up..I was 3 months older then her..every time we have family gather with the Gorgoglione's we hung around together..also the way she loves her children..she was a good mom..I will never forget her..she has been on mind ..All we can do is look forward to the future.. John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. KJV <3 Cousin Linda L. Gorgoglione Dumoulin n family <3

  • Marilynne Posted November 29, 2017 1:46 pm

    To Judy’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. May Judy Rest In Peace and the Lord hold your hands through this time of sorrow.

  • Jack and Marina Santaniello Posted November 29, 2017 2:28 pm

    Cousin Judy, we will miss you, your constant positive attitude, your ever smiling personality, and being more than a cousin to us.
    Jerry, we are with you. Know that Judith no longer has stress, anxiety, or fear of anything. She is in heaven with her parents, and they are smiling down upon us.

  • Kathy (Malone) Eager Posted November 29, 2017 5:06 pm

    Patty, Elaine and Vinny, sorry to hear of Judy’s passing and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Grace M Zingarelli Posted November 29, 2017 6:27 pm

    Dear Jerry and family, I was so sorry to learn of Judy’s passing. During part of my childhood, Judy was like a big sister to me. May she rest in peace and be free of pain now. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Robert Gorgoglione Posted December 2, 2017 5:05 am

    My family and I want all of you to know that we are with you during this difficult time. Please know that Judy is not dead, just gone home. Also, we will all be together again some day and that day isn’t far away; then, we will never be separated again. “Death” isn’t the end, but the beginning of the next life; we look forward to that. We wish you well; Judy is, for the first time in along time.

  • Vince Wassel Posted December 5, 2017 10:56 am

    Diane, Anthony, Ashley and I have you in our thoughts and prayers.

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