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DEXTER, Gertrude E. McLaughlin, 88, died March 30, 2006, at a Scarborough nursing home. She was born May 13, 1917, in Brooksville, daughter of Lewis and Iva (Snow) Black. She was a member of the Dexter United Methodist Church, the O.E.S., and was a 7th degree member of the Grange.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Anne Crowley of Carmel, Rose Stocker of Exeter, and Sally Campbell of Portland; a sister, Mary Snow of South Penobscot; 2 brothers, Ernest Black, and Richard Black both of Brooksville; a daughter-in-law, Fran McLaughlin of South Carolina; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and a great great granddaughter; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur F. McLaughlin; a son Robert McLaughlin; a grandson, Allen Crowley; 3 brothers, Archie Black, William Black, and Robert Black; 2 sisters, Arlena Ladd, and Madelyn Harding.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main Street in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 2nd, at the Dexter United Methodist Church with Pastor Lois Field officiating. Spring burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to Camp Metchuwana, P.O. Box 277, Winthrop, ME 04364. For more information or to sign an online guest book, go to

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