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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Patricia "Trish" K. McLaughlin

1964 - 2021

Phoenixville

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Patricia K. "Trish" McLaughlin, age 56, of Phoenixville, died on March 25, 2021, after a brief illness.

She is survived by her beloved family, her husband, Thomas Opitz, and sons, Anders Opitz and Tommy Opitz.  She is also survived by her mother, Audrey McLaughlin, and siblings, Philip Tribble (Sally), Kevin McLaughlin (Maura), Mercedes McLaughlin (Nahas Lahcene), Susan McLaughlin (John McMahon), and Maureen McLaughlin (Erik Lehtis), as well as numerous nieces and nephews, who all adored “Aunt Trish.”  Her father, Dr. Philip E. McLaughlin, died in 1979. 

A high school graduate of Kimberton Waldorf School, she received a B.A. in Communications from Temple University.

She was a stellar fundraiser for nonprofits, with a successful career in sales and marketing.  More recently, she managed recreational activities for older adults in assisted living. Charming and funny, she had a soft spot for seniors and loved to hear their life stories while entertaining them with her lively and creative trivia sessions. Generous and open of heart and spirit, she knew no strangers and magically made instant friends wherever she went. 

Trish loved her family and friends, her dogs, music, cooking, reading, all things Irish, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the beach, especially in Lewes, Delaware. Her loving sons were her greatest joy in life. She was extremely proud of all of their accomplishments and of the fine men that they had become.

Trish was well loved and will be dearly missed.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Phoenixville Area Community Services at www.pacsphx.org or The Clinic in Phoenixville www.theclinicpa.org.

Services and interment are private.

 

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Phoenixville Area Community Services
Web: http://www.pacsphx.org

The Clinic in Phoenixville
Web: http://www.theclinicpa.org

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Love Always, Patty and John Baumeister

April 5, 2021 1:01 PM

For our dear Sugar Magnolia-
"Sweet blossom come on under the willow
We can have high times if you'll abide
We can discover the wonders of nature
Rolling in the rushes down by the riverside"
~GD
Love Always, Patty and John Baumeister


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April 2, 2021 10:10 PM

Tom, Anders, Tommy, Patricia’s family and friends
Praying for you all with hopes that one day you will overcome this sadness. We all remember Patricia as a wonderful person, always ready to cheer up someone or help those in need. We pray that this memory of her will continue to provide comfort. We wish we could have had more time with her.
With condolences, Martin, Naoko and girls


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Anne Dulany Eliason, Christina Schlank & Jane Zoidis Quinn

March 30, 2021 8:54 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Trisha fondly. Wishing love, prayers and peace for Trisha and your entire family.
Anne Dulany Eliason, Christina Schlank & Jane Zoidis Quinn


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AJ Healy

March 30, 2021 1:13 PM

Tom, Anders & Tommy,
I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always.
God Bless
AJ, Andi, Ainsley & Sara Healy
AJ Healy


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