John McLaughlin, OFM
1905 – 1936
Fr. John McLaughlin, OFM, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 1, 1905. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., and entered the Province’s novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary in Paterson, N.J., Aug. 18, 1928.
He professed temporary vows Aug. 19, 1929, and made his profession of solemn vows Sept. 17, 1932. Fr. John was ordained a priest at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., June 10, 1935.
Fr. John was traveling from St. Francis of Assisi Parish on 31st Street in New York City to the seminary in Callicoon for his annual retreat when he suffered fatal injuries in a car accident near Cochecton, N.Y.
He died in a Callicoon hospital on June 29, 1936. He was 31 years old, a professed friar for six years, and had just begun the second year of his priesthood.