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Nancy McLaughlin

January 29, 1928 - June 25, 2017

Visitation - Thursday

July 06, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Prayer Service - Thursday

July 06, 2017
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Friday

July 07, 2017
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Nancy McLaughlin

January 29, 1928 - June 25, 2017


Nancy C. McLaughlin, 89, passed away Sunday evening June 25, 2017 at Moran Vista Senior Living in Spokane, WA surrounded by her family. She is survived by her brother, John Michael Nilles, and her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Nilles; three children: John McLaughlin of Fargo, Madeleine (Michael) Ross of Spokane, WA, and Barry (Teresa) McLaughlin of Anchorage, AK; Seven grandchildren: Christina (Steve) Olson, Matthew (Bianne) Ross, Raymond and Jonathan Ross, Jacob, Luke and Anna McLaughlin; 5 great-grandchildren: Madeleine, Olivia and Isabelle Olson, Evelyn and Andrew Ross. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, her brother, William Nilles, sister-in-law Mary (McLaughlin) Dwyer, and brother-in-law Brother John McLaughlin, CSC.

Born on January 29, 1928 in Langdon, ND, Nancy was the daughter of John J. Nilles and Isabel (O’Neil). Nancy was raised in Fargo and attended St. Anthony’s grade school. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy (Shanley). Nancy attended St. Catherine’s College in St. Paul, MN her freshmen year, transferring to NDSU in Fargo where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. Her mother said she “could sew like the wind!” Nancy met her husband, Raymond McLaughlin, during High School and they married on January 28, 1950. Nancy created and sewed her own elegant velvet wedding dress. She was on the building committee for the new Nativity Church. Nancy and Ray shared a passion for the Opera. Nancy was always openhearted, and her greatest love was to spend time with family and friends. She was beauty and grace inside and out.

“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”
Proverbs 31:28

The funeral will be 11:00 AM, July 7, 2017 at Nativity Church, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.

The prayer service will be July 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM (with visitation at 6:00 PM) at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.


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8 responses to “Nancy McLaughlin”

  1. Margaret Fitzgerald says:

    On behalf of the College of Human Development and Education (formerly called Home Economics) at NDSU, I wish to extend our sympathy to Nancy’s family and friends.

  2. Rebecca Anderson says:

    The McLaughlin’s, Nancy & Ray use to come into the clinic for Ray’s appointments while I worked at the then, Meritcare Health Systems. I will always remember them as such a sweet couple, but Nancy, she was such a gem! This grandmother, mother, wife was so beautifully elegant to me. She was the epitome of a lady in my mind. I never knew her other than the visits and registering them in the front lobby, but I will always remember her pose, she reminded me of Princess Grace. RIP Nancy and Ray

  3. dick alsop says:

    Sorry to hear of nancys passing. She was always such a lady.

  4. Bro. Howard Metz says:

    My relatives and I will always remember the fun days at Star Lake and the times Nancy and Ray visited the Holy Cross Brothers in California and Louisiana.
    Our prayers are with you,
    Bro. Howard Metz, csc

  5. (Sister) Mary Margaret Mooney says:

    My prayers and sympathy are with the McLaughlin family. May Nancy rest in peace and eternal glory!

  6. Tom and Mary Walker says:

    Nancy and I knew each other since the middle 30’s as our homes were just two blocks apart. It was always a pleasure to have a conversation with her at Uncle Billy and Aunt Kate’s home, the Nilles home, SHA, the Convent, or just around the neighborhood. As stated, “She was beauty and grace inside and out”. Sincerely, Tom and Mary

  7. Brian Day says:

    So Sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. She was such an elegant lady.
    Wish I could make it to the funeral sadly I cannot.

    Brian Day

  8. Don, Huyen, LesleyAnne, and Ashley Buegel says:

    Nancy was one of the kindest and most thoughtful people we’ve ever met – always pleasant and so easy to talk with. What a joyful person who enjoyed a good life. She will be sorely missed by so many.

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