|Janice Ann McLaughlin McGurn
Published in The Washington Post on November 4, 2011
Janice McGurn died October 31, 2011 at her home in
Bethesda, Maryland. She was 85 and her son Mark was by her
Janice Ann McLaughlin was born in Chicago, IL on January 30,
1926. She attended Western High School (1944) and
Georgetown Visitation. After college, she worked as a
journalist for the Washington Times-Herald and then in Public
Relations for a private firm in Coral Gables, Florida.
With her husband, Barrett McGurn, she lived in Rome and Hong Kong before moving to
Bethesda, MD in 1969. She was active in The Friday Morning Music Club, The Capital
Speakers Club, Meals on Wheels and other charity organizations.
Her survivors include two sons from Barrett's first marriage, William McGurn III of Rome,
Italy and Andrew McGurn of Norwalk, CT; three sons, Lachie McGurn of Winnetka, IL,
Martin McGurn and Mark McGurn, both of Bethesda and 11 grandchildren who
affectionately called her "Nona."
She was well known for her grace, charm and sense of humor.
Visitation will take place at Gawler's Funeral Home, located at 5130 Wisconsin Ave.,
NW, Washington, DC 20016 on November 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be held at The Church of the Little Flower, located at 5607
Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD on Saturday, November 5 at 12 p.m.