Catherine L. O'Loughlin


MIDDLETOWN — Catherine Lillian O'Loughlin, 84, of Portsmouth, died on Thursday, June 27, at Charlton Memorial Hospital Fall River, Mass. Born in Tewksbury, Mass., the daughter of Hugh and Catherine (Greene) Smith on May 31, 1929, she graduated from St. Catherine’s Academy and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School.

The wife of Francis Anthony O’Loughlin for 64 years, O'Loughlin is survived by her nine children and their spouses: Nancy and Bruce Filgate, Father Francis O’Loughlin, Thomas and Kirstien O’Loughlin, Edward and Elise O’Loughlin, Michael O’Loughlin, Joseph and Elisabeth O’Loughlin, Kathleen and Kevin Kendrick, Timothy and Jamie O’Loughlin, and George and Lareal O’Loughlin.

She was also the proud grandmother of 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by five brothers and three sisters, Hugh, George, James, Joseph, and Eugene Smith, Eileen Lemoi, Margaret Svendsen, and Patricia Kane. O’Loughlin was predeceased by her sister, Betty Lamb.

A funeral Mass was held on Monday, July 1 at the Church of Jesus Saviour in Newport with burial in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.